Friday, June 10, 2016

2016-06-10 Friday at Camper’s Haven on Cape Cod

Monday, the 6th, we drove in to Hyannis for a Jeep oil change at Jiffy Lube. Then we drove to Woods Hole trying to get information about the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. We had better luck gritting the information from the internet. But we did have a lunch in Woods Hole.

Tuesday. the 7th, we drove to Sandwich, MA, to the Cape Cod Canal Museum, and had lunch across the street at Seafood Sam’s. While eating lunch, we watched boats travel up and down the canal; including this tug towing a barge. 20160607_12490120160607_124910. After lunch, we started back to the RV, stopping in Barnstable to see the Sandy Neck Lighthouse. IMG_6778IMG_6779.

Wednesday, we took another day to relax at home.

Thursday, the 9th, was to be our day to tour Martha’s Vineyard, but it was so windy we decided not to take the ferry. Instead, we drove to Plymouth, MA. Of course we took pictures in the harbor of Plimoth (note: the colony’s first Governor, William Bradford, spelled it Plimoth in his journal) Rock and the Mayflower II. The rock doesn’t look large enough to have been the stepping stone to land. IMG_6784 However, the son of one of the original inhabitants of Plimoth identified this rock. The Mayflower II is a replica that still sails. 20160609_105002.

Leaving downtown Plymouth, we drove out to Plimoth Plantation IMG_6786, founded in 1947, is a re-creation of what Plimoth Colony and a Wampanoag village would have been like in 1647. IMG_6789IMG_6790. There are docents in period dress that speak and answer questions in 1647 character. In fact, they study the inhabitants they represent. An addition since we were here 30 years ago is a group of docent who speak modern English.

Today, the 10th, we are relaxing again.