|RSV members Kathleen, myself, Charles, Kimberlee, and Peter|
(Brian the Engineer was there as well - he took the photo.)
LOTS of pictures ahead:
One of the sailors, Adam, stopped by to say hello while we were waiting for our tour time. He was excited to see people dressed up, even if our time period was a little late for the Lafayette theme.
We learned that he was from the Boston area, and he traveled to France just to sail with L'Hermione on her maiden voyage. AND he wore his 18th Century sailor's garb the entire voyage.
Some of us then wandered off toward the pier together, stopping for photographic opportunities along the way.
|The four of us (me, Peter, Kimberlee, and Brian - again taking the picture) had tickets for the 11:00 tour|
And even though Brian wasn't in costume, I had to get some shots of him, too.
Time for our tour!
It was all self-guided, so we mostly just wandered around on deck and looked at interesting things. There were plenty of crew members on hand if we felt like asking questions, but I didn't think of anything intelligent enough to ask. I was just excited about being on a tall ship!
|Brian was excited, too.|
Brian, being an engineer, was geeking out slightly over the navigation equipment:
I noticed this grate in the floor and peered through to see people getting food from tables below decks - it was evidently the crew's lunchtime:
We got some shots with a French sailor or two:
|I was intrigued by all the different colors of ropes.|
|Yorktown shore from the ship|
|This gorgeous carving was inside the lid of a large wooden chest where they were taking donations. |
The tickets were free, so this was just a free-will offering.
|I don't know how I look so calm in these photos. I was inwardly squee-ing, let me tell you!|
I was rather annoyed with it at first, but there was nothing I could do about it, so I had to let it go.
|Also, Lauren said it was "patina" and made my dress more authentic. :)|
|Much of this did wash out, but there is still a faint tinge of dirt at the back.|