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Buckingham / Nelson: 28th Annual James River Batteau Festival Underway – Photos Added – 6.18.13

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

Photo By Marcie Gates : Brian Roberts (L, formerly of Nelson County, Va) picks a tune with Stephen DeFranco during a rest Monday evening at Wingina Landing. June 17, 2013.

Wingina
Buckingham / Nelson County, VA

The 28th Annual James River Batteau River Festival is underway! For years, we’ve been telling you about the folks that take to the James around this time in the late spring and early summer. Here’s a cool video from 2010 our Norm Shafer did.

This past Monday afternoon BRLM Photographer / Writer Marcie Gates caught up with the crew as they pulled in for the evening at Wingina Landing on Route 56 East on the Nelson / Buckingham County line. On Tuesday they headed out for Howardsville.

™©2013 BlueRidgeLife : Photo By Marcie Gates : Marcie Gates , photographer / writer for Blue Ridge Life Magazine (L) & Brian Roberts, originally of Nelson County – now living in Williamsburg, VA – stop for a self shot as people participating in the 28th Annual James River Batteau Festival pull in for the evening at Wingina Landing on the Nelson / Buckingham County Line – Monday evening June 17, 2013.

L-to-R-Nathan-Roberts-younger-bro-Linda-Roberts-mother-Tommy-Brown-nelson-co-friend-Courtney-Harlowe-Emily-Raup-battaue-sisters-Brian-Roberts-Stephen-DeFranco-VT-roommate pose for a group shot on their batteau this past Monday evening on the shores of the James River in Wingina. June 17, 2013

L-to-R-Courtney-Harlowe-Tommy-Brown-Emily-Raup all take a break Monday afternoon – June 17, 2013 at Wingina Landing. They left Tuesday morning to head on downstream finishing up this coming weekend.

To see lots more photos that Marcie shot, head on over to our BRLM Facebook album by clicking on the image above.

The James River Batteau Festival will end on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 at Maiden’s Landing.

We’ll have more of Marcie’s pics on Tuesday!

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