Walking up and down the boardwalk / bike path of Monterey and Pacific Grove, it was really a delight to see these boats, old and fading as they are. I am not sure what awaits them, but personally I thought they were rather cute (for lack of a better word) and would love to see them chugging around in the sea! The Metropolis film shifts the colors, and while the boats were faded in color, they were still quite bright in the sunlight.
The day we were out was gloomy and grey. The coastal fog was slung low overhead. We came from a sunny inland valley and ended up in the May Grey (now June Gloom) of the California coast. Colors pop on such days.
This is a detail of an old Norwegian fishing boat dating from the 1800s. Fishermen would sail out in an open boat to earn their living and feed their families. No cabin, but oars, sails, scoops, and prayers to keep them safe.