You gotta love an event that’s named so simply and accurately: Tall Ships.
I remember when they came to Boston ten years ago; I couldn’t have been less interested. This time, though, the idea of these majestic oldies seemed so anachronistic, I just had to see them, so I took a leisurely stroll along the Harborwalk to check them out one day after work last week. So did a lot of other people. It was hard to tell if people were more excited to see the ships or the sun. The sun!
Here’s a tall ship gleaming in the sunlight by Rowes Wharf…
and a couple docked by the World Trade Center at night, all glowy:
We stumbled upon them the second time after spotting from afar twinkly lights draped along the mast, like they were decorated for Christmas.
Boston.com has a nice slide show of the ships, which sailed out yesterday morning for the vast, slightly frightening open ocean.