Thursday Doors – Boats

After last week’s chilly, grey Thursday Doors post I thought blue skies and boats might be called for. Boat doors come in all shapes and sizes.

The first few images are of Ballycastle boats. You would never think it was the middle of winter looking at these photos.

The clouds look a bit chilly and that was reflected in the temperature. However, the cold didn’t dampen our spirits and the grandchildren enjoyed a spell in the park. There was a boat of sorts there, too.

It might be a fake vessel but with a little bit of imagination it became an amazing pirate ship. Nearer to home, Belturbet boats are looking good, too.

A while ago I posted a photograph of a neat little cruiser that is usually moored in Belturbet. It has a ‘living’ roof but the shot was taken at dusk, so it was difficult to see. I took this one in daylight.

Here’s a close up of the roof, it even has a stove flue.

The Gaffer always enjoys his walks down by the marina but he’s not too steady on his old legs now, so he wears his doggy life jacket. It also keeps him warm on chilly days.

Thanks a million for mooring on my blog this week. If you sail on over to Norm’s you’ll find lots of Thursday Doors, maybe even a boat or two.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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42 Responses to Thursday Doors – Boats

  1. Nice pics, Jean. I noticed the Gaffter looking safe and dapper in his orange vest! πŸ™‚

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Yes blue skies and warmer weather please πŸ™‚
    I would so love to try life on the water in a houseboat for at least a few days…maybe even a week.
    Lovely shots Jean.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    These are wonderful photos. So clear and inviting. Nice doors. Lovely blue skies…

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  4. It really does look non-wintery, Jean, so thanks for that. πŸ™‚ It’s sunny here but quite cold, so I like imagining some warmth. We stayed on a houseboat on Lake Powell, Utah one year many, many years ago. It was fun. I love the living/green roof. I’ve seen them (in photos) in cities but never on a boat. I wonder whether they raise veggies.


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  5. I like the Tinker best this week! I still have a boat trip down a canal on my wish list!

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  6. sydspix says:

    Really loved the boat pix! I can’t imagine having grass growing on top of my boat roof!

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  7. sjhigbee says:

    What a lovely selection of boats, Jean. I’m fascinated by the living roof on the cabin – surely it makes the boat top heavy!

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  8. DrJunieper says:

    Can’t believe how summery it looks there! You caught so many boats – it looks like many people have, as a recreational vehicle? Here, we have a storm going on, with the tall trees wildly waving, and expecting snow in …”sunny” California, lol! But it’s nice to have some sunny days in your long Irish weather, eh?

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    • Snow in California? My goodness, Jesh, I thought our weather has been strange lately. Every sunny day here is gratefully appreciated πŸ™‚


      • DrJunieper says:

        Yeah, and the last two years, the same thing: snow! Luckily it does not stay for months on the ground like in Holland and the UK, but California is supposed to be subtropical! But I do enjoy being able to take the images of the snow though, a welcome change for my blog posts:)

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  9. marianallen says:

    What a unique door post! I love the green roof. I’ll bet the stove flue keeps the grass warm, and the soil insulates the cabin, so win-win. Everything looks so crisp and bright in those photos. Very cheery!

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  10. Dan Antion says:

    The Gaffer is pretty cute. These are great doors, and I love the reflections. The water is like glass.

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  11. dennyho says:

    Great doors and how original is that green, ‘living’ roof?

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  13. cindy knoke says:

    Oh these are purely perfect reflections! Love them.

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  14. slfinnell says:

    Enjoyed your post! I’ve always wanted a boat type creation for my kiddos to have in the playyard. That ‘pirate ship’ would be so awesome for them to climb around on.

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  15. Great assortment of colorful boats, doors and blue skies. Love the houseboats and the green roof. πŸ™‚

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