I wasn't going to take the boat out today. I only went down to the boat to fuel up and get her ship shape for the weekend festivities. Then as I looked over the houses of Rocky Neck I saw the masts of the Canadian schooner "Bluenose II" looming above them. That did it, lower the engine and cast off the lines with camera in hand. Once I rounded the Railways I aimed my camera at the schooner and click....nothing! The camera wasn't working! What could it be I thought, I had charged the battery. The LED display was flashing "CHA"...That must mean the battery charge is low. Oh no I hope it's not time for a new battery, this one is hard to come by. You just can't walk into a store and buy it off the shelf. A little of that sick feeling started to take over, not now....not during the Schooner Festival! I had spun out to the outer harbor and decided to come in. As I was passing the Paint Factory I finally discovered what the problem was. The memory card wasn't fully installed! Dummy!
Tying up the "Bluenose II"!
"Bluenose II" bow on!
"Bluenose II" dockside!
Blue sky and "Bluenose II"!
Symmetry of masts!
Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon"!
Keeping things ship shape!
Dog on the bow!
Schooner "Spirit of Massachusetts" in for repair!
High and dry!
The Dory Shop!
Cleared for takeoff!
Gloucester Maritime Hertage Center!
Band plays on the dock!
"Bluenose II" aft!
Me and my shadow!
Sunset over the harbor!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!