I just got back from the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. My first impression is that i am a little overloaded. The sheer variety of vessels is amazing. It was a splendid oportuninty to see some of the designs I have only seen in pictures. There was a Pacific Pelican which is a stretched version of the San Francisco Pelican. What a difference two feet make. This is a very roomy boat.
There were many large boats such as the schooners Martha, Adventuress and Spike Africa. They made an attractive spectacle racing across the bay. A crowd of sails enhances any landscape.
The demonstrations were very good. I sat in on one about traditional sailmaking techniques and another about timber joinery in ancient ships. I met lots of interesting people and generally had a day to build the spirit.