The tall ships are in Boston this week. The festivities began with a Grand Parade of Sail on Saturday where the ships sailed into Boston from Winthrop. I found a spot at Castle Island to watch the ships come into the harbor. I was lucky to find a fantastic spot to view the ships. I had thought Castle Island would have been packed with people since this event does not happen very often, but quickly discovered there were plenty of open spots.
The parade time was originally delayed an hour. By the time the ships arrived in Boston, it was about 45 minutes later than when the parade was supposed to start.
The day started off gloomy, but quickly turned muggy with the day ending with the sun coming out. I love the older sail boats that were in the parade. Some of the ships weren't as "tall." Nonetheless, it was cool getting to look at the different ships. The ships were from all over the world. An announcer would give a little bio on each ship as they passed by.
One of my favorite parts about the ships were some of the crew members sailed in on the masts. Some were standing, others sitting, and some were climbing the rope to get to the mast.
Did you watch the tall ships in the Grand Parade of Sail? What were your favorite parts?
Also, because I have quite a few pictures that I think are as equally great as the ones above, check out more in the slideshow below: