Thursday, 9 May 2013

Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Leaving Boston today, we took the hotel shuttle to Harvard Square to catch the subway as we had to pick up the rental car at the driving in the crazy Boston traffic.
On the river there are several amazing looking houses. Believe it or not, these houses are the storage sheds for the sculls, (one, two, four and eight man) from the nearby universities. At any time of day you can see them up and down the river practicing. The river also has wonderful pathways on both sides, always busy with walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Boston is a very athletic city.
We headed for Cape Cod, only about an 1 1/2 hour drive but we stayed off the main highways and quite enjoyed the beautiful drive. Stopped at Plymouth to see where the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Was disappointed at the size of the rock but even more so at the fact that the Pilgrims actually first landed at Provincetown near the tip of Cape Cod the month before and then went further to Plymouth. Fancy all those years ago, being told the wrong story! (Believe it or not the Pilgrims were trying to reach the Hudson area of New York.
Many different houses on Cape Cod on many tree lined streets. Very boring colours of houses, grey and white mostly, and cars are very bland too, mostly silver and black. We have only seen a handful of coloured cars.
We had lunch in a lovely restaurant in the town of Sandwich before heading to the tip of the Cape where we saw the monument to the Pilgrims (no climbing this one). Beaches are no comparison with ours.
We are staying at a really nice Bed and Breakfast in Brewster in the middle of the Cape.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard about this area it is where the rich and famous go for holidays isn't it? The rock sure must have been a disappointment. I noticed the same about the lack of coloured cars even in LA.