Two weekends ago we hopped in the car and headed north for the day. Taking day trips, exploring different towns and in general soaking up all of the New England charm that comes with living here in the fall is probably my favorite thing. I had been wanting to go to Deer Island for a while, because of the awesome view you get of the Boston skyline from it.
It's a strange place. At once an island, it is now connected to the mainland due to beach erosion from a hurricane back in the late 1930's. There is a walking path that takes you along the perimeter of the island. On one side you get a sweeping view of the Boston Harbor Islands and the Boston skyline. On the other side you can see up the north shore coast and out in to the Atlantic. In the middle is dense plant life. And at the tip of the island: a water treatment plant. It's a weird juxtaposition of the natural and industrial, but nevertheless it was a neat place to walk around for a few hours.
The whole time we were there, there were planes taking off and landing every few minutes. Flying in to Logan is actually one of the prettiest landings I've ever witnessed when coming in to an urban airport. We've typically come in over the north shore and there are colorful houses, lighthouses and you can see the clear curve of the coastline. Finally being able to stand on the ground that we always stare at out the small airplane windows was pretty cool.
And thanks to Dean, for never saying no to getting in the car and driving and putting up with being in front of the camera.