The day after our day in Boston the weather finally cleared up and we were able to take the bike out to the coast. Our first stop was Plymouth to see Plymouth Rock, the place where the pilgrams first stepped foot on the shore of the new world. On our way, we passed by a replica of the Mayflower. It’s amazing that people crossed the Atlantic Ocean on such a tiny ship.
I was expecting the rock to be awe-inspiring considering the monument enclosing it.
It wasn’t quite what I expected 🙂
From there we continued on to Cape Cod, which ends in the town of Provincetown right on the coast.
Here we ate one of my most favorite meals of all time – lobster pot pie. It was so good!
After lunch we headed back, stopping along the way to see the ocean. Like much of eastern Massachusetts, the highways have so many trees along them that it is difficult to see anything beyond. You have to get onto the side roads to be able to take in the views. Our first stop was the Cape Cod Lighthouse.
The next stop was also off of the main road on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Here we got a spectacular view of the Atlantic. There is just something wild and free about the ocean.
On our way back, we also drove through some of the towns along the coast of Cape Cod. The architecture was so classic and beautiful. I take many pictures with my phone while I am on the bike. This is one of them. They aren’t always really clear but it gives me a chance to document parts of the trip with a camera that I might not be able to do otherwise.
Though the skies were grey it was comfortable on the bike and it was great to have a chance to smell that ocean air one more time before we headed inland.