Last Sunday, we had to wake up earlier than usual on a weekend because we wanted to beat the crowd to Boston Harbor. H got intrigued by all the posters about the Tall Ships arriving in Boston, he decided it would be a great day for a weekend date.
Thus, we found ourselves following the crowd on a hot day to catch a glimpse of some of the ships participating in the “international Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, a 7,000-nautical-mile transatlantic race.”
We didn’t board the ships since we didn’t relish queuing under the sun. There were cruises being offered which would allow people to get close to the ships but they were pricey so we just viewed them from afar.
From the Harbor, we walked to the Union Oyster House, the oldest seafood restaurant in America. Since we were leaving Boston soon, we thought it was prudent to do most of the touristy things that could be done, one of them eating at the famous restaurant. We waited at the bar for 15 minutes and spent the time checking out some of the displays.
Finally, my name was called and we went up to the 2nd floor to our table. I was on the fence about eating oysters again after my Seattle experience but what the heck! I threw caution to the wind and ate two fat oysters while talking about The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.
A few steps away from the restaurant was the busy Faneuil Hall marketplace with shoppers, buskers, and day trippers all over the place. One busker had a great voice singing Billy Joel songs, he could have been Billy Joel when he was younger.