On August 7th, I got to see a once in a lifetime event. The Mayflower II, replica of the original ship in which the Pilgrims sailed, was being towed back to Plymouth Harbour, after spending nearly a year in drydock, in Fairhaven, for repairs. Thanks to a marine traffic website, I was able to follow the progress from home before heading down to the park to wait once it got to the Wareham area.
People were already there when I arrived. It was hot in the sun that morning too!
Cormorant I think, or some kind of weird looking duck, and a lobster pot.
I do love this bridge.
Really getting crowded now! There were people lined up on the other side too, and a few friends were down at the Sandwich end watching too.
Once everyone saw the helicopter in the distance and which eventually flew overhead, we knew it was nearly there!
Police boat escort and a fire hose!
Here she comes!!!
I cannot imagine making the journey across the Atlantic on this tiny thing.
I got chills seeing this ship outside of her normal place.
She arrived safely back in Plymouth Harbor a couple of hours later.