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Friday, August 1, 2014

Eagle

     OK, not that eagle...this Eagle.  This Eagle is the 295 foot, 78 year old training ship of the Coast Guard Academy.



     Today the Eagle sailed (motored?) into the Rockland Harbor to help the city celebrate their lobster festival this weekend.  I tagged along with the Pecks to watch it come into the harbor past the breakwater and lighthouse.  George spent a couple of summers aboard the Eagle back in the late fifties and has spent a lot of time along those yardarms furling the topsails.  It was disappointing that they saw fit not to raise a stitch of canvas for us folks looking for a great photo-op.
     We later wandered over to the Rockport harbor for lunch.  The harbor contains an interesting mix of pleasure craft and working boats.





          Since this was Friday, we had our campground wide Happy Hour.  It was even more convivial than usual, if possible.  We met some new folks and invited them to our follow-on Happy Hour which lasted until nearly eight.  Tomorrow five couples are going out to supper together to a place none of us have been before.  The spirit of adventure is alive and well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had an opportunity to see the Eagle before it left New London-what a majestic ship! Jeri