Category Archives: Travel

“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

A visit to Glasnevin Cemetery

A few days after visiting all the places my Hannon clan lived, it was time to meet them at their final address: Glasnevin Cemetery.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to have a photo request picked up by an amazing volunteer at Find-A-Grave.… Read the rest

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Walking the path of my ancestors

I am recently back from a trip to Dublin, in which I took part in the Centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising. I will cover that in a different post. For this post, I am more concerned with sharing my experience in tracing my Hanno/an ancestors.… Read the rest

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Charles W. Morgan Undergoes Sea Trials | WNPR News

The video that I’ve been waiting for.
I can taste the salt of that water.

play at Mystic Seaport

via Charles W. Morgan Undergoes Sea Trials | WNPR News.

My sister was out on her yesterday. She said that the whale oil is still seeping out of the wood as the beams heated up.… Read the rest

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Morgan under sail

The ship exceeded all expectations and performed wonderfully. She is faster than we thought she would be, she turns easier, and she handles really well. We could not be more pleased. There is no one alive today who has sailed one of these whaleships who can tell us how they perform, so we really learned a lot today.

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Charles W. Morgan gets underway 4

From Mystic Seaport
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CW Morgan to make a visit home to New Bedford

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Charles W. Morgan

Docked in New London, CT.… Read the rest

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Giving up the ghost

The Grey Ghost, that is.

After spending more time in the shops than out over the last couple weeks, and a couple thousand on credit cards that I will be paying for for a long, long time to come, the Volvo was still not right and I think someone will finally get around to actually doing that compression test that I asked for after it overheated.… Read the rest

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Camping in Westhampton, MA

We stayed at a KOA for a couple days in Westhampton, MA.
It was OK, but really was more of an RV park in the woods.

The weather was wicked. Above 100F during the afternoon the first day. But it let up and rained a bit the second day.… Read the rest

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Boston-Halifax Ferry

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