Touring Cape Cod
Trip Start Aug 15, 2008
90Trip End Aug 14, 2009
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Very pretty town & busy harbour. I can see why the Kennedys have their estate here.
Very touristy (but in the nicest possible way)
Travelled up to the pointy bit of Cape Cod Friday 22-08-08. Stopped off at a few beaches, they are a bit bleak as they are not allowed to develop along the shoreline - it costs $15 to park & you have to go back into town to eat.
Provincetown was something else - a zoo as one local called it. It is the gay centre, we just missed the gay carnival on Thursday but we did see a Drag Queen Karaoke in one of the bars. You can see why he/she had a high voice! Provincetown is like a cross between Blackpool & Brighton.
We were going to tour New England (Matha's Vinyard, The Berkshires, White Mountains etc) but we found some nice bars in Hyannis so we thought sod it & booked into another Hyannis hotel for 3 more nights. There are quite few Brits in Hyannis (& other nationalities as well) the Americans must be used to us cos' nobody questions where we come from - a bit disappointing. The weather is great - I got sunburnt (thats me on the right). We have got into a routine, we drive somewhere & have a sandwich lunch, sleep in the sun, come back to a bar, stagger back to the hotel, watch USA win the Olympics then go out for a meal & more drinks - pretty boring huh!
Tuesday 26-08-08 - Falmouth & Woods Hole, Cape Cod
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is where the team who found the Titanic are based, facinating exhibition. Its a few miles from the lovely town of Falmouth where you catch ferries to Martha's Vinyard & Nantucket Islands.
check it out at http://www.britishbeer.com/
They serve very nice fish & chips washed down with London Pride, Bass, Guinness etc. We had wine!
Had our last dinner at an Italian restaurant - quite expensive & they added the "customary 18% service charge" to the bill & said we could add more if we wanted!!!
Another nice town - again full of tourists. Went over the Mayflower II (very small to carry over 100 Pilgrims across the Atlantic). Saw the Plymouth rock - it looked just like, well, a rock.