Cape Cod and Boston 2013

I always look forward to our ‘Titan’ holiday and 2013 was no different. We were picked up by our Titan driver in September and driven down to Heathrow Airport for the mid-afternoon flight to Boston, in Massachusetts. Due to the five hour time difference we landed in Boston early evening and then had a two hour journey  to Falmouth and our hotel, the ‘Shoreway Acres Resort Inn’ in Cape Cod. This made an excellent base and the bed and breakfast tariff set us up nicely for a hectic few days touring the Cape.

Cape Cod was beautiful, the majority of the houses that we saw were timber framed and looked quite palatial. A large area of the Cape is covered with forestry and the trees were just beginning to turn into their autumn colours, when the sunlight caught the trees the colours looked quite stunning. There were some lovely, pretty small towns and villages along the Cape Cod peninsula including Sandwich, Woods Hole, Yarmouth, Hyannis, Chatham and Provincetown to name just a few of those we visited. 

Before this holiday, I had heard a lot about Martha’s Vineyard, the area covers about 100 square miles, there are six towns within the island which can be divided into two, namely up island district and down island district. The up island district covers the western part of the island and includes Aquinnah, Chimark and West Tilsbury. The down island district is the eastern portion with the historic towns of Edgartown, Oak Buffs and Vineyard Haven. The whole area is steeped in nautical history and its Whaling fleets.  We saw lots of lovely small ‘gingerbread houses’ which were one and a half storeys high, chalet type houses, timber framed with wooden veranda’s and typically two rocking chairs sat outside the houses. I thought they actually looked quite surreal, like giant dolls houses, I learn’t that many people used them as a second homes.

One of the many highlights on Cape Cod was a half day whale watching trip. I am not the best of sailors but the whole experience was very good, we had an excellent boat and very knowledgeable captain and crew, as for photographing them, well that’s another story.

For the second part of the holiday we travelled over to Boston and stayed at the ‘Boston Plaza Hotel’ in the centre of the town. Boston was a lovely city to visit, the park was colourful and well-tended with lakes and trees of every description. As for shopping, there were some excellent shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops. Quincey Market was an amazing place to visit, the atmosphere, the whole area was buzzing with people, musical entertainers and food outlets.

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Central Park. Boston
The Plimoth Plantation. Plymouth
Historic Deerfield. Boston
Lexington. Boston.
Whale Watching. Hyannis
Wesleyan Grove. Marthas Vineyard
The Mayflower 11. Plymouth Harbour
Provincetown Cape Cod
Cape Cod Lighthouses.
JFK Memorial. Hyannis
Dexters Grist Mill. Sandwich
Shoreways Acres Resort Inn. Falmouth