Sunday, July 12, 2009

tall ships tour! all hands on deck!

Hi every bloggie! 
I went to a very neat event today!  Well it was a rough start.. you see mom wanted to see the Tall Ships that came to Boston Seaport for the week.  She read a website that said to go to Quincy Marina Bay Harbor or Charlestown.  So off we went.. headed to Quincy.  

I got out and walked along the marina.  All I heard were crickets crickets. I kept looking but only saw tall weeds!  Is that what we came to see! Well that is the JFK Memorial in the distance.. but I came to see TALL SHIPS!

We learned you can only catch the ferry from here.. NO Tall Ships in Quincy. See the map- We had to head into Boston to the Seaport World Trade Center area.  Silly.  
I realized I know nothing about sailing or shipping vessels. I quickly had to master sailing and vessel knowledge.  Forty Tall Ships came into Boston!  I had to take in as much sea lingo as possible.  Here is a quick tip on the types of ships. 
How do decide which one you want? I'll take the Ketch with fries please. Then we finally saw them!  Look at this fancy mast!
This ship was the Capitan Miranda  Uruguay 
Homeport: Montevideo, Uruguay
Rig: Staysail Schooner
Sparred Length: 205’ Draft: 12’ Beam: 27’Hull: Steel

I was declared First Mate! even though I'm more of an apprentice.  I always thought a poop was what I made.. not a raised deck on a ship! huh?  And square knots.. I'll have my favorite square Eric help me on that.  
Oh no.. this matey is getting a bit queasy...  
I think I'll stay ashore for a while..  More photos to come tomorrow!  Anchors Away!


  1. wow.. You had quite the adventure.. how fun Lucky Dawg.
    I had funs @ the beachy today... Just stopped to see what you was lookin at (in your 1st picture).
    Sleepy good furfriend.

    Bell girl

  2. You got to go too? You are so lucky Norwood! What a fun mom you have to take you to such fun places. Most humans don't get to go to places like that. Africa is jealous.
    Kasha and Africa

  3. Ciao bello Norwood!

    What a magnifico outing you had! And on such a beautiful, sunny day, too -- perfetto!

    Tanti baci!

  4. Very cool adventure Norwood! Can't wait to see more pictures!!
    your pal,

  5. Forty ships!!! That's a whole lotta ships!!! Must have been quite a sight! Did you like it better than chasing frogs? not! You look good as a first mate Norwood, but you could probably swab those decks with that big tongue of yours! Have a fun day at daycamp!
    your pal,

  6. Looks like you avoided the washout weather we had - and made the best of it!

  7. Oh what fun that must have been! Mom and Dad love Boston, but we live furry far away, so unless the Tall Ships come here... but looks like you had a wonderful sniff around those huge er poop decks and square knots! Have a good Monday!
    Hugs xo

  8. Wow!!
    We have enjoyed your trip :)
    Fantastic shots and you are a star on the pictures,
    you are looking so CUTE :)
    Did you like it Norwood !!
    It was a wonderful day ....

    your friend Kareltje =^.^=

  9. Way cool adventure Norwood! Loved the pics and the info. There were a lot of TALL ships there. More pics would be good.
    Tail wags
    Ernie & Sasha

  10. Looks like a fascinating place to explore with lots of food droppings. Hence the queasiness.
    Was those boards hot on your tootsies? You probably shoulda worn your flip-flops.

    Just wantin' to help a brother out, Norwood.
    Chester ;0=)

  11. wow how exciting - those ships are really cool - we have a speed boat - it is cool too and we get to go see the ocean in it

    woodrow sweetie mj

  12. Oh, the sail is so impressive, that's nice to make bandanas!
    Norwood, please go visit and clap your paws cheering up for Snowy&Crystal 3 years blogging,
    thanks pal.

  13. Looks like great weather.

    Are you a salty old sea dog now norwood ;-)

    Wizz :-)

  14. What fun Norwood. Looks like you had a nice adventure learning about ships. Did you see any pirates? Perhaps Captain Jack Sparrow?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  15. Great way to spend the weekend. Mom loved seeing the ships when she lived there. She says it must have been very crowded.

    Woo, the OP Pack

  16. Your tweets said you were too busy getting bisquits from old ladies and finding hot doggies ... then you tweeted seen one ship you seen them all. Goofball! Com'on! at least you got to go!


  17. What a fun day you had, Norwood! You and your mom visit the neatest spots!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  18. Furry khool way to spend one of your sunny days!


  19. You had a pawesome adventure!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

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