Buoy Oh Buoy

7 Responses to Buoy Oh Buoy

  1. I like the color in the photo. I assume this is at a dock some where.

  2. jamesviscosi says:

    Very colorful! They look like bobbers from some giant’s tackle box.

  3. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks, Urban Thought! I took two or three photos from a window on the second floor of the Saint John library. The above photo is a close cropping of one similar to that of the first picture in yesterday’s entry. The (only) big yellow buoy in yesterday’s picture is the one in the far right of today’s.

    Thanks, James! Around this area, I suppose they would be from the tackle box of Glooscap (also spelled Kluskap now) , the legendary Mi’kmaq giant First Person.

  4. Gina says:

    Beautiful colors! Are you at a buoy factory?

  5. lavenderbay says:

    No, Gina, but you’ve got me wondering now where buoys are made. These ones were piled beside a Canadian Coast Guard shed in the Saint John Harbour. I don’t know whether buoys have different meanings depending on their colours or what. It seems to me that red is “port” and green is “starboard”, but it beats me what yellow means.

  6. I once went to a seafood eatery on Cape Cod — very nautical decor, of course — and the signs on the doors to the toilets said ‘buoys’ and ‘gulls’ – (groan). Just reporting…


  7. lavenderbay says:

    Hee hee hee… A classmate of mine returned from a trip to Maine, wearing a T-shirt with a very realistic drawing of a fish and the words, “Boston Greeting Cod.” I love regional humour.

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