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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Watery Wednesday


Today's Watery Wednesday shots are all about an unlikely love story. A love story between a man and his boat and the same man and a woman.
The huge boat in the background with the black hull belongs to a man named Ron. He is married to a woman named Lynne, who happens to be the Registered Nurse at my grouphome. Ron is 80 years old and battling his fourth bout of cancer. You would never know he was 80 years old as he is quite active especially for someone with cancer, going through chemo and has a heart condition.
This boat is about 105 or more feet long. It is an old wreck of a long ago fishing boat and he is rebuilding the boat to make it into a yacht. Looks fairly decent from the outside but inside the boat it is a mess. It is all torn apart, rusted out, old tools and implements of repair are everywhere. Looking at the boat one would never think it will ever be a glorious yacht in the future.
Enter Lynne, his wife. She does not have to work, neither of them do. She comes to work every day and sinks her paychecks into this old rusty hulk of a boat. Ron gets up every morning no matter how he is feeling and makes his way down to the marina and putters around on the rusty hulk.
Despite the cancer and the heart condition, this boat is his passion and as it slowly gets repaired and refurbished so does he. His cancer may not go away and there are days when I am sure he would rather not get up, but this boat calls. If it can stay afloat, well then so can he.
And Lynne, my nurse understands that Ron has to have this boat, even if it never sees the open sea with Ron at the helm, she knows that as long as its rusting hulk is parked in the marina her hubby will live to see another day. And so she goes to work and makes the money to ensure he can.
And that is the love story.
Here are a few more boats that are parked in the marina. The rent they collect from the marina also gets sunk into the rusty hulk.
The hulk on the left!!

The Boat called the Marwood is thier son's boat. His son is renovating this boat.
All these pictures were taken on the Queensborough Marina which they own. Thier house is down the road overlooking this waterway. What a beautiful place to live and see the day.
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7 comments:

AL said...

That's very informative. Thanks for sharing.

J Bar said...

Great.

Luna Miranda said...

Ron and Lynne's love story is special. it's a gift to find a partner who supports your dreams, who encourages, who gives with all her/his heart. an inspiring story and wonderful photos.

michael said...

That is an inspiring story. Thank you.

Manang Kim said...

It looks like the Marina is super busy with small or big boats. Great shot!

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Mel Cole of PA, USA said...

Wow, it must be a treasured boat from her ancestors. Nice shot! BTW, i followed you here today.

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EG Wow said...

It sounds like a great project, a reason to carry on. And it's wonderful that Lynne is helping him with his dream.