October 16, 2011

Boston: Spectacle Island

On Columbus Day, we set out without an exact agenda, and ended up down by the wharf.  What better way to celebrate the discovery of the new world than by going on a ferry ride?

Since we had walked a majority of the city the past two days, we decided to venture to one of the Boston Harbor Islands: Spectacle Island.

Boston Harbor Islands national park area has 34 islands that make up 1,600 acres and 35 miles of coastline--all within 10 miles of downtown.  We chose to visit Spectacle Island because it has the best view of the city from the peak point.

Leaving the busy inner harbor area

This is not the view the settlers saw when they landed in the 1600's!

We made it!  It was almost 90 degrees...hot!

There were people swimming along the shore, but we hiked up to the top of the island and just relaxed by watching the busy harbor and admiring the city from afar.


Wish Kitty got to ride her first boat!  She had a great time.
All too soon, it was time to leave!  Bye!
I bought Wish Kitty in Japan (ok in Disney World) and she jumped in my suitcase to Boston.
We hiked back down the path and returned to Boston for a quick early dinner and caught a late flight back to DC!

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