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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A THURSDAY ROADTRIP TO WORLD'S END

The temperature today was a very unAutumn-like 76 so I went out to
enjoy the weather. After all, this is New England.; we're not likely to see
this warm a day again until next April! So I headed out in Ping the
Wonder Car down Rte 123 through Norwell, then up Rte 3A to
Hingham to World's End. World's End is a land preserve that has
winding paths designed by Frederick Olmstead. After World War II
it was among the locations considered for the location of the United
Nations. Well, we know how that turned out. Back in my younger days
I used to bring my kid brother out there to hike around the four hills
and enjoy the scenery. It's been awhile since the last time I'd been
there (so long in fact that I missed the turnoff for it twice) so that's
where I went today with my camera

As I said, the park consists of four hills, drumlins caused and left behind
by glaciers in the Ice Age. The eastern side looks out towards the town
of Hull and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, while the western faces Hingham
Harbor and the Boston skyline. Admission is $5.00 but the parking is free.
Quite a few other folks had the same idea as I and there were hikers,
joggers, and dog-walkers out enjoying the day and the view.









There was quite a stiff wind today, the remnants of the storms that had
swept through the Midwest yesterday. You can hear it in the video I took:

video

I spent an hour and a half walking about and taking pictures, although I
didn't go out to the furthest drumlin, which is actually named World's End.
It was nearly 3pm and I know how bad the traffic gets in the area in the
late afternoon. I left for home, driving back home on Rte 228 through
Hingham past houses built the 1700's. A short stop for some groceries
and I was home by 4:30pm.

All in all, a nice afternoon, and I plan to return to World's End again
soon.

4 comments:

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Great photos! I was out and about the past few weeks enjoying the foliage but got very few shots of the gorgeous colors. So glad you posted some.

Life Goes On said...

What beautiful photos.

Michelle Goodrum said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your autum photos out at Worlds End.

Michelle Goodrum said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your autum photos out at Worlds End.