This is an old beater of a fiberglass canoe locked to a railing along a public waterfront walkway. I will admit to being a canoe snob, having had some experience with them, and it’s not a canoe I would want, being heavy, slow, and lowslung in the water. But I imagine it’s there so that someone can go out to check crab traps in the sheltered harbour, or fish, or maybe paddle to the island across the way. And for that it’s a perfectly good canoe.
Leaving it on the shingle below high water mark has some risks when tides and winds coincide to make things a little rough. The week before when I saw it, it was pretty much submerged. This time there was less water in it, but still quite a bit of beach shingle slopping about inside it along with the water.
But oh my, how beautiful against the morning light.