I spent Memorial Day observing a tradition I never knew existed, the "Blessing of the Boats" at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. You see, my mom and her boyfriend Mark spend the warm months of the year living on a boat there. This year they were asked to captain the fleet boat for the annual service. Mark carefully drove the boat up and down the docks as a Chaplin splashed holy water and gave a prayer to anyone interested.
The Chaplin waves from the top deck.
And what boat trip is complete without a handful of cold beers? None, I say.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, too!