Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The Plymouth Harbor downtown sunset and high tide. As "America's Hometown," Plymouth attracts a high number of tourists during the summer months. The locals are also out and about enjoying the good weather, beaches, and other water activities.

The slips are full and the harbor is bustling on a typical summer weekend. 

This family team demonstrated well-practiced roles in getting their boat ready to launch.

The dingy dock in the foreground hosts boats for short excursions from anchor in the harbor. The tents in the background are part of a weekend festival.

Another dingy dock in the shadow of the Mayflower II, this is a full-scale reproduction of the original vessel that brought the pilgrims from England to Cape Cod and Plymouth almost 400 years ago. This replica ship was constructed in Devon, England and crossed the Atlantic in 1957 to its new home.

Plymouth has its own paddle-wheeler, the Pilgrim Belle.

A sign of summer - kids and dads at the ice cream window. I once knew a man who operated an ice cream shop four months of the year from June through September. It was right outside the entrance to one of our popular national parks. The other eight months he vacationed on a beach in Mexico. Interesting business model.

Looks like a police magnet to me.

This is how we residents dress in Plymouth when we have to go into town.

This antique was parked along the waterfront. I think it's a 1967 VW bug but I couldn't find the owner to confirm. (My first car was a well used 1966 VW bug).

The Pilgrim Belle at night.

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