sail sail away
friday was a lovely late-summer day – in the high 70s, maybe low 80s – and a clear sky. it was a perfect day to go for a sunset sail on the roseway.
She is a tall ship that was built in essex, massachusetts (where i happened to eat some incredible fried clams a couple of weeks ago at woodman’s of essex) in 1925.
she’s moored in boston in the summer, and is mostly an education ship, taking school groups out in boston harbor and sometimes for overnight trips.
i met the ship’s cook, della, when we both won $25 lottery tickets to see WICKED earlier in the month, which is how i discovered the roseway.
friday was the roseway’s last day in boston before going into dry dock for a month for maintenance, followed by a sail to savannah, georgia and then to spend the winter in st. croix. we were greeted by a mostly young, eager crew who told us the ship’s history, along with her current education mission. we departed boston harbor at 5.
there was a light breeze so the sailing was smooth. the bar opened as soon as we, the guests, helped the crew raise the sails.
there were around 20 guests on the sail, and we met some interesting people. sailing under the approach to logan airport was amazing!
in the last shot, you might be able to tell how close to us that landing plane was! we got to see some places from the water that i’ve only seen from land (at least in the past 10-15 years: the bank of america pavilion where i see several concerts each year…
castle island and its fort independence, built 1833-1851…
and legal harborside’s lovely fish sculpture.
we were sad when the ship had to return to its mooring… we would have liked to continue sailing to st. croix, even though we had no change of clothes!!! catch the roseway when you can – you’ll learn as much as you’re interested in learning about many topics, help raise the sails, or just sit and enjoy the views. check out world ocean school.