2017 Life Logs, Days 168: Parade of Tall Ships 2017, Boston
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Weather: Overcast with Misty Rain, Temp in the High 60’s F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
Sam and I were up early and were off to Boston. Sam drove his rental car and I followed in my car. We drove to the airport so he could return the car, and then we went to the Hyatt Regency at the airport to a viewing area there for the Parade of Tall Ships. It should have been a seven-minute trip from the rental car return area to the hotel, but I stupidly took a wrong turn and went back through the tunnel to South Boston and then had to turn around and go back. But even with the glitch in getting there, the Hyatt venue was perfect for viewing the Parade of Tall Ships. There was no line for the security check-in and there were places to sit on the concrete sea wall. We then settled in to watch the ships with the Boston skyline in the background. This made it even more special. The tall ship leading the parade was the US Coast Guard Eagle out of Newport, followed by some smaller US ships. Then came the Canadian ships followed the Pictan Castle from the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. There were some spectacular tall ships from the Netherlands and Ecuador and Peru. The largest was the 379-foot Union from Peru. We could not stay to watch all the ships as Sam needed to check into his hotel in downtown Boston so he could get a nap before his flight to London tonight. Thankfully pilots take their jobs very seriously and do make sure they get the required rest before flying across the ocean! But we did take time to have lunch in Chinatown before Sam headed to the hotel for a nap. At that point, I started the drive home. I made a stop at Costco to get a few things I need for the Martin Family gathering in West Virginia next weekend, and then it was home again, home again.