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Oh Buoy!

Bouys – love them or leave ’em! Oh, I’m just kidding. I do love me some brightly colored and beat up bouys though. They just seem to scream…”BEACH!” or “NAUTICAL,” don’t ya think?  As I shared last year, many of our local residents hang found buoys along their fences, from trees or displayed in their gardens. The bright colors make them easier to see while doing their job, but they add a bit of whimsy to those who collect them for display.

It appears that I’m not the only one who has a little thing for these pieces of nautical history – here’s a nice little collection of buoys from around the Blogosphere.

Buoy Tree at beach cottage

Oh Buoy! What a great selection of buoys!!

Do you collect these fun pieces of nautical enchantment?

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10 thoughts on “Oh Buoy!

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  3. Melody

    I love buoys! I have a few but they are fake from stores. I’ve been planning on painting some to colors that blend with my decor. I love nautical stuff and you have a great site. Thanks for sharing these photo finds.

  4. beachhouseliving

    Hi,
    They are so fun and colorful. They are lobster floats usually. Some have used them for fish nets etc but they are not buoys they do not stand for any navigational aid of marking channels or noting danger. Colored and sometimes numbered so owners know whose is whose and when they dropped them and true so boaters can avoid them but real buoys appear on paper nautical charts and GPS systems and are placed by Federal and state agencies. Confusing the two could be dangerous.

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