|The Pinta out of Wilmington, Delaware|
I am doing my darndest to give that pedometer a workout, so I was at the bottom of the driveway ......walk, walk, walk......looking at little flycatchers and deeming them phoebe.... when Liz rumbled down the hill in the pickup.
She was bound for Cumby's to return a movie and buy some milk.
She told me that Jade had seen some kind of ship tied up in Fonda and suggested I join her since I had the camera anyhow. Maybe we could get some pictures.....so I clambered up in the cab...no mean feat for someone of my limited height and flexibility......and off we went.
The ships were tied up at the state barn where we go to photograph geese every now and then. I was delighted to see my favorite Greylag, which hangs out with the Canadas there....and on the river no less. First time I ever saw it actually swim.
|See the Greylag on the far right?|
And there they were. Two ancient-looking sailing ships tied up alongside the state tugs and tenders. What a divergence! Modern river boats, all red and white and blue and yellow paint. Two vintage ladies, all dark timber and hard lines.
We hurried home for supper and to look them up. Turns out they are museum ships, said to be the best replicas in existence of the ones Christopher Columbus sailed in search of our wonderful continent. They will be docked in Rochester for tours next week.
|There was a welcoming committee on the sitting porch|
I am so glad Jade spotted them! Who would expect to see a Caravel in Fonda?
|A little goose at sunset|