What did I do this weekend? I went to a wooden boat festival, obviously.
You’re probably asking “boats, Meg? Really?” Yes, really. Here’s a fun fact: my sister and I helped my dad build a boat when we were in middle school. It was awesome and painstaking and educational on all things fiberglass and keeping your fingers crossed the damn thing will float. The officially dubbed Wooden Boat Festival takes place in Port Townsend, a community about two hours outside of Seattle. Among the things you need to know about the festival, there are woodworking shops, tours on the historical vessels moored in the port, and excursions where you can sail some of the bigger guys. There are also dinghies and shantys, which come on – you know you want to sing a shanty.
This is not your Billionaires Yachting Club of Worstershitster, either. Most of the owners are craftsman by trade or hobby, so its essentially a place to go and marvel at the workmanship, not the money put into one. After swimming through a crapload of Fashion Week collections (Opening Ceremony’s show was LEGIT), it was nice to get some fresh air and get out of the city to see something different.