We decided to get off the boat and check out the festivities around town. They have the normal craft fair / farmers market here at the port. We are always surprised and disappointed when it is 90% crafts and 10% food. We are looking for fresh produce direct from the farm. Oh well.
|These are plates that the "artist" glues other things to. Seems to be the rage these days.|
|Jan looking at some headbands|
We walked through the market and then headed uptown to the parade. We are not much for parades, but it was fun to take in all the different people.
|Evel Knievel float|
I was heading down to walk the guest dock and check out the boats (not an open slip - it is fully booked by 10:00AM on January 2 - you can only reserve slips in the current year so the phones are ringing off the hook for reservations for the 4th on January 2nd) and I spotted Austin in the port boat heading for the dock. So I started snapping pictures... no pressure now.
I spotted this next guy sitting on the back of his boat with his wife. I told him I liked his face. His wife said "what do you mean?". I said it looks like you had a long night last night. His wife replied "it's a disease".
They had live bands in the park throughout the day. We spent the evening listening and dancing in the park - great fun! Then the fireworks started at 10:00.
We were tied up at the end of E dock, right next to the gate. There was a square steel tube that went across the top of the gate that a pair of finches were using for a house. They were building their nest while we were there so they were constantly in and out. We were no more than 6 feet away from them and they never gave us a second look.
We are sadly leaving Kingston today. We will make a stop in Port Ludlow for the night, then head back to the San Juan Islands for some more cruising.
As expected, we have the most wonderful time in Kingston!!!!