FINALLY we’ll have a chance to escape Boston’s lockdown and travel north to god’s country (Rockport, Maine) to visit family and friends. It will be a short visit but to say we’re looking forward to it is a VAST understatement.
More often than not, I’ve found what we take to be a view of the water is actually of the edge of the water or of things in the water with the water itself serving more or less as a neutral background.
When I first lived here, the tallest building was the new Prudential Tower. Now look at this place. There are tall buildings everywhere and many, many more are going up in the seaport section of the city.
We will never be a New York but here if you have access to our harbor you can visit the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. It’s a world-class group of islands, many accessible by ferry from downtown Boston, where historic forts, overnight camping, hiking and just plain nature watching wait to be enjoyed.
This picture was taken from our ferry as we started off from Long Wharf on a morning exploration of Georges Island of Fort Warren, a fortification which started its service way back in revolutionary days. It was a fun morning in the boisterous company of many many school kids enjoying an end of school year field trip.