Old Ironsides

10/12/2022 what better way to start the day than with a sunrise to feast your eyes!

Mitch set an alarm to make sure we didn’t miss it

We had coffee, enjoyed the beauty that surrounded us and took tons more pictures. After getting everything packed up to hit the road we made one last trip to our favorite spot, Waikiki Beach at Winter Island Park.

Is that sea glass I see says my sweetie

As I walked down the beach I saw a group of geese (trivia question -what is a group of geese in the water called? It’s not a gaggle, answer is at the bottom.) so I decided to make my way towards them.

A gaggle of geese at the beach

To my surprise they didn’t seem fazed by my presence. So I scooted closer, still they didn’t mind. I was so amazed, they walked their way past me, probably less than 8 feet away and headed up off the beach.

Where goes the goose asks the seagull

As I sat there, mesmerized, grateful that I was blessed to have this moment with these geese on this beach I see a gal taking pictures of the geese as well. I try to move so I’m not in her way and we chat for a minute. A little while later, after I rejoin Mitch she is returned from her walk and asks what we’re looking for. We tell her sea glass and she shares with us another treasure on the beach we didn’t even know existed!

Savannah our information Angel on the beach

She shares with us the history of old ships and how they’d discard things in the water when they no longer had a use for them. She showed us pieces she’d picked up and explained how it was old pottery pieces. Saying they’re probably over a hundred years old!

Old pottery pieces from the ocean

Mitch and I were both so intrigued with the information, and it now explained a piece I picked up the day before. It was smooth and white but had a design on one side. I knew it wasn’t a rock, I thought it odd, so I kept it. That’s what it was! Old pottery. Savannah gave me a one she had picked up and as we were talking she spotted another and gave that to me as well. I was elated and ready to find some new treasures! Her generosity and kindness was so appreciated.

Yesterday’s sunrise pic Mitch took

Check out time was 11 am and we had plans for the day, but I have to say, it was hard to say goodbye to Winter Island Park in Salem, Massachusetts.

Hello Boston

We had a painted picture of Iron sides I’d bought from a yard sale and hung in pops room about 10 years ago. When Mitch found out the actual ship is in Boston we had to go.

Plaque on the building near museum

We had to pay for two parking spots for Harvy because of his size when we got to the museum, but he knows he’s worth it ($50 for minimum of 2 hours)

As you board the ship
The helm or the ships wheel
Officers quarters
The seamen’s bay
The bulwark (I think that’s what it’s called)
Burial at sea
Steps to go below deck
Old Ironsides

We then walked over and toured the battleship

USS Cassin Young
Sick bay
The wardroom
The galley.. soups for dinner
Who’s he got his sights on?
Oh wait! That’s me!
Dry dock

The whole place was very interesting and packed with history and information! After overloading on pictures and “I’ll read that later since I got a picture” we headed towards NYC! Oh wait! Rhode Island is soo close, we gotta dip our toe in the state so we can count it on our bucket list!

We did that

The longest 219 miles EVER!

Traffic jam in a tunnel? That’s a first
Sunset on the Interstate 87
We are at the blue dot!
We can see the Statue of Liberty from Harvy!! Ok, barely see it, but it still counts. We are at the Liberty Marina and RV Park in New Jersey
Moonlight over Jersey City

Answer- a group of geese in the water is called a plump of geese.



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2 thoughts on “Old Ironsides

  1. I’m glad you two stopped into the yard sale. We love seeing your photos. They’re pretty Awesome! My son lives in Salem and we haven’t seen half of the places you’ve been to. Safe travels.

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