Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Last days in Boston/Cape Cod

We took a ferry from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard. What better way to see the island than to rent bikes and cruise around? (20 miles later after a hilly ride, it was definitely worth it!) It was absolutely beautiful.
This is a popular beach in Cape Cod that was a few minutes away from the house we stayed in.

We stopped at a cute market that had fantastic take out/prepared meals and had a picnic at
the Cape Cod Yaut Club. It was fun to relax and people watch.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Whale Watching in Cape Cod

Brett and I drove up the coast to the point of Massachusetts (Provence Town) and went on a Whale Watching Cruise. We got lucky since every trip is unique and totally depends on the whales; we were lucky enough to see around 30 Humpback Whales. It was so amazing being able to be so close to such huge and awesome creatures. We were able to sneak a few videos, but could only upload our shortest one to the blog since the others had a large file size. (You get the idea of scale though).This is a picture of a mother and her calf. They were so fun to watch. They appeared almost synchronized as they dove back down in unison.
Did you know... It is natural for whales to 'hold their breath' which is why the first thing they do when they surface, is exhale (notice the steam from their blowhole in the video).

The whales would flip their tale up like this when preparing to dive back down below the surface. They normally come back to surface anywhere from a few to 45 minutes.
The wind got a little chilly on the ride back!
This was one of the first light houses we saw... (I have this thing for light houses).

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Site Seeing Tours

Long Warf (Boston)

We took this World War II revived "duck" (amphibious) vehical for a spin on our tour of boston and then down the hudson river. quack quack!
Holocaust Memorial... Four towers including etched glass numbers for every victim.
The town sure does love it's Sports Teams, especially the Red Sox.
MIT -- Having a design/architecture background, I absolutely loved this building!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New England

It's official... our first post. We are new to the blogging scene and decided it would be fun to give it a try. We thought we'd take advantage of Brett's new position that involves more travel and make a vacation out of it. Today we were tourists with a red flag with our camera and large map of the area. And for anyone that has ever been this way, you know the roads are more than a nightmare. Seriously. We may have been honked at more than once and heard our fair share of "recalculations" from our latest friend Garmin. In all seriousness though, Boston is a cool city -- a lot of history blended with new. We'll update you as we go!