Es-Cape - Day 26

by Dadlak July. 02, 2008 3139 views

We drove to Provincetown, MA at the tip of Cape Cod, stopping at Plymouth Rock on the way.

A solid silver medal parking job - just 3" left of gold

The Mayflower II in Plymouth harbor, a full scale sailworthy replica of the original Mayflower, celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007.

Very visible historical marker

Not so visible historical artifact. The Plymouth Rock portico is being renovated, keeping the rock well hidden.

Here's a picture of Plymouth Rock along with its story (enlarge, please - then use magnifying glass).

Artisan works on renovating the Plymouth Rock portico.

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.

A Wampanoag watercraft

The main mast of the Mayflower II

Navigation tools aboard the Mayflower II

Keeping the Mayflower II ship-shape is a full-time job.

Mayflower II bowsprit

Statue of Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford

The first church in Plymouth, dating back to 1620, is now a Unitarian Universalist congregation, continuing the settlers' tradition of religious tolerance.

First Parish Plymouth tower

Historical marker

Rubber duckies watch Commercial St. in downtown Provincetown.

Looking into Provincetown from the beach. The tower is the Pilgrim Memorial, built in the early 20th century.

Five birds perched; one in flight.

Two and two!

My family enjoyed the Provincetown beach.

Provincetown is a very diverse community, as reflected by the baby T-shirt logos, among more obvious ways.

Looking across the cove at Provincetown to the lighthouse on the very tip of Cape Cod.

Colorful kayaks await rental.

Kite apparently doubles as bottom half of inflatable man.

These pink roses were growing wild all over Cape Cod. Here's a cultivated patch at the UU Meeting House in Provincetown.

Henna tattoo marketer

A gorgeous beach just down the Cape at Truro…

…includes a sand bar

And some spectacular dunes on the Cape - as heard in the “The Pina Colada Song”.

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Liz 8 years, 10 months ago

Hey, Provincetown, one of my most favorite places! Did you climb the Pilgrim's Monument??? Great set!

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Eric J H Joyce 8 years, 10 months ago

Great shots....

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Eddied125 8 years, 11 months ago

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....... :)

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Leocheung 8 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic trip. Thanks for sharing:))

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Tom 8 years, 11 months ago

Another fantastic tour thanks for sharing your wonderful adventures :)

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