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Sunday, July 15, 2007. It was the day before I flew back to Los Angeles, so I decided to take a trip to Provincetown on Cape Cod. I rode the Bay State Cruise Company slow ferry (three hours each way), stayed three hours, then came back.
Georges Island - Fort Warren (see Wikipedia article)
They played an audio tour of the Boston Harbor as we sailed out of Boston. However, it was hard to hear, and the boat was slower than what the audio was describing, so the sights I was seeing had already been described a minute or two before on the tape. The discrepency got worse as time went on. Still, I learned this island had a Civil War dungeon on it. I want to go there next time I'm in Boston.
At one point, we were so far from land that all we could see in all directions was ocean. Or bay, I guess,
since we were in Cape Cod Bay. We were only 20 miles from land, but it was so low I couldn't see it.
Long Point, the very end of Cape Cod.
They had this nice-looking church there, but my impression was that people in Provincetown didn't go much.
Someone's yard overlooking the bay.
When I got there, I took a $10, 40-minute ride on the Provincetown Trolley. It was very informative, and a lot of fun. I almost didn't go because of the money, but I'm glad I did. Provincetown is where the Pilgrims first stayed for five weeks before settling in Plymouth. See Wikipedia article. It's one of the closest places in the USA to Europe.
On the way back, I saw this. It turns out it's a sewage treatment plant.
Then the next day, I dropped off my rental car and luggage at the airport, then spent a couple hours visiting downtown Boston one last time. This is when I went in to the Massachusetts State House (see a previous page). Then I flew home.
On the flights home, I had my Rand McNally map out, trying to identify what I was seeing out the window. I've never been to Pennsylvania, but I've flown over it. Here's the Pymatuning Reservoir, on the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio:
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