Days like this need to be savored, and that’s exactly what 2nd and 3rd graders from St. Joseph’s School in New London were doing late last week. For them, it’s the beginning of a new school year, and one of their first study assignments is the history of whaling. How great that they were actually able to board the historic Charles W. Morgan to learn first-hand about whaling and life at sea for her sailors.
Sabino’s whistle can be heard blowing on grounds, signaling a down-river cruise. She’ll be steaming along until October 11 and then will hibernate until the spring of 2011. Early fall days can be beautiful on Mystic River’s sparkling waters. Take a ride while you still can.
Ditto for a horse and carriage ride with famed horses Duke or Little John hoofing it around Museum streets for your enjoyment.
Yes, fall weekdays at Mystic Seaport are chock-full of indoor and outdoor activities, but just wait until the weekends roll around. Special events coming up include:
- Argia Twilight Cruise with Sea Music – October 7, Saturday-5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Chowderfest – October 9-11, Saturday-Monday (more than just chowder)
- Fall Beer Tasting & Talk– October 16, Saturday -5-7p.m. (new brews from local breweries)
- Nautical Nightmares – October 15-31 (tickets on sale now)
And how about living vicariously as adventurers talk about their personal experiences and challenges chasing their dreams and dealing with unique situations? The Adventure Series at Mystic Seaport is your ticket to an exciting afternoon (1:30 p.m.) or evening (7:30 p.m.) program. The series begins the third Thursday in October and continues every third Thursday through April.
Summer may be officially over, but for me, autumn at Mystic Seaport has a special charm of its own. Come visit and I’m certain you’ll agree.
For more information on the above-mentioned events, visit www.mysticseaport.org.
Blog written by Trudi Busey.