Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!

Ah, those were the days!!

Harold was pretty fond of wearing Christmas hats last year.

Everyone worked through the snow and 16 inches of ice.

Last year we put a tree up on the stern of the Ardelle

These trees were never cut out to be Xmas trees.

Some snow might be nice?!

Heh, don't forget to buy trunnels for Christmas gifts!
We are trying to get into the Christmas spirit here but it is currently raining and in the 40s and it is Dec. 7. Well, I for one need a little snow to get into the Christmas spirit. But, this could be the right time to start thinking about our shameless commercialism in suggesting that you consider buying a trunnel or a charter for your loved ones or distant relatives who may come and visit this summer ..and they do love to go sailing when they come to Cape Ann. Seriously, folks, we hope you are all having a great Christmas season. And, for any of you interested, my good old friend Rick Miles will be having a slideshow at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Friday evening, Dec. 9.

Here are the details:
Captains Rick and Karen Miles, of the expedition vessel Wanderbird, will present a slideshow of their expeditions to Newfoundland, Labrador and Greenland. Be Prepared to be amazed as they bring you to the lands of the Inuit, icebergs, polar bears, glaciers, Aurora Borealis and so much more
The Wanderbird is a 90' North Sea Fishing Trawler the Miles' have converted for expedition tourism travel. Each season the vessel travels 7,000 nautical miles from Equator to Arctic Circle in search of adventure, offshore camaraderie and natural wonders. The Miles' owned and operated the Maine Windjammer Schooner Timberwind for 15 years prior to owning the Wanderbird. Rick fished commercially from Gloucester and other New England towns in the offshore lobster fishery for many years. Karen's dad is a Maine lobsterman and she is a highly experienced licensed captain.
Friday, December 9th, 7:30 PM
Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Waterline Center, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA
Admission: $8 Members, $10 Nonmembers

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