Saturday, August 13, 2011

Second Trip to Shore

Join Aquarium Teen Program Coordinator Liz Whitlinger and campers with the Harbor Discoveries Schooner Adventure Camp. After a week of preparation, our crew of young explorers boarded a Grand Banks schooner and set sail for a five-day, four-night excursion exploring Massachusetts Bay.

Here are some thoughts from campers about the experience on board the Spirit of Massachusetts:

Today (Thursday) we dropped anchor outside of Gloucester and got to take the two small boats into port. The first stop was visiting the Fishermen's Memorial. There were a depressing number of names of the men we have lost at sea.

Right by the memorial we got to go to the beach although most of us did not swim because we were looking for sea glass and shells in the wrack line.

Next we walked to the Heritage Museum to check out their exhibits. They had some great maritime history, interactive about Stellwagen Bank and a killer set of touch tanks.

It is slighty sad to say that one of the most exciting things on shore today was using a tiolet that flushes with one push of a handle rather than 30+ pumps on the handle in the head.

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