Showing posts with label Saturday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saturday. Show all posts

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kalmar Nyckel, What Happened To Their Visit In Yorktown?

On Friday evening, June 6th, we posted a story about how the Kalmar Nyckel was supposed to be visiting Yorktown for the weekend.  Well, it turns out that due to circumstances beyond the control of Captain Morgan and the crew, the ship was in dry dock awaiting inspection after a good deal of work was completed on the ship, making sure the ship was once again ready for it's summer voyages.

  Thanks to the US Coast Guard who stepped up and made a late Friday evening visit to conduct that inspection, the Kalmar Nyckel was finally released back the the waters to sail down to Yorktown, Virginia.  The bad news is that they were already scheduled to be here by Friday evening for Saturday and Sunday open deck tours and evening sailing cruises.  We waited to go see the ship on Sunday and left Gloucester at about 12:00 PM in  order to make the free deck tour before shut down at 1:00.  We learned at about 12:30 from the folks who are part of the dock crew in Yorktown about his delay.  As we were being told about the delay and that no one knew when they would be coming in, we saw what we thought was the ship coming in.  Picking up our cameras we were able to confirm that is was in fact the Kalmar Nyckel on it's way.  It finally arrived at about 1:30 PM on Sunday.

We took this photo at about 1:00 PM that showed it was the ship in question.  The zoom in was at 500 power or 80x optical.  So yeah, that is an incredible distance.   The reason why the picture seems grey.  So no deck tours were available but they did manage to get out one evening cruise that departed at 4:00 PM as scheduled.  They had to leave soon afterward to go to their next destination.  The crew was not happy about not being able to stay and see everyone who came out, but they at least were able to come in for awhile.

  It's been several years since the Kalmar Nyckel has been in the area.  Let's hope for a full weekend next year.

One of the most notable differences this year is the updated paint job on the back end of the ship.  This is a very fresh look.

The back of the above picture is harder to see than the other one.  This picture was taken a few years ago or the last time the Kalmar Nyckel was in the area.  If you look at the fish, you can see that they are different colors and also Nemo's shroud is now painted where it wasn't before.

All pictures here shot and provided by C Thompson of TTC Media and are under copyright protection.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Kalmar Nyckel In Yorktown This Weekend, June 6th - 8th, 2014

(Photos copyright:  Chuck Thompson of TTC Media, All rights reserved.)

The incredible Kalmar Nyckel is in town this weekend over at the Yorktown Riverwalk dock.  A superb sailing museum depicting the colonial era of America.  The ship will be here from Friday evening through Sunday evening.  Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PPM the ship will be available for free deck tours.  In other words, you are welcome to board the main deck of the ship and take a real steo back in time to view what life was like for settler's coming to the new world.

  There will be evening sailing tours along the York river for those who wish to purchase a ticket.  Adult prices are $60.00 each and children under 17 is $40.00 per person.  Voyages last 3 hours and start at 4:00 PM.  Maximum number allowed per tour is 49 guests.  Reservations are required.  Please call; 302-429-7447 for more information about the Kalmar Nyckel.  Visit them at  
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

One Killed In Gloucester, VA Accident Saturday Morning, Oct,. 12th, 2013

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A driver is facing a long list of charges following a deadly accident Saturday in Gloucester.

State Police said a pickup truck was headed north on Low Ground Road when it ran off the right side, into a ditch, and then hit a tree. It happened just after 9:30 a.m., less than a mile south of Zack Road.

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The passenger in the truck, identified as 29-year-old Richard Gibson III, was killed.

State Police have not released the name of the driver, who was charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.  Link back to original story on WAVY TV10 News website.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Pink, The Bad, The Ugly - Pink Panther Cartoon

Saturday's second classic cartoons post.  Pink Panther and Pals, The Pink, The Bad, The Ugly is the episode for this Saturday.  Enjoy.
The Pink Panther Show was one of many Saturday...
The Pink Panther Show was one of many Saturday morning cartoon shows that utilized a laugh track. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mr Magoo in Peril's of Magoo - Classic Cartoons

Mr Magoo in Peril's of Magoo.  Classic Cartoons from the past.  Watch Mr Magoo Cartoons every Saturday right here on GVLN.
Mr. Magoo and McBarker from What's New Mr. Magoo?.
Mr. Magoo and McBarker from What's New Mr. Magoo?. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)oo cartoons every Saturday right here on GVLN.  
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Gloucester Renaissance Festival Starts Tomorrow, Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The Gloucester Renaissance Festival begins tomorrow morning at the Courthouse circle. Saturday, July 17th, 2010. This is the 4th season for the festival and the company that puts on this event, Medieval Fantasies Company, has done a fantastic job to date. For the small area they have to work in, they pull off a large presence and create a great feel of days of old.

We attended last years event not expecting much and were very delighted with what we experienced. (That is a tough feat to pull off with us too). So this is an event we highly recommend. Everyone has a chance to get out and have a great time this weekend with all the choices there are out here. The Kalmar Nyckel in Yorktown, The Alliance in Yorktown, This festival, so much to do, so little time to do it. We will see you around these events as we will be everywhere this weekend.