After the lecture, we were taken on a walk down to the harbor for a cruise on the schooner Appledore II. Unfortunately, I don't have a good photo of the ship because I couldn't get far enough away from it to take a photo without falling in the water. I didn't feel like doing that even though the temperature was such that it might have felt good.
View off the starboard bow.
These next photos are only two of many, many pictures I took of the sails. They were so beautiful against the blue sky.
The coils of rope - we watched as the crew wrapped these very carefully. They started over several times until they were satisfied they'd done it correctly. Makes me think of the spools of my embroidery thread; wish the crew would wrap them neatly for me!
Parasailers in the distance -
A sailboat and a channel marker:
This second set of photos you see here are from the harbor as we wandered around starting with a sail boat.
The Coast Guard -
The harbor -
Love the reflections:
All of these are wonderful reminders of our trip, but none of these make me want to paint as is. I mean, think about it, a watercolor painting with all these white boats? And the boats are so pretty and clean and . . . . not my style.
I found some that I would definitely paint, but you won't see those photos for a few days.