|Buttonwood Park Zoo "Berkshires to
the Sea" Program Second Day
This morning, after a good nights
sleep in Kettle Cove, we woke to a brilliant blue
sky without a cloud in it. We had some delicious
pancakes and fruit for breakfast and promptly
turned to raising the anchor. The jumbo and
foresail went up smartly and we were underway
towards New Bedford Harbor, about twelve miles to
the north of us. We were fortunate enough to be
able to sail all the way through the hurricane
barrier without firing up the main engine.
On our way over, the students
were able to climb aloft and out on the bowsprit;
they were very supportive of each other as they
tried to climb higher than they had on their
previous attempts. Many of the girls also learned
how to make decorative string bracelets to bring
with them as a souvenir.
We were alongside shortly after
noon at the State Pier, and the group from the
Buttonwood Park Zoo was off to their next
adventure. All were in agreement that it was a
great trip, but a little too short.
The chart image shows the route
traveled for each of the days.
The bowsprit shot shows us as
we approach the hurrican barrier into New
Bedford. The groupd photo is taken at Ernestina's
berth at Tonnessen Park on the New Bedford
Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex