Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tall Ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Our final stop before we left the East Coast was in Baltimore for the "Sailabration" of the beginning of the War of 1812. They had "tall ship" and various other vessels from around the world docked at the Inner Harbor.
Dewaruci, the Indonesian ship, at sunrise (above) and us on the ship during the day (below)

Most of the ships from other countries were run by the country's navy. In the morning they were all out on the ships painting and polishing and scrubbing them down to make them look as pretty as possible. The Columbian and Mexican ships both had latin music blaring while you did the tour of the boat, so it felt kind of like a party. Everyone said they felt like dancing.
Gloria, the Columbian Ship
Cuauhtémoc, the Mexican ship.
If you look closely you can see some of the Mexican sailors in their cute striped uniforms.
Getting the flags ready in the morning
Sun rising over Baltimore
A piece of the World Trade Center building in New York in from of the World Trade Center  building in Baltimore, with all the names of Maryland residents killed in the 9/11 attacks.
Julia gets carried up the stairs by a handsome Colombian sailor  .  

Family picture on board  Cuauhtémoc with Mexican sailors.
They also had three U.S. Navy patrol type boats. We stood in line for an hour to get a tour because you actually had to have a midshipman walk around the boat with your group as a tour guide for security reasons. I also decided while we were here the Navies of the world have the cutest uniforms of all the armed services.
The U.S. Navy boats
Julia takes a break on the landing of a machine gun.
Sitting in the Captain's chair
Just because they are cute together.
Robert and Julia take a break from seeing ships to play at a little park by the harbor.

One last family picture.
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