Monday, August 27, 2012

Short road trip. South Boston. Castle Island. Not really an island. Beautiful day. New camera. Some problems. Very long title. Wait, the phone is ringing.

Looking towards downtown from the southern portion of Boston Harbor.

The pictures above and below were taken last Monday (Aug.20) with my new camera. It's much more complicated than my other camera. There is something to be said for a plain point and shoot camera. This SLR camera is larger and comes in what amounts to an overnight bag.

It was a beautiful day so my buddy and I took a quick road trip to a part of Boston I had never been to. South Boston. Specifically Castle Island. It really isn't an island anymore because it connected by two causeways (that's what they call em'), one that you can drive and one you can walk. In pre-revolutionary Boston the British used this Island to protect the colony on the south side of the harbor. Later on the Americans built a fort. Fort Independence.

The whole area is a mish mash of walking paths, plenty of benches, beaches, fishing, historic site, playgrounds and Sullivan's. A walk up food stand that's been there in one form or another for 60 years. Burgers, fish dinners, chicken. Not bad. Further up the harbor is the airport. The planes come by pretty low. This place is a nice little secret to someone who lives north of Boston. The locals have a little gem on there hands. Approaching the "island" you drive by all these well kept triple decker homes with an ocean view. Not Miami Beach but pretty nice.
Not all the photos would upload here or my photo albums on windows live. I'm not sure why yet though I suspect some might be too large. But I really don't know.

The weather has been wonderful and everything else has been business as usual. Another few weeks I'll be able to take a vacation. I am looking forward to some time off. Things have become a blur lately. Nothing really bad just busy. Time to stop. It puts me in mind of a line from a John Lennon song, "Life is what happens while your busy making other plans." Now I will relax a bit and play a computer game where I aim to take over the world.

I'm outta here.  


  1. It really sounds like a place I would like to visit. I'm not much in to visiting the glittery places, but love old historic sites. M

    My husband has had his big camera for a few years now and I still don't think he has everything figured out.

  2. It sounds like a great trip and if I ever win the lotto I just might visit there. The photos are all very good.
    Have fun with your new camera!
    I hope your leg has healed. Do take care of yourself Bro.

    Big Sis

    Please take off the word verification. I am on my 5th try to publish my comment.

  3. You sure do live in an historically rich area. I know you know that and I have said it too many times but sure are fortunate with all you have and the beauty of it as well.

    PS Would you consider getting rid of the word identification feature? It is very hard to decipher and usually takes 3 or 4 tries to get the comment published. Thanks my friend...if you do or don't.

  4. I love the pictures I hope all ways the new picture.

  5. Wonderful to have all this close by Paul, enjoyed your post.
    Enjoy your lovely weather and wish you all the best.