Sunday evening we went on a sunset sailing trip around the harbor for a couple hours. The weather was pretty good for October; calm, not very windy, and only slightly cold.
We were anchored between the little round building and that huge sailboat.
Aside from the captain, there were two crew who did all the sails and even brought us drinks. Nothing sounded better than a hot cider, but it wasn’t on the menu. But just by chance, they happened to have some that night!
In the Charlestown Navy Yard, we went past this old destroyer the USS Cassin Young. It was used in WWII and hit by kamikaze attacks in the Battle of Okinawa. The captain told us a lot of interesting facts as we sailed around.
Here is a much older version. The USS Constitution was built in 1797, and is the oldest warship in the world still floating. It’s a little embarrassing that I can’t look at it without thinking about a certain Pirate movie and rum.
One of the crew was nice enough to take pictures of Austin and I before we lost the light. (Marcy, yes this is your coat!)
I’ve driven over the Zakim Bridge countless times. It’s always nice to see things from a new perspective.
I thought this was a peninsula and a lighthouse, but it’s actually a huge ship being pushed into dock by a tugboat in back.
Returning to the wharf about 8pm.