Sunday, July 19, 2009

On Guard

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A great place to go on a hot summer day is out to one of the islands in Boston Harbor which is adjacent to Quincy Bay. This is a beach on Spectacle Island, which had its topography changed when it became part of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project known to many as the "Big Dig". Sediment and clay that was excavated for the project was brought to this island and when the project was done it was made into a park which is now part of the National Park Service. There are no inhabitants other than park rangers; it offers hiking trails and a great view of the Boston skyline. There is a ferry boat from Quincy that will take you there.

I am heading north for some of that refreshing Canadian air; I may miss a couple days of posting . . . but will be taking lots of pictures. À bientôt!


John said...

Nice shot. My wife and I recently had some days in Boston, our first visit. Loved it, very different to NYC where we had spent the previous 3 days, two great cities with very different characters. Saw the site of the 'big dig' while we were ay Long Wharf. Enjoy Canada.

The Redhead Riter said...

I love water pics. Nice.

☼Hope you're having a sunshine ☼ filled Sunday!☼

brattcat said...

Yeah for Boston for being so 'green' about 'Big Dig' waste material. This looks like a great spot. Have a fantastic holiday.

marley said...

What a lovely scene. Enjoy your trip :)

Jacob said...

I had never heard about this, but how nice that the dirt was put to good use!

Looks like a fabulous place to spend a day!

Have fun on your trip!

Anonymous said...

really its a nice place to spend time.


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