Gently Down…

The 21st WoodenBoat Show started today at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. The weather is perfect and it’s said to continue that way for the whole weekend. More than one hundred wooden boats are on display, but there was one in particular, a row boat, that caught my eye. Her name was written on her stern, Gently Down, and she is just beautiful, I think. The boat builder has used eleven different types of wood and done an amazing job. All around her wonderful hull was some musical notes written. For those of you who do not read notes, it reads: “Row, row, row your boat…”, etc. Very clever, if I may say so…

Row, row, row your boat,

Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

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