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Monday, June 25, 2012

Exploring Boston: the Harbor Islands

Last week was steamy and rainy; a good time to stay indoors and work. But Sunday was crystalline, warm, and perfect. I headed out to the Boston Harbor Islands, a National Recreation Area.

Info: http://www.nps.gov/boha/index.htm

Map: National Park Service Map

It's 34 islands and peninsulas scattered across Boston's outer harbor; replete with old forts, the nation's oldest lighthouse, and abundant spectacular scenery.

There are low-cost and free ferries and water taxis for shuttling between the islands. I chose a simple plan: I'd ferry from Boston's Long Wharf to Spectacle Island, then ferry to George's Island, and then ferry back to Boston.

Here's a zoomable GPS log of the trip; about 20 mile in total, about 6 of which was on foot; mostly in nature trails on Spectacle Island.

I took almost 300 photos, a handful of which are below. At the bottom of this post, there are thumbnails links to several panoramic photos, including a full 360 degree view from the top of Spectacle island; the highest point in the harbor.

Enjoy!

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The panoramas (they're stored on Photobucket; 'way too big to fit full-sized on the blick). Click top open, then zoom in and pan around!








Photobucket album slideshow (click through for controls to stop, zoom, etc.):