Well I’m back after a week of vacation at home and time away from the blog. I had a fantastic week with my family full of fun day trips and some much needed R&R. While I certainly love to take vacations to new and interesting places, sometimes a staycation at home is still the best.
Last week we were fortunate here in Boston as the city hosted Boston Harborfest, the War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations, Navy Week, and OpSail Boston. These overlapping events meant that Boston played host to numerous ships and boats, including some of the Tall Ships. These two ships, the Guayas from Ecuador and the Gloria from Colombia, were docked at Fish Pier, and are just incredibly impressive and beautiful ships. The Guayas is a 257 foot long Ecuadorian Naval Academy ship, teaching seamanship and navigation skills to naval cadets. The Gloria, at 249 feet, is the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, and was commissioned in 1968 as a sail-training ship, similar to the Guayas. I woke up real early to grab some shots at sunrise before the crowds, and was pleasantly surprised with both a nice sunrise, as well as finding the lights still lit on both ships. I’m endlessly fascinated with the Tall Ships, and will post some more images in the near future.