Last Thursday, Greg, Evan and I went into Boston for a Boston Harbor cruise. Greg saw a deal on Groupon and purchased it. It was a pretty nice day for a cruise. A little hot but not too bad. Here’s what we saw…
This little fixer-upper is sitting in the Harbor near the Federal Courthouse Building. Not sure what its story is but I think it is picturesque.
While we were waiting to board the boat, I looked up and saw this magnificent sun dog with a jet contrail going through it.
Here we are looking back at the Financial District. Believe it or not, I use to work as a paralegal in one of those building in another life time.
We cruised through a set of locks to the Charles River of “I love that dirty water” fame. Here you can see Boston’s bookends, the Prudential Tower on the right and the John Hancock Building on the left. Tour guides love to talk about how the windows kept popping out of the Hancock Building when it was first built. That problem has been fixed for quite a while now.
On the way back to the dock, we went by Old Ironsides (USS Constitution). We didn’t get close enough to get any really good pictures of it but I like looking at all the ropes and pulleys and stuff on its riggings. Listen to me…I act like I know what all those strings and things are. I am sure I have the terminology all wrong because I know less than nothing about sailboats and even less about frigates, which is what Old Ironsides is. A few years back, Greg, my brother Rob and I took a tour of Old Ironsides. It was very interesting and worthwhile even if I didn’t retain any of the details we learned about her. So if you’re ever in Boston, you should check it out. Old Ironsides actually set sail on August 24 this year. They do that to turn her around so she wears evenly on both sides. Maybe I should consider doing that for myself.
After a nice lunch at the Barking Crab, we tunneled our way back out of Boston to our home in the countryside.