Those of you who have been following me on Twitter @navalhistoryguy will know that I am in the middle of a research/lecturing tour of America.
It began a fortnight ago in Boston, from where I visited Salem and Marblehead in Massachusetts, and then the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. I have since moved to New York, via Connecticut and will soon be flying down south to the mighty Chesapeake.
And yes, I have been spending [some] of my time in archives and libraries! Though sailing does count as ‘research’. Really. It does.