Friday, June 30, 2006

Spectacle Island

Spectacle in the Boston Harbor just opened last week to the public for the first time in decades. It used to be a trash dump. Now it boasts a nice small beach with lifeguards on duty, a good view of the Boston skyline and other nearby islands, and many comforts. A brand new building has an exhibit about the Island, restrooms, a snack bar, and rangers to answer questions. Large Adirondak style rocking chairs sit on the porch overlooking the new pier. There are lots of hiking trails that I will explore on a further visit. My cell phone had excellent reception on the Island. The Harbor Express round trip price was $12. The boat was 45 minutes late to pick us up which did not bother me much, although one lady was becoming out of control abusive towards everybody she could find to listen. Most of us, I think, had a very nice excursion to Spectacle. It is bound to become more crowded and popular in the future. Some scheduling mistakes in the second week of service are bound to arise. I plan to return soon.


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