Monday, May 29, 2006

Water Themed Afternoon

The Long Wharf area is lively and fun on warm days in the summer. It is a short walk to Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, the North End, and the New England Aquarium. Harbor tours, whale watches, science cruises, small tall ships, and Provincetown ferries all leave from the wharf. This afternoon I took the round trip commuter boat to Charlestown. It took half an hour and cost a total of $3. It was nice to get some ocean breeze and a view of the harbor and skyline. It was a good day for it.

Immediately afterward I met a friend and we took a quick walk through the New England Aquarium. Since we had a free pass it did not seem wasteful just to spend 45 minutes inside. The Amazing Jellies exhibit was the highlight. I overheard a father telling his son that jelly did not come from jellyfish. We also watched divers at the top of the tank, who were following the sharks around with fish on the ends of sticks. The sharks were not interested. We were told that they had just eaten that morning. Not that much had visibly changed since our last visit one year ago.


At February 15, 2008, Blogger histfan said...

Visited again in February 2008 with my sister. Again very little had changed. It was a Sunday afternnon and it was crowded.


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