I am so glad that Mary goes to Iowa everytime the TALL ships are in town. This year for Father's Day she gifted Mitch 2 tickets for a battle tour on the Lynx. The Lynx is a beautiful and fast ship, built for the war of 1812 to get supplies past those pesky Brits and Frogs. Or something like that.
Lets meet the crew. Captain Mike, very dashing. He was fascinating to listen to. This ship does a lot of educational outreach to high schoolers and our captain is the resident expert on naval history. And he has a great sense of humor.
This one's for you Katie. Our first mate. Can't remember his name but does it really matter. You can call him Lance or Rex or Bolt. He is proof that you only move up in the ranks if you have fabulous blond hair that looks sexy in a pony tail.
And then there is Swabby Mitch. Clearly the documentarian on this cruise. I am sure that by tonight you can catch all his footage on the Click! special, "Maritime Mitch sails back into history." Check your local listings but I am guessing it airs sometime between 2:43 am & 3:07 am opposite of the Flobby Haircutting system infomercial.
Up go 2 crew members to the top of the mast to let down the sail.
Yikes. Just a little too high for me.
As we leave Thea Foss and pull into Commencement Bay we have a great view of the "Brown Castle" aka Stadium High School. I rarely see it from this vantage point, but it sure makes a nice looking picture.