Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Waterfront Festival

On Sunday, my sister (KK)and her husband (Squishy) and the girls and I, went to New Bedford, MA to their waterfront festival. It was a little rainy and a little hot, but lots of fun, nonetheless. The boats in New Bedford are at least twice the size of the boats at the Chatham Fish Pier and there are LOTS of them! Most of these boats are draggers (they drag big metal nets behind their boats and scoop up whatever gets in their way, including gill nets of hubbies, but that's another story...) There were also scallop boats. We went on one scallop boat that looked similar to the boats on the Deadliest Catch!

Ropes are an integral part to any fishing boat, this includes twine, string and yarn? I just thought the colors were pretty.
As with many maritime celebrations, there was a blessing of the fleet. The special thing at this blessing, was that Miss New Bedford was there! I took this especially for you Melisa! Check out that tiara!
We also got to go aboard a tug boat. I had never been on one of those before and it was very cute. Well, as cute as a boat can get. 
Squishy really liked the tugboat and was as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. Here he is squealing with my sissy.
Here are the girls and me posing in front of the BIG boats.

B got a sweet crabby tattoo for her cheek. 

We didn't go into the Whaling Museum, but the whale's tail out in the front was pretty cool! Looks like we may have an excuse to go back another time!


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love the crabby tattoo!!!

Hallie :)

Caution/Lisa said...

I've been to that museum. Remember nothing of it :(

Have you done a post about your husband's boat? Are you all anything like Deadiest Catch? LOVE that show.

Unknown said...

Great pictures! Sometimes an overcast sky makes the most perfect backdrop!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

scargosun said...

Boo on draggers! :( Yea for the scallop boat! I love the crab tattoo. It reminds me a little of Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob.