In our meandering drives, we often end up on a stretch of River Road in Richmond and Surrey that runs alongside the Fraser River. Imagine our delight a while ago to come across a bevy of tugboats wheeling and twisting together in an intricate water ballet.
Unable to resist the lure of six tugs at work, we stopped to enjoy the dance.
It appeared several log booms had to be joined together into one before moving the large mass further up river to the mills for processing. Clearly, this is a job that requires skill, timing and artistry. To further complicate things, a boat pulling a barge full of gravel was slowly making its way ever-closer to the performance.
With the ease born of practice, men and boats worked seamlessly together to accomplish their tasks.
Captains deftly piloted their boats while boom workers leaped effortlessly along the logs, spears at the ready to position each new piece in place.
It was a joy to watch, with the laughter and chatter of workers sliding across to provide the soundtrack for this dance of life on the river.
Once all was secured, the performance wound down and the sextet moved off gently into the next phase of the dance, just in time for the gravel barge to take his place on centre stage.
How could we not be endlessly fascinated by this vibrant river.....?
I'm linking up to a meme that's new to me..."Our World Tuesday". Do stop by if you get a chance, for glimpses of life around our amazing world...:)
You might also like to check out "Sweet Spot Tuesday", another great meme I have just discovered...