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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod » Woods Hole October 10th 2011

FAREWELL TO EUROPE FOR NOW Koln was a city not to be missed. Originally founded by the Romans, it is one of the oldest towns in Germany. Koln has housed 12 Romanesque churches as well as the famous Gothic cathedral. We were fortunate to get the last MH site available at the Stellplatz on the Rhine in Koln and found the tram/underground station right across the street, so we were able to take a quick ride into Koln. As we emerged from the underground, as though by magic, there was the Dom immediately above us. Not only did we explore the Dom,but were able to find many buildings from the 'old town' with surprising historical stories. Whenever we're visiting cities with a lot to see, we take lunch, coffee, etc. and are able to soak up ... read more
Antwerp town hall
Antwerp train station
Cathedral of our Lady, choir stalls

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod » Woods Hole August 17th 2011

This morning I borrowed Mike's road bike and decided to explore the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 17km bike path along a disused railway which runs from Woods Hole to North Falmouth through some beautiful scenery. Unfortunately we couldn't get the seat to go down, so I just had to make do with stretching my legs a little bit with each pedal. This started out fine, but after 4hrs was getting a bit painful. In North Falmouth I decided to take a 5km detour off the path to Old Silver Beach. When I got there there were cars queuing for ages to get into the car park, so I very smugly cycled past. The beach was horribly crowded though, with barely enough room to sit, so after a quick Oreos ice cream I hopped back on my ... read more
The beach
Me looking good in lycra
Amazing bike path

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod » Woods Hole August 16th 2011

Most horrific day of travelling so far. Luckily one of Judith's housemates drove me to the train station, so that saved me a trek, but from there: Train to NY Penn station Walk to Megabus station Bus to Providence, RI Walk to Greyhound bus station Bus to Peter Pan Bus station Bus to Bourne, MA Bus to Woods Hole, Cape Cod I can safely say that American public transport is the worst I've ever been on! Also, all the bus stations were pretty shady. I soon realised in Providence that only the homeless people go indoors - everyone else sits outside in the rain. Anyway, I eventually reached Cape Cod and was met by my next host, Mike Bennet. Mike is a neuroscience professor who works partly at one of the marine institutes in Woods Hole, ... read more
View from the kitchen window in Woods Hole
Woods Hole

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cape Cod » Woods Hole September 19th 2009

We are here on the Cape, and what an adventure that was! We left yesterday morning, intending to drive leisurely down the coast, stop in Ipswich for a fried clam lunch, and yet be through Boston before the afternoon rush hour started. It was a beautiful day AGAIN yesterday, perfect for driving along the coast. We drove through Kennebunkport, and stopped at Ogunquit to walk a bit.....that's where we saw the beached whale, which was unfortunately dead. Beautiful beach, as you can see. Our timing for lunch was great; got to the Clam Box in Ipswich before the rush (yes, another place we read about). When I was here in 1964, my family and I ate fried clams in Ipswich, and since this place has been in business since 1935, it makes me wonder if it's ... read more
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