One of the advantages of Frank's marina choice is the proximity to the airport. Frank met me at the bagage claim with our buggy upon my arrival on the 10th.
We walked back to the marina. The Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina is located in the Spanish section of Boston. So for dinner, Frank brought me to the Reel House for a delicious seafood meal. It was the perfect place for a quiet and romantic moment after 10 days away from each other. With everything that happened to both of us separately, we had a lot of catching up to do!
Frank had warned me that we would do a lot of walking to visit everything he wanted to show me the following day. He wasn't kidding - I walked 23,000 steps that day, my personal record. We walked along the shore, then the 4.6-mile Freedom Walk (a natural trail in the middle of the city), the Public Market, bought real bagels and cream cheese for a picnic, ate freshly chucked raw oysters, and finished the visit with a cold beer. The city of Boston is very clean, offers many ways of transportation (subway, buses, rented bikes and scooters), has many historic buildings (some are converted into expensive condos).
Yesterday was bicycle day. We unfolded our bikes and headed for MIT intending to also visit Harvard nearby. We opted out of buying MIT's $40-one-hour-one-mile walking tour. We instead got a map from their Visitors Centre and did our own tour. The campus has at least 80 buildings over 168 acres. This university by founded in 1861, first classes opened in 1865 (Civil War and university funding endeavours). The map directs visitors to about 35 buildings (our bikes came handy!). We picked 6 buildings, the Cancer Research among them. Our visit was so interesting, we didn't have the energy to continue on to Harvard. Again, we finished our day with a cold beer at a nearby restaurant before we headed home, to Komeekha.
Our sailing plan for the next few days will start on Saturday morning. The South winds are too strong before that day. We want to head to the Cape Cod Canal in Cape Cod Bay instead of going around Cape Cod, Nantuket and Martha's Vineyards. At this time of year, with the strong winds, waves and cool temperature, we don't think these 3 tourist areas would be as fun as in the summer months. From the Cape Cod Canal, we'll head towards Long Island Sound to rest in New York. I've never been to NY City. With Scotland, it's on my bucket list.