“Four foot waves and rough seas.” That’s what I read on a sign at the Provincetown Fast Ferry ticket booth in Boston’s Seaport District.
The warning did not deter me as I grabbed my ticket and raced to the boat in the rain.
The 90-minute ferry ride on turbulent seas left many fellow passengers looking ashen. Some fled to the head with upset stomachs.
Our captain advised us to remain seated due to the extreme up and down motion of the boat. As a safety precaution, no one was permitted on the deck.
Usually, it is a delightful ferry ride from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod. This trip, I felt quite unsettled until we arrived at our destination. Thank goodness, the rain stopped and sun eventually came out.
P-town, as Provincetown is referred to by tourists, is a gorgeous locale full of art galleries, shops, great restaurants, bike trails, and beautiful beaches.
There is so much to see including a public library with a large boat on the second floor, the granite Pilgrim Monument standing some 252 feet tall, the historical Provincetown Museum and the Provincetown Art Museum.
Suzanne’s Garden – a small public garden on the quieter Historic East side of Provincetown on Commercial Street – was the perfect place to sit and eat my packed lunch. Butterflies circled me and wild flowers were still blooming.
It was too cold to swim, so I viewed the latest exhibits at the Provincetown Art Museum and walked along the picturesque, narrow streets admiring the manicured Cape Cod homes and gardens.
Then, I buried my feet in the warm sand and walked back along the beach to the dock.
Indeed, a lovely day trip and a smoother ferry ride back to Boston.
The only Origami design I thought of folding for this blog entry was a Pagoda.
I suppose the shape of the Pilgrim Monument influenced the modular model selection.
The diagram is found on a website and requires multiple folded squares.
Each square is folded then slid one on top of the other to form the Pagoda.