We went for a sailing class in the morning, and every time I have to get up early I realised that I am just not functional in the morning. And when sailing, chances are you get we - either from the water below or in a sudden rain shower. The first time, my eye makeup came washing down and I looked a bit like the joker. This time I ditched the beauty enhancers and went almost bare-faced, something I never do if I can avoid it. Our teacher told us about this old sail ship turned into a museum in Galveston, and so spontaneously decided to head over there - all in practical quick dry sail clothes and without make up.
I had been to Galveston before, but only briefly to the beaches on the northern side and was actually quite disappointed. A 4line road lines the beach and the boardwalk is little more than the usual fun fair - and it was closed that time. Little did I know that the centre is beautifully preserved array of warehouses and storefronts from the late 19th century!
Elissa, one of the oldest sail ship still sailing. She was built in 1877 in Scotland and has been all over the world before ending up in Galveston. Now there is a museum portraying the history of Galveston, once the major port in Texas. Alas, Galveston port is still a busy port with immense cruise ships and oil platforms swimming in the greenish sea and makes for a somewhat odd combination.