The Next Leg - Cape Cod
Well, I felt a week from a post about our holiday was long enough. So here is the next leg of our journey.
We picked up our hire car from Logan Int. Airport. We got a really nice midsize car - a white Hyundai Elantra. Very comfy, which was just as well as we were going to be doing a lot of sitting in it, lol.
Anyway we got of to a fairly good start until Dan took a wrong turn coming out of the airport. We ended up driving in Boston, which was something we were trying to avoid. But true to style Danny didn't get flustered or upset, he stayed calm and we got out of Boston unscathed.
It is quite scary driving in another country where the wheel is on the other side of the car and also driving on the other side of the road.
I felt he was driving quite close to my side of the road and had to 'nicely' tell him to move over a wee bit. We had no problems though and Danny did a fine job of the driving :))
So we were making for the Cape Cod area as we had a hotel booked in Hyannis. It wasn't a terribly long journey - about and hour and a half.
Before we reached Hyannis we decided to stop off at Plymouth for a short stop. It was blooming freezing with a really chilly wind.
We had a look around the Mayflower 11. The original Mayflower that sailed to Plymouth in 1620 no longer exists. The Mayflower 11 is a reproduction which was built in Devon in England and actually crossed the Atlantic in 1957.
Plymouth Rock is the site of disembarkation of the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620.
After having a good look around and feeling decidedly cold we decided to head back to the car for some warmth and to travel onwards.
The Anchor Inn - the hotel we booked in Hyannis. Another great choice!!
One of the views from the hotel.
You could catch a ferry to Nantucket, I would have loved to do that but again time restraints didn't allow for it.
The next day we decided to drive through to a place called Chatham, which was really lovely.
Chatham Lighthouse and Coastguard Station.
Chatham's lovely beach.
The town was having an open day for Oktoberfest and some of the businesses had put some pumpkin displays out - so clever and very original.
Remember the ducks from Boston?
We had lunch in a place called 'Sandy's Diner', it was really tasty and we could have happily sat there all afternoon!
We left Chatham and started heading for Provincetown, there were lots of lovely spots to stop and take pictures on our way and this was one of them. I don't think my picture really did it justice.
I had been wanting to get a picture of a pumpkin patch and as we were driving along I saw this one. I quickly grabbed my camera and captured it :))
It was quite amazing, and surreal, to be driving along a main road in amongst the sand dunes towards Provincetown.
We drove through the town of Provincetown but believe it or not couldn't find anywhere to stop and park so all I have it this one pic of the town.
That was quite a long enjoyable day and we saw many sights, we decided to head back to the hotel for the evening.
The next stop would by Mystic - we LOVED Mystic!!
To be continued ...