ships for free!! I call that one awesome and spectacular day that I wasn't going to miss!
This year, Norfolk's harbor fest hosted Opsail 2012 in
commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Stefan and I went down on Friday June 8th to beat the crowd and watch the ships parade into the Norfolk/Portsmouth waterfront. In the lead, surrounded by the spectacle of fire tugs, and makings its turn around the anchored "Schooner "Virginia," was the USCG Eagle.
Sebastien De Elcano, down to the 51.6' "Norfolk Rebel" Tugantine.
If you didn't catch Opsail in Norfolk or Baltimore, you still have time to see it in Boston or New London, and I highly suggest it. Hope you have enjoyed the photos and look forward to a few new articles here on my blog very soon, including the "Jaws" scene in a bottle.