The possibility of a hurricane was a major roadblock to some of our more adventurous plans this weekend. We went to polar caves instead which was quite a treat.
entrance of polar caves , which apparently have something to do with the polar bears
A giant chair, which I had a difficulty getting on to. One of the passerby who was generous to take this picture decided to lift me up and put me on the chair which gave us all some laughs
A short walk to the caves houses some wildlife native to the area:
And finally the caves. There are 9 caves in total which are all quite challenging and not for you if you are not in the best of your health, have week knees, or are pregnant. Some of the caves definitely need some squeezing into and aptly named lemon squeeze, orange crush and fatman’s misery. The lemon squeeze and the Devils turnpike were the most challenging caves but nothing an 8-year old cannot do and certainly a lot of fun!
All in all not a bad way to spend a clouded out Sunday afternoon!
I’ve been living in the USA for over five years now and it’s about time I visited this historical re-enactment of the pilgrims landing at the Cape on the Mayflower and settling in Plymouth. Plymouth Plantation constitutes three sites – the native american’s (Wampanoag) homesite, the pilgrim village and restored Mayflower – 2. Here are some snaps from the plantation as well as some awesome sites at Plymouth.
Plymouth Plantation Entrance
The native american homesite
Native American homesite – 2
The look out site at the Piligrim Village
Pilgrim village huts
Pilgrim sifting corn
A beautiful view at plymouth plantation. And a perfect place to have lunch.
Walking through the pretty town of plymouth
Walking through a tunnel
Something we saw at a local furniture store
A beautiful surprise! Serene Swans
A pilgrim woman tending to her farm
Be like a flower; and bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Not sure I like the art work outside the museum – large inflatable garden deity. Looks plain ugly to me, but I am not an expert.
The courtyard inside the museum
engraved pillars around the courtyard
Statue in the courtyard
The view of entire courtyard
Engraved artwork around the courtyard walls
Engraved artwork around the courtyard walls – 2
Out in the museum lawns – never miss the art around you in the nature. No tickets needed 🙂
Invisible garden flowers. Not too appealing to me.
Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is one of the most eclectic museums I ever visited. The museum displays gardner’s collection of art from ancient rome, the renaissance period and asia (mainly tapestries) among others. Don’t miss the Rembrandt’s self portrait and Titan’s ‘The Rape of Europa’ if you visit. Unfortunately the museum does not allow photography except for in the gardens and courtyards. A wholesome collection and definitely worth a visit or two.