The 32nd Tour of the American Travelling Morrice will take place August 19-25 in the Cape Ann area of Massachusetts. I’ll be there and will be most pleased to greet any friends who turn up. Here’s the schedule as of now — if I get any updates or corrections I’ll edit this post, so bookmark it!
Sunday Aug 19
12:00 Amesbury - Upper Millyard
Afternoon Newburyport - various spots:
1:00 – 4:00 Walking tour of Newburyport. In no particular order we will picnic in Waterfront Park, dance at Waterfront Park or next to it at Somerset Landing, dance at Market Square, drink at the Thirsty Whale (24 Market Sq), dance at Inn Street (one block long) and drink at Rosie O’Shea’s (84 State St). Ideally we will eat first, at 1:00 in Waterfront Park. However, there is a wedding taking place in Waterfront Park at a time uncertain, so it’s possible that we’ll have to dance first and lunch after. Lunch and one stand is all we’re doing on the water. Then we walk about four blocks up to the Market Square/Inn Street area.
Around 2:30 we will dance either in Market Square or Inn Street. They are 1/2 block apart. Around 3:00 we’ll have a QUICK beverage at the Thirsty Whale. 3:45-ish we dance wherever we didn’t just dance before, or maybe where we did dance before. Not to worry, remember they’re 1/2 block apart.
After all the dancing is done we’ll head to Rosie O’Shea’s for another beer.
With the exception of Rosie’s, everything is within a five block area, so just listen for the bells.
Monday Aug 20
11:00 Danvers - Peabody Institute Library
12:30 Hamilton - Patton Park
Tuesday Aug 21
11:30 Portsmouth, N.H. - Prescott Park (fountain/ pier area)
1:00 Portsmouth, N.H. - Prescott Park (fountain/ pier area)
2:30 Portsmouth, N.H. - Market Square/ North Church
4:00 Portsmouth, N.H. - Market Square/ North Church
5:15 Portsmouth, N.H. - Vaughan Mall
Thursday Aug 23
11:30 Essex - Essex Public Library
12:30 Ipswich - Russell Orchards
3:15 Essex - Red Barrel Pub (dance)
4:30 Hamilton - Green Meadows Farmstand
6:00 South Hamilton - Asbury Grove Methodist Retreat
Friday Aug 24
11:00 Salem - Salem Willows
12:30 Salem - House of Seven Gables
2:30 Salem - Essex Street Mall (between the museum & the
mall, by the fountain)
3:30 Salem - Derby Square by the Derby Square Bookstore
5:30 Marblehead - The Landing
Saturday Aug 25
10:30 Rockport - Tuna Wharf
2:00 Manchester-by-the-Sea - near the Town Offices
3:45 Gloucester - Fisherman's Monument
5:20 Rockport - Rocky Neck Artists' Colony