This post is a bit of a break between the normal birds and butterflies. Even nature-nuts need a bit of a vacation from time to time, and I bet you will never guess where I spent mine.
The tall ships were in town, right right between the Cleveland Brown's Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That is Terminal Tower smack-dab in the middle of the photo.
You can see some strange folks on the street in the big city, but these characters would standout in most neighborhoods. I think they were trying to bribe little children into being long-haul deck monkeys... or maybe they were just allowing kids to have their photos taken with a Capt. Jack Sparrow look-a-like.
Ah, the Pathfinder was a wee jolly ship and certainly manned by "our kind" of crew...
Hope you had a happy holiday weekend, and enjoyed yourselves as much as those of us who attended the Tall Ships Festival in Cleveland over the Fourth of July.