When she finally got there we jumped on a cab to go to South Harbor, and got off way too far from our destination. While we walked in the sweltering sun, I was surprised I was getting goosebumps from the anticipation. I was a true geek indeed, the thought of getting on a ship full of books makes me giddy. It’s not all that though, the said ship is oldest sailing vessel in the world, just a couple of years younger than Titanic. If the ship could talk, imagine the stories it could tell.
The ship came to view, and so did the line. It was a very long line, people of all ages lined up like us to get on the ship and be geeky. There were many children lining up, and to entertain them some of the ship’s crew dressed up as clowns did some tricks.
Meanwhile, we didn’t appreciate getting burned by the sun while lining up, and it’s not a fast moving line. But we still wanted to take our picture.
But best of all was this cute kid wearing his authentic wooden yellow clogs.
Finally, it was our turn. We bought tickets and went up the plank to start our Doulos adventure. The ship was jampacked with people, we were thirsty and hungry but decided we’ll just get to the Greenwich stall later. This was the first stop, a regular bookstore with regular prices filled with regular people.
I don't know when M/V Doulos will be able to come back here, but for now I was part of its history.