Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Erik the Red


After the market on Saturday, we went for a stroll along the waterfront boardwalk or at least along the parts we could. Large sections are being repaired for a big event this summer. I'll tell you about that shortly. Look who sauntered up to us as bold as brass. Wondering what a cat would be doing in such a busy spot as the Maritime Museum I picked him up and read the tag which said..."My name is Erik the Red, I live at the Museum and know my way home, please put me down" lol. I think he lives on the Acadia, a large heritage boat moored at the dock there.


This is a typical scene here on the waterfront. Large luxury yachts alongside sailboats. I often wonder who is aboard the big boats, floating mansions really. This summer we are hosting the Tall Ships Festival again. They start to arrive on July 16th. The waterfront comes alive with these huge vessels from all over the world. There are beer tents, and craft villages and tours and music and events nonstop. culminating with a parade of sail. The ships are part of The International Tall Ships Atlantic Challange, a race across the sea with various ports of call of which Halifax is one. You can see the route here. The race kicked off April 30th. My daughter is volunteering for the event. Should be fun:)

9 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Shelagh! Erik the Red is gorgeous! Love the tall ships! :-)

Mickey Johnson said...

...erik the red is so cute and i love his tag...how clever. the "floating mansions" are incredible. i think i could manage to live on one of those! lol
xo, mickey

Tee said...

What a great cat! I love the tag idea, too.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Erik is adorable! He looks right at home and probably very accustomed to having his pic taken :)
I'm sure your daughter will have a blast!

Sara said...

I have never seen the Tall Ships - one day I will since I plan on living here in NE forever.

Erik the Red is stunning! What a beautiful cat!

Hayley Egan said...

Haha Nice photos! what a cute story!

Vanessa said...

beautiful kitty :)

Chichiboulie said...

First off, that cat's tag is the best! I love it!

And I love the Tall Ships. I volunteered one summer as a translator when they were in Boston. It was a fabulous experience. I hope your daughter will thoroughly enjoy it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a cute cat! The tag is funny --I guess he's a little too friendly?

I love when the Tall Ships come to NYC -- it's so much fun to watch them sail into NY harbor from the Brooklyn shore. They aren't coming by this time :-(