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Tropical images waft into Norwell

Posted by dinouye  April 2, 2010 01:38 PM

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family-sail.jpg With spring apparently well on its way, visitors to the South Shore Science Center next Thursday should be able to enjoy images of sun-drenched nautical scenes without the kind of envy they might have felt in mid-January.

Hingham photographer Paul Munroe will present about 150 photographs from two sailing trips in the British Virgin Islands. The first, with his family in 2006, is shown above in the photo with Patrick [left], Pauline, and William Munroe. The second occurred last year, with Pauline Munroe and and three friends [below].

Munroe said he and his wife frequently sail small boats on the Cape, and the idea for a tour of the British Virgin Islands began when he visited St. John’s a few years ago. On Thursday, he’ll describe what it’s like to live on a sailboat for a week, and show images of the islands and the ocean from a unique perspective.

“It’s really a beautiful tropical getaway,’’ said Munroe. “There’s the turquoise water, the soft white sandy beaches, gentle trade winds that keep you comfortable and give you wind for your sails.’’

The event is part of the South Shore Natural Science Center’s Thursday Tea series, which often highlights area residents’ travels around the globe, said Judy Azanow, the public relations director for the Norwell institution.

The event runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served after the presentation. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Further information is available on the center’s website.

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