We headed for Plymouth which is on the border of Cape Cod. Our first stop was at the 81 ft high granite memorial to the Pilgrim Fathers. It is the National Monument to the Forefathers, formerly known as the Pilgrim Monument.
The 4 seated figures are Morality, Law, Education and Liberty
The panels relate to the Mayflower Forefathers
Faith is on top with a head circumference of 13 ft.
We went into Plymouth town and saw the rock commemorating the landing. The area was packed with tourists, mostly American. Plymouth is where the Pilgrims set up a colony in 1620 and where New England was first established.
A replica of the Pilgrims ship, the Mayflower -
A Plymouth resident -
From Plymouth we went to Sandwich. Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod, named by the settlers after the town in Kent.
We went to the glass museum and had a demonstration of glass blowing. The museum had an extensive display of glass products
We went onto Chatham in Barnstable county, and had lunch in a busy pub, Chatham Squire
Note the red and white stick above the fire hydrant, so it can be found in the snow-
Onto Chatham lighthouse, situated near the elbow of the cape -
There are supposedly seals in the waters here, but we only saw birds -
Our last stop of the day was at the JFK memorial at Hyannis but it was rather uninteresting. There were lots of Canada geese there. These showed no signs of migrating, unlike those we saw around Ottawa -
© Liz Price