Boston

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I won’t bore you with all the details of our Boston visit.  We stayed for four nights, which was longer than we originally planned, partly because there is a lot to do in Boston and partly because we felt that the Boston Harbour Sailing Club mooring balls were such good value at $45 a night, being right in the heart of Boston (just outside the aquarium).
 
While in Boston we
  • took a “Super duck” tour of the harbour
  • drove round Boston and Cambridge on tour buses
  • did a walking tour of Harvard
  • visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History (glass flowers for Andrea) and the MIT Science Museum (robots for Phil)
  • toured one of the first US warships, the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”)
  • had a drink at the replica “Cheers” pub in Quincy market.
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Approaching the mooring field in Boston harbour
 
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Setting off on the Super Duck tour of the harbour
 
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The state house, home of the most corrupt group of politicians in America (so we were told by multiple bus drivers)
 
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The Harvard Lampoon building, designed to look like an astonished Prussian soldier
 
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Sometimes architects get too whacky and MIT is suing the architect (Gehry) for this building not being weatherproof
 
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Old Ironsides in all her splendour.  The US navy presentation was excellent and they even had us cheering on the Constitution against the British