July 14th, 2009Tall Ships 2009
Stardate July 11 / 12 2009
Well the weather is really shaping up for July. It was a great weekend. Starting Friday afternoon I took Uncle Herbie and his close friends Jimmy and Sharon on a tour of the harbor to see the Tall Ships that were in town. While Mayor Menino messed everything up for the Tall Ships (first time they have been here in 10 years) we still got to see them and it was a great sight. I have to say, it was funny seeing the Boston Police boats in the harbor with their ‘extended’ families on the boats seeing the sights and then on the local news Sunday night for ‘misappropriation’ of funds / equipment – call it what you want. It wouldn’t have been so bitter sweet if they hadn’t been such jerks on the water – but I digress.
Saturday was AWESOME as well. My Dad came down to the boat for a trip to see the ships. Can’t get any better – he loves boating, tall ships and the water – a true tripple play – well and he got to hang out with Donna and I – how does it get any better? We took a nice tour, again, of the harbor and saw some very cool ships and then we took a nice tour of the inner islands.
The reality is my Dad took the trian down from Maine and paid $50 just to see if I had actually learned how to drive / park the boat. I have to say, I did a good job given the pressure.
So Mayor Menino did everything in his power to screw up even the tall ships coming into Boston, but I have to say it was a nice weekend in spite of it all.
On Sunday, another great day, our friends Brian and Jenny came down for a boat ride along with our bud Steve from the marina. Again we drove around the harbor to see the ships and then we anchored off of Peddock’s Island again to relax and feel the cool breeze. While we were there we saw one of the coolest boats EVER. It was probably 90 feet long and very sleek and stealth. As we drove by it had its back open and had launced 2 jet skies and a tender. Beautiful boat.
After we got back to the marina it was one of those nights where EVERYONE was there and having a great time. By the time Donna and I got out of there it was 10PM and we missed dinner. Oh well, I can eat any time.
Until next time this is Captain SteveK signing off.
Thanks for reading!