Saturday, August 28, 2010
Yesterday I spent the whole day on the beach at Lake Huron. I saw lots of great freighters on their way north to the Mackinac Straits, and plenty of small sailboats coming from Port Huron and Sarnia too. It was a nice day, but I kind of forgot to update 365 Boats. Hence we have this bonus boat. I really like this boat. Though small, it bears a striking resemblance to my boat in Jonathan.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Like yesterday, today's lighthouses don't include any boats. So first, let's get boat #237 out of the way...And now, to close out the week, a really nice, colorful set depicting the lighthouses of China...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This lighthouse stamp, though quite lovely, does not include a seagoing vessel, and therefore does not qualify as boat #238. So after some digging, I found the stamp below—the only boat stamp in my collection hailing from Sierra Leone.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Another lighthouse (with a bonus Coast Guard boat) from the same set as yesterday's close up of the Hatteras lighthouse.
And also, this classic candy stripe lighthouse from West Quoddy Head, Maine.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A nice little scene from Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There are actually two more stamps in this block that I'm missing. Luckily, the Lighthouse Stamp Society (yes, that is a real thing) has every lighthouse stamp ever printed up on their website. Here is the link to the complete stamp block:
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
St. Pierre and Miquelon is a group of small islands off the coast of Newfoundland. The territory is the last remnant of the former colonial empire of New France that is still under French control.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Perhaps we'll have a week soon where each boat comes with a bonus lighthouse stamp. That sounds fun, eh?
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Cook Islands are made up of 15 small islands, 9 in a southern group and 6 in a northern group. This stamp comes from a nice 15 part set in which each stamp is dedicated to a different island—in this case, Penrhyn.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Don't know anything about Nauru? Check out this excellent episode from the This American Life archive at:
This is from their teaser:
Nauru is a tiny island, population 12,000, a third of the size of Manhattan and far from anywhere: yet at the center of several of the decade's biggest global events. Contributing editor Jack Hitt tells the untold story of this dot in the middle of the Pacific and its involvement in the bankrupting of the Russian economy, global terrorism, North Korean defectors, the end of the world, and the late 1980s theatrical flop of a London musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci called Leonardo, A Portrait of Love. (30 minutes)