Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Old schooner under restoration

Whale skeleton in the whaling museum (with old woman)

old buildings and cobblestone street in New Bedford

We were sooooooo lazy this morning. It was pattering rain on the roof and the bed was so warm that we slept in very late. It was still raining pretty good so we decided to drive all of the way down to New Bedford to the Whaling National Historic Site. Luckily the rain lightened up as we drove south and it got later in the day. The historic site takes up about 13 blocks of the historic whaling port area. The museum was very interesting with whale skeletons, a restored whaling ship (inside the museum) and all sorts of displays. There were a lot of "scrimshaw" artwork on whale teeth. Of course, I found myself feeling very sorry for the whales.

The town had cobblestone streets and cute old buildings. We walked down to the harbor (that would be hah-ba in Massachusetts). There was an old schooner anchored there that they are restoring. It was a nice day even though it was cool. We decided to not eat lobster today but wait for the 2 for $20 special tomorrow.

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