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Es-Cape - Day 26

2008.07.02
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A solid silver medal parking job - just 3" left of gold
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The Mayflower II in Plymouth harbor, a full scale sailworthy replica of the original Mayflower, celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007.
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Very visible historical marker
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Not so visible historical artifact. The Plymouth Rock portico is being renovated, keeping the rock well hidden.
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Here's a picture of Plymouth Rock along with its story (enlarge, please - then use magnifying glass).
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Artisan works on renovating the Plymouth Rock portico.
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Statue honors Wampanoag Indian chief Massatouit (please forgive me on that spelling). This tribe was essentially wiped out by diseases that settlers brought from Europe.
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A Wampanoag watercraft
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The main mast of the Mayflower II
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Navigation tools aboard the Mayflower II
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Keeping the Mayflower II ship-shape is a full-time job.
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Mayflower II bowsprit
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Statue of Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford
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The first church in Plymouth, dating back to 1620, is now a Unitarian Universalist congregation, continuing the settlers' tradition of religious tolerance.
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First Parish Plymouth tower
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Historical marker
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Rubber duckies watch Commercial St. in downtown Provincetown.
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Looking into Provincetown from the beach. The tower is the Pilgrim Memorial, built in the early 20th century.
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Five birds perched; one in flight.
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Two and two!
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My family enjoyed the Provincetown beach.
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Provincetown is a very diverse community, as reflected by the baby T-shirt logos, among more obvious ways.
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Looking across the cove at Provincetown to the lighthouse on the very tip of Cape Cod.
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Colorful kayaks await rental.
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Kite apparently doubles as bottom half of inflatable man.
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These pink roses were growing wild all over Cape Cod. Here's a cultivated patch at the UU Meeting House in Provincetown.
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Henna tattoo marketer
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A gorgeous beach just down the Cape at Truro...
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...includes a sand bar
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And some spectacular dunes on the Cape - as heard in the "The Pina Colada Song".
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We drove to Provincetown, MA at the tip of Cape Cod, stopping at Plymouth Rock on the way.
7 Comments
????? Wow- what a perfect time to visit such a history filled place- so cool! I 100% LOVE your 19 th picture- awesome catch!!~ R
????? · 2008-07-02: 23:20
ronin53 :):):)
ronin53 · 2008-07-03: 01:33
mystic1 Another fantastic tour thanks for sharing your wonderful adventures :)
mystic1 · 2008-07-03: 04:51
leocheung Fantastic trip. Thanks for sharing:))
leocheung · 2008-07-03: 09:47
EddieD125 That is so awesome. Every picture is a great memory shot. So envy you for being able to go there, especially the ship, I am facinated about those old ships..... Would loved to of board her and seen all the nick and corners........ Good job....... :)
EddieD125 · 2008-07-03: 14:22
joycephotography Great shots....
joycephotography · 2008-07-04: 02:12
ScubaLiz Hey, Provincetown, one of my most favorite places! Did you climb the Pilgrim's Monument??? Great set!
ScubaLiz · 2008-07-05: 16:25
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