On the way out to Viable Paradise, Sherwood Smith, my dear Mr. Lynch, and I did a brief tour of Lovecraftian Providence. We visited the Shunned House and the Haunter in the Dark church and Mr. Lovecraft’s grave.
We made the ferry with whole minutes to spare, having gotten… not exactly lost leaving the graveyard, just… unable to find an unlocked gate. There, we joined forces with the other instructors.
To the island, boy wonder!
(Sadly, I got no photos of Jim Macdonald tying her braids into nautical knots.)
On the way home, we had a small incident with our ferry reservation (I should have called ahead to triple-check, I know) and were delayed about three hours–but eventually we made it on to a boat and safely to the mainland. Safely, that is, except for Mr. Lynch’s dignity, as he increased his future nautical verisimilitude by taking a face full of Nantucket Sound off the bow chop.
All in all, mischief managed for this year. Back again for next!
Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2011 @ 4:16 am
Categories: Blog, Teaching.
Tags: h.p. lovecraft, new england, patrick nielsen hayden, providence, scott lynch, sherwood smith, steven brust, teresa nielsen hayden, viable paradise.
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