Last year I overcame my Fear-of-Carnival-Equipment and took my first ride ever on the Fiesta ferris wheel. When I was a child I loved amusement parks. Fear-of-Carnival- Equipment is an affliction that strikes one upon becoming a mother. Nevertheless, at this time last year my camera was brand new and I was determined to take photos from the ferris wheel vantage point (and both kids had left for college and grad school).
I was disappointed to see that this year the ferris wheel was not set up along Pavilion Beach. According to carnival employee Bones, the ferris wheel was recently sold to a permanent park in Mexico because it was becoming too old for the frequent moves demanded of it from a traveling company. Although I will miss the gorgeous view of Gloucester from atop the ferris wheel I am glad they made this safety call. The good news is that the company is planning to purchase a new ferris wheel and hopefully it will be here next year!
Snapshots from St. Peter’s Square this morning.
I brought the girls onto the Ferris wheel so we could capture the start of the senior seine boat race in pictures and video. (Video coming)
Timing worked out perfectly as we were able to get down on the beach for when the KAOS hit the beach for the win and I could send in the picture and news right as it happened for our readers to have the news first!
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See the view from the top of the ferris wheel on the harbor. This would be great to have all summer long!
Click to watch a short video!