The Charles W. Morgan is the oldest surviving whaling ship in the world, and this summer it’s set sail again, after a lengthy restoration process and much work on the part of the folks at Mystic Seaport. I had the good fortune of attending a lecture in Boston presented by the museum a few months ago in preparation for the Morgan’s 38th voyage, and had a great time learning about stuff that I, growing up in a landlocked place, had no idea about - so it was a wonderful surprise to receive an email inviting me to an early-bird tour of the ship when she docked in Boston. Completely aside from being spared what sounded like an hour-long queue for the general public, sneaking onto the ship early got us a chance to ask annoying questions to the crew, peek in at breakfast, and see the Morgan’s neighbor - the USS Constitution, which lives a few blocks from our apartment - from a different angle.
So many stories hiding in this city, just waiting to be found!
on the road
It's Sunday morning and we have no plans. How nice!
A late summer afternoon Boston South Station, about to head west on the Commuter Rail
Walking through Boston, thinking about life. It is weird how those two feel strangely connected.
Paying it forward
Ordinary things: but they mean I am settling into a new home. (Also, after three months, I finally have something to put my clothes in.)
Old and new