Sunset Sail around Boston Harbor


adirondack III

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.

leaving rowes wharf

We were anchored between the little round building and that huge sailboat.

raising sails

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!

uss cassin young

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.

USS Constitution

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 embarrassingĀ that I can’t look at it without thinking about a certain Pirate movie and rum.

waves

austin and amy

austin and amy

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!)

sails and moon at sunset

birds and moon

zakim at sunset

I’ve driven over the Zakim Bridge countless times. It’s always nice to see things from a new perspective.

clock tower

deck of ship

water at night

downtown

moon and tugboat

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.

sails in moon light

returning to dock

Returning to the wharf about 8pm.

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