Days 110-112 Boston MA

Friday we did some historical walks around, walking to Bunker Hill (a US Revolution early battle) and the USS Constitution, a ship built by the US and launched in 1797, remaining an active duty ship. The staff on-board that assist visitors are all active duty sailors and marines. The ship is known as Old Ironsides as its special oak sides were impervious to cannon balls.

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Captain’s quarters

 

 

 

 

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Officers’ wardroom

 

 

Later that day we prepared the boats for hurricane Dorian to go through overnight. For us it turned out to be almost a non-event with very little rain and the top gusts to only 23 knots.

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Crews’ quarters

 

 

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The shitters at the bow

 

 

 

 

 

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Remembered this lovely brunch spot from Tarja and my visit in 2007 — still good

Saturday we took the hop-on-hop-off trolley which gives a good overview of Boston. At one stop Chris and I went to visit the Mapparium. It was only after we’d bought our tickets did we realize that this was a Christian Science building. We survived though and found the 30’ globe an interesting visit … one walks inside it. It remains with the countries as they were in the 1930s when it was built.

As our marina is part of the old Navy yard we’ve enjoyed seeing the various buildings around the complex, only some of which have been renovated. One we saw today was the Ropewalk where very long ropes were spun. Also enjoyed the 1833 dry dock — the USS Constitution was its first customer when it opened.

In central Boston Saturday mid-afternoon I got to witness a fist fight … no idea what it was about but the chap with the bicycle got the worst of it.

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Woman throws the cyclist’s bike in the fountain during the altercation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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