At the end of February, before all of my eye surgery drama kicked off, I went to Boston for about a week for work.
Jorge joined me for a short weekend at the beginning so we could explore the city together.
One of my favourite places was the harbour.
At the beginning of our long walk, I stopped to admire the fence covered in colourful buoys.
I enjoyed the little things along the way like the sweeping seagulls, the rhythm of the water and the international flags lining one of the docks.
Being February, it was full of snow and the wind was pretty bitter, but we were lucky to have a pretty mild day so we could enjoy the outdoors after a bit of bundling up!
This trip to Boston brought the first snow we’d seen all year.
London had an extremely mild (though wet, of course) season and while we usually catch a few flakes, there were none to be seen and Spring has now arrived.
Boston, however, had a very bitter cold and snowy few months. I’m sure if we lived there, we would have been sick of it by this time, but I love snow and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
We stopped to pick up hot drinks to warm our hands and then made our way along the Fort Point Channel that meets the harbour where the boats were docked, some covered in plastic for the Winter.
Across the harbour is the airport where flights take off and land every few minutes.
We sat for a while watching the air traffic along with some other couples who were out enjoying the view.
I haven’t been to Boston in the Summer, but I can imagine this would be the place to come on a sunny day.
We walked on a bit further along the front of apartment buildings and offices with pleasant views over the water. Spotted a whale. A tiny house floating on the docks. Lots of people were running, despite the snow, perhaps training for the next Boston Marathon. Others were walking dogs.
One of Jorge’s favourite activities whenever we go to the States is to find an American flag to pose in front of, and we found a perfect one here!
Rounding the corner when we came to this big gold lobster, we walked over a bridge to the other side.
We carried on along the harbour, but the life was on the opposite bank where we had started.
The views back across to where we were were impressive.
Still, there were occasional joggers, but there wasn’t much happening on this side.
But we walked on anyway to see where the path would lead. It took us past some abandoned picnic tables.
Past some Wintery plants.
And straight to the Institute of Contemporary Art! I can’t resist a funky art gallery bookshop so we stopped in for a browse and spent a bit of time warming up. Walking back into the city, we wandered past the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage. Very conveniently located.
Ours was not exactly a voyage but it was a great way to pass a lazy Sunday afternoon. I’m hoping to do the same on one bright and sunny Summer day in the future.
Have you been to Boston? Where are your favourite places to spend time in the city?