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Took a walk this morning

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  • From: providence ,r.i.
Took a walk this morning
Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 2:24 PM

Actually a drive too.My plan was to drive to Boston for a two fold anniversary celebration; the birthday of the USN ( belated Happy Birthday all you swabbies ) and the 10/21/1797 launch of the U.S.S.Constitution. Friday commute into Boston was as bad as I remember it but made it up AND found a parking spot at Castle Island,South Boston, home to Fort Independence.

It was a beautiful fall morning,68 degrees,no clouds, perfect for the 2.1 mile walk along the causeway to the fort. Coffee,smokes and great harbor scene. So, it's 10:50 A.M. and in about a half an hour the Connie will appear from her berth in Charlestown and set up off the fort for a 21 gun salute and a return 17 gun salute from the Coast guard station. I took my camera and settled in a prime spot on shore and statred to take a panoramic view of the outer harbor.

I settled for a sweep West to East and #$%@! no SD card. Long story short; after talking to a couple of local Southie guys I'm faced with a 2 mile walk back to the car,then a three mile drive into South Boston proper ( on a Friday at 11 A.M. )and a 2 mile walk back ( if I can find another parking spot ) all within a half hour. These are some of what I caught.


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Apologies for the long narrative,it was worth the effort.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by RX7850 on Friday, October 20, 2017 2:55 PM

Nice pics. Templar,

Wish I had known about this , I would have checked it out.

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Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, October 20, 2017 3:31 PM

Thank you Templar,

I love that big, beautiful frigate.  

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:27 PM

RX7850

Nice pics. Templar,

Wish I had known about this , I would have checked it out.

 


Yea, I was surprised at the lack of publicity beforehand. About 500 in the crowd where I was, not sure about the departure from berth, in addiion the harbor is narrow enough that most of downtown along the waterfront probably had great view. Also in the back of my mind is the new norm for large public,and particularly patriotic events.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:30 PM

I've toured her a dozen times since grade school and wathed her under some sail and escorted like today,never ever gets old. Got about 60 pics today,never had a camera with me before. EDIT,sorry ridelusma I didn't paste your qoute in my reply.

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, October 20, 2017 4:46 PM

What a beautiful view.  Great photos!

Toshi

 

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Posted by Hunter on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:05 PM

Templar,

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos of your day...sorry for all the trouble you had to go through.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:08 PM

Great pictures!  My brother lives just outside of Boston, and took the tour some years ago.  Being 6' tall, what I do remember is that below decks is SHORT.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:22 PM

Toshi

What a beautiful view.  Great photos!

Toshi

 


Glad you liked them Tosh.

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:26 PM

Hunter

Templar,

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos of your day...sorry for all the trouble you had to go through.

 


Thanks Hunter glad theey added to your day,but I think we both know what real troubles are. As they say in Monty Python and the Holy Grail,'Tis but a scratch'.

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Posted by Hunter on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:27 PM

templar1099

 

 
Hunter

Templar,

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos of your day...sorry for all the trouble you had to go through.

 

 

 


Thanks Hunter glad theey added to your day,but I think we both know what real troubles are. As they say in Monty Python and the Holy Grail,'Tis but a scratch'.

 

Well said....

Hunter 

      

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:31 PM

ManCityFan

Great pictures!  My brother lives just outside of Boston, and took the tour some years ago.  Being 6' tall, what I do remember is that below decks is SHORT.

 


Thanks,I did manage to get some keepers. My understanding is that an Ohio class sub is more accomodating.

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, October 20, 2017 5:56 PM

Thanks for the tour, good to see her back oout and about.

 

Yeah, got to figurre the Ohio's have a little more headroom, especially in the "gun" deck, and the grub is a lot better on them than what was available 200 + years ago.

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, October 20, 2017 6:22 PM

goldhammer
Thanks for the tour, good to see her back oout and about


I know they recently finished a refurbishment,she really looked beautiful, and yea 200+ years ago 'grub' could've been a literal term.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:52 AM

Thanks!  Beautiful scenes.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:39 PM

Don Stauffer

Thanks!  Beautiful scenes.

 


Glad you liked 'em Don,the day couldn't have been nicer.

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:55 PM

Thought I'd add a couple more before the thread plays out.


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Posted by RX7850 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:17 PM

Like the first pic.nice capture with the plane as a backdrop.

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Posted by templar1099 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:28 AM

RX7850

Like the first pic.nice capture with the plane as a backdrop.

 


Yea, rather fortuitous, I learned later on that Logan tower diverted incoming flights to accomodate pilot requests.

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