"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 21, 2011

Aug. 20 - Philadelphia, PA

Day 155 - Welcome to Philadelphia
Penn's Landing Marina
 
We had an uneventful trip to Philadelphia. The river was full of debris, trash and huge tree limbs, which washed into the river during the flooding they had earlier in the week. We spent the afternoon exploring the historical district. It was a little late so we didn't get into any of the buildings...we'll do that tomorrow. We also spent a little time on South Street, full of funky little shops, restaurants and bars. It's a larger version of Austin's Sixth Street. It was a great place to watch people. We wondered around Penn's Landing and had dinner on the boat. We also got to see a fire work show...I guess they do it every Saturday during the summer. It was very nice.

Philadelphia Skyline
Coming into Penn's Landing
The Olympia - Oldest steel warship still afloat. Used in the Spanish American War in 1898. The Becuna - submarine launched in 1944. Both boats are across from us in Penn's Landing
Franklin Court - Benjamin Franklin owned a large house in this courtyard and these five row houses were his rental property. His print shop was also in this courtyard.
Street in the Washington Square District
A few of the unique buildings on South Street
The Moshulu - the largest four masted sailing ship still afloat. It is used as a restaurant and is also across from our boat in Penn's Landing.

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