Facing a warm, sunny weekend, we considered taking a drive up or down the seacoast. Instead, we opted to stay local and take the #9 city bus on Saturday from Copley Square out to Castle Island in South Boston. We first explored the area last July (see second half of post), but I was recovering from throwing out my back and couldn't walk very far. This weekend I was more mobile, although battling some new back issues (not nearly as bad as last year, fortunately, and it felt great on Saturday). Last year we got off the bus and walked to City Point, the nearest shoreline, then made it halfway out the circular causeway around Pleasure Bay before turning back. And last year we never made it to Castle Island itself, with its massive Fort Independence. So we remedied that this trip out.
Castle Island is located very near Logan Airport in Boston, so you not only see the cargo containers and shipping hangars along the northern edge of Pleasure Bay, you can also watch jetliners banking directly overhead from their take-off. I'll actually be taking off there tomorrow to go visit my dad for a few days.
It was a very windy day, no doubt both challenging and rewarding for the two windsurfers we saw on Pleasure Bay as we circumnavigated the causeway that loops around the bay. The views back towards the city are spectacular. We ran into a friend of D's in the city later who said she loves to go out there at night around sunset. We hadn't thought of that, but it sounds like a great idea.
I've been terribly busy with work, but at least I'm caught up for now. I'll be taking my laptop to do some work while visiting my dad, but at least I won't have a huge amount to do. And my clients seem happy. With any luck these big initial pushes will pay off in smoother, more balanced workflow in the future.
You can see a few more photos from Saturday's trip to Castle Island here.