Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quincy, Massachusetts: My (Anne’s) Hometown

Well, we’ve met the goal for this leg of our cruise: Quincy, Massachusetts, birthplace of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Hancock (John obviously was a popular name in the 1700s…), Howard Johnson (…and later migrated to last names) restaurants, Dunkin Donuts (of which we are very fond of the iced, not frosted, chocolate cake donuts, or a nice, warm plain donut). We’re anchored in Town River (shown below), near the Town River Yacht Club. Space for anchoring here is scarce, so we’re near the YC mooring field. Being from Florida (where the anchoring/mooring issue is quite contentious), we rather expected them to call us on it and make us move, and weren’t surprised when, a couple of days after anchoring, a fellow dinghyed out from the YC. We were pleasantly surprised, however, when he asked if there was anything we needed, told us we were welcome to use their dinghy dock, and invited us to a fish fry. Now that’s a warm welcome! Anne is familiar with the TRYC, having hung around here with friends-with-boats during high school. In fact, this is where she first saw the boat Pipe Dream, with hanging plants, and said that she could live on a boat big enough for hanging plants. It’s nice when pipe dreams come true.

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