Go time to ride from Cape Cod to Boston
Patrick and I have arrived at the end of our ride from Jacksonville to Boston safely and with the joy of having seen and been engaged with diverse settings and stimuli. Our bodies are stronger from the duration and variety of riding.
The first picture is of working fishing boats in New Bedford, taken as we waited to catch the ferry to Nantucket. New Bedford and Nantucket were the center of the whaling industry in the 1800’s. Hearty captains and crews would sail out around the world for years at a time hunting and processing whales on board for multiple uses. The second photo is the bed and breakfast on Nantucket where we stayed . Thankfully the kitchen has been remodeled and the bedding updated since it’s founding circa 1846. Nantucket has dedicated a substantial portion of the island to nature preserves and has extensive bike paths. After spending the night in Nantucket I caught the first morning ferry to Hyannis, rode 45+ miles to Provincetown, rode the high speed ferry into downtown Boston to finish the unsupported ride and meet Diane’s flight from LA. Patrick spent another night in Nantucket and then several days on the Cape Cod shore. Diane and I enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail in Boston that has multiple sites that were important in the creation of our country. We went aboard the USS Constitution, pictured with downtown Boston in the background. The Constitution was nick named “Old Ironsides ” as British cannon balls bounced off it’s sturdy thick oak sides in naval battles.
We are pictured on the steps of a home decorated in colorful fall pumpkins near the end of the trail at Bunker Hill. Tomorrow Diane and I will drive up to Vermont for a Backroads supported fall colors bike tour in Vermont and a visit to Montreal after.
John, Patrick, and Diane