On Monday we docked in Boston Harbor. As we were sailing in, we had time to reflect on everything that happened in this harbor. We just stood in silence as we watched Boston come into view in the morning sunrise. It was a solemn moment as we thought of the patriots who created treason with England to build this country.
We were spent only one day in Boston, not really enough time to explore all the historical places. We booked an excursion that we thought would take us to many historical places. We could not get into the early one so we were booked for the afternoon and it was a rushed bus trip. The only time we got off the bus was for a few minutes to walk around the outside of the Trinity Church and Boston Library before getting on the boat that would take us on a scenic view of Boston from the harbor. The bus did take us to many historical places: the site of the Boston Massacre; the oldest cemetery in Boston – Kings Chapel Burial Ground; we drove around Beacon Hill, Cambridge, the site of the Boston Tea party, Boston Common, Boston Gardens, Cheers bar, and many old churches and stately homes.
We did venture out on our own, but had no idea where to go so we just walked around. The pier where the ships are docked are not tourist friendly. We thought of taking a cab but instead opted to walk around and enjoy the sights around us thinking the excursion would take us where we wanted to go. Live and learn….but we still had a wonderful time in the great city of Boston.