Boston Harbor

We have one day left of our reservation here at Wompatuck State park, with no plans for anything to do.  We checked the literature we had and discovered there was a commuter ferry that left Hingham about 5 miles from where we are parked and went directly to downtown Boston.  Why not.  As we found our way to the ferry we drove through the small community of Hingham.  They have a RWB center line going right down main street.  How patriotic.

Red White and Blue Center Line in Hingham

Commuter Ferry at Hingham

It was only $4 to park for the day and $32 for round trip tickets for us and was only a 35 minute ride.  Not bad at all.

Once we arrived at Boston Harbor we walked about three blocks to Quincy Market and had lunch there again.  It’s such a vibrant place, hundreds of food and merchandise vendors and street performers, we just had to go back.  We’re missing the Minnesota State Fair this year so this is kinda the substitute for us.

Inside Quincy Market

Quincy Market

After filling up at Quincy Market we went for a walk and loitered for a bit and did some people watching in Columbus Park.

Columbus Park

What to do now?  We decided against the Duck Tours and went for a 90 minute Historic Sightseeing Cruise for $23 ticket price.  The lady at the ticket window just gave us both the senior price of $21 each without asking if we were seniors.  How nice of her (I think) but we weren’t going to complain.

The Frederick L Nolan Jr

The tour went up and down the Boston Harbor and we learned some about the area history and the islands out there.

USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)

Boston Skyline

After the tour we walked over to the ferry landing via the HarborWalk.  That is a very nice public walkway along the water’s edge, with parks, public art, seating areas, cafes, exhibit areas, interpretive signage and a bunch of other stuff.  It runs the entire length of the city and beyond.

Downtown HarborWalk

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