One morning, while Jay was working and the boys and I were doing our best to stay out of tiny little apartment home, we walked down to Albert Dock, where they are doing a demonstration of the tall ships. We’ve been to the tall ships festivals in Boston, in Virginia, and in California. This is a smaller and much more modest festival, but still lovely.
Our favorite ship at Tall Ships was the Kathleen & May. It is an old three masted schooner, which is parked at Albert dock year round. We were allowed to go on board and take pictures. Turns out, the caretakers, Cindy and Jeff, were some of the most lovely people I’ve ever met. Took the boys and I under their wings, brought out biscuits for the boys, and sat and chatted with me because Cindy spent a year or two in California. She sat with me and reminisced. As soon as I have a kitchen again, I will bake her muffins and go deliver them, and invite her to the house for tea.
The regatta was small, but a worthwhile walkaround. The boys had fun, and there were plenty of hot donut and ice cream carts to distract them (and that they pestered me about).