Plymouth and the Pilgrims

Trip Start Jul 28, 2012
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Trip End Aug 12, 2012


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

After a very late breakfast at Mystic we headed north on the I95. Got a bit confused with the numbering of junctions which start back at 1 every time you cross a state line ( I thought we had arrived at 6A a bit too soon!). Travelled across Rhode Island very quickly ( well it is a very small state) and came across our first roundabout ( or 'traffic circle' or 'rotary' as they're known over here - they are very rare!)- which I managed to navigate no probs.

Best thing about driving here is the almost complete absence of speed cameras.Not that I ever speed.Oh and no traffic wardens.

Got to Plymouth in about 1 hr 40m and checked in Best Western Cold Spring. Then a quick dump of the bags and off down Main St to have lunch ( at Sam Diegos a nice Mexican). The local beer over here is very nice, like an English real ale ( tried Cape Cod Dark Beer).

After lunch we headed to the Harbour where we saw Plymouth Rock (allegedly where the Pilgrims tethered the Mayflower although there is no historical reference to it) and then climbed on board the Mayflower II. This replica from 1950 made the same crossing here with no escort.Wasn't as cramped as I expected but hardly luxurious.H spent ages chatting to one of the actors who slagged off Northern England and Norwich - cheeky bugger!None of the original pilgrims were from NW or NE England.

Bought some souvenirs and went back to hotel for a dip in the pool and half hour in the fitness room.That's 3 days exercise in a row which makes me feel better eating so many calories.

H went to the liquor store and Chinese takeaway for tea.Coors Lite in Silver Bullet tins is very refreshing.

Only a 40 mile trip to Boston tomorrow,but given a check out time of 11am and a check in time of 4pm we've got time to kill.So staying in Plymouth with girls off to beach and me and H are off to Plimouth Plantation, which is a recreation of the Pilgrims' settlement
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