I’m on a boat!

by agirlandhermutt on September 23, 2010

The wind in my hair, the sun on my face, and the sails in full force. To  celebrate the last day of summer, The Scientist and I headed out on a tour of the Boston Harbor on the Liberty Fleet Tall Ship.

The Schooner Liberty Clipper sails up from Key West to spend the summer in Boston doing daily tours.  Apparently the crew actually lives on the ship. Its like a modern day Pirates of the Caribbean! At least that is what I envisioned in my head. 😉

We are on a boat!

After a brief introduction to the crew, we started our way out into the harbor. The sun was just starting to set and the view was beautiful. Did you know that one of my 30 While 30 is to watch a sunrise on the beach?!

Passengers have the option of helping to raise the sails. Our boat had a fun troop of boy scouts so we let them do all the work.

The boat doesn’t go very fast, but it was nice and windy so it made for some serious sailing.

The harvest moon was out and it was in all its glory.

It started to get dark and much cooler. It was around that time that I decided that I needed own a sailboat and just sail around aimlessly. I could easily be a pirate, if need be. My only issue is that I have a deep fear of needing to wear an eye patch at some point in my life. *#22 on Erin’s Irrational Fear List*

We spent the next two hours just cruising around the harbor getting great views of the city. It was totally dark when we got back and the view of the city with all the lights was fantastic. My camera taking a picture of that view? Not so much.

No matter what I do I just can’t get really good night photos. HELP! Any tips?!

This tour was totally worth the time, effort and money. There isn’t any history or guide talking, just enjoying the water and the view. Lovely!

After we got off the boat I had the urge to eat my arm off because I was so hungry. Instead we broke out one of my Groupons and headed over to The Savant Project for some dinner.

I should have just stopped at the front of this joint to chow down on my arm because it went all down hill from here.

After waiting for 10 minutes to be seated, we waited almost 10 more minutes to even get a menu. Seriously, I thought I was going to pass out from low blood sugar. Luckily just in time, some chips and salsa appeared.

When it was time to order we found out that 4 of the 8 main entrees were out. Seriously? 4? That is ridiculous! I went for the mussels to start and the veggie burger as my mail meal. Big surprise? Nah. I didn’t think so. 😉

Our mussels came out fairly quickly (the only think that was quick here) and I was surprised to see sweet potato fries on top. Kind of a nice touch!

My veggie burger came out shortly thereafter. I’m sad to report that it was like eating stuffing on a bun. There was no texture at all! Add to it that it had hummus on the bun and I felt like I was eating baby food. 🙁 I will say that the onion ring and feta was a nice touch. I was pleased with those!

I was even disappointed in my drink. I lived it up a little with a “Mangria” which was described as a white sangria with a touch of jalepeno infused tequila. Hello?! Doesn’t that sound delish?! Instead…it was a watered down margarita with no salt and even less taste. Blah.

Despite our crappy restaurant choice, we had a great time. I’ve decided that I’m going to live out my Sleepless in Seattle dream and move onto a boat. Who wants to come visit?!

Question of the day: Are you a water person? I love anything that involves a boat ride, including the commuter ferry!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Theodora September 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Me too!!! No matter how tired and cranky I am, if I’m taking the ferry to NJ to see my parents, it puts a big smile on my face!


agirlandhermutt September 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Yes! I am the same way!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin September 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I love the water! That stinks that your dinner was so disappointing. At least they gave you chips and salsa though – that’s always a winner in my book! 🙂


agirlandhermutt September 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

It was a mango salsa too. I feel the need to recreate!


Nicci@NiftyEats September 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Looks like you guys had a lovely time on the boat.


ashleigh September 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm

That looks like fun! I am going on a cruise tonight of the harbor.. but not on a sail boat. I love the water. I love to swim and I love every type of boat ride!


agirlandhermutt September 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

What cruise are you doing?!


ashleigh September 25, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I went on the sunset cruise. It wasn’t that great…


mindy @ just a one girl revolution. September 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I love, love, love the water! I grew up literally minutes away from the beaches of Lake Michigan…I was spoiled!


Danielle September 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

I’m a huge fan of the water and boats!

When I lived in NYC, my friends and I would sometime take the commuter ferry just for fun! (Back before we had day jobs and were still in college.)


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