Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Gloucester Harborwalk in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Harborwalk is a walkway and walking tour along Gloucester’s waterfront and historic district. The Harborwalk is a 1.2 mile path that has an additional 1.6 miles of an “extended walk”. It follows 42 granite “Story Posts”, and has an option for “smart phone” informational connections at the marked “postcard” locations.
We had a foggy Adventure to the Gloucester Harborwalk, on an unusually warm December day. Although we have been to Gloucester numerous times this was the first time we followed the official Harborwalk (and extended walks) throughout the town. We were pleased to find free parking and began our walk along the waterfront. I loved seeing the scenic boats, and numerous lobster traps, a genuine coastal experience. The path followed the water, weaved in and out of various areas, and often followed the main roads, passing local shops, restaurants and landmarks. It was a bit challenging to stay on track as I continually had to pull out my phone to view the online map, which was not largely detailed. Throughout our Adventure I enjoyed watching Shadow and Wilma take in the new smells, they almost look like tourists at some points staring off into the water to experience the sounds and sights. Surprisingly Wilma seemed a bit uneasy at some of the coastal smells, even though we have had many previous coastal Adventures.
My favorite parts included: the famous Gloucester’s Fisherman Memorial, the coastal sites, walking adjacent to the water, and the holiday decorations throughout the town. Along our travels we located someone decorating a Christmas tree with buoys, just perfect! I loved seeing lights on the trees, the holiday wreaths, and other various decorations in sight. One of my favorite photographs was one of Wilma peering at the statue of Fitz Henry Lane statue, quite humorous. If I only knew what goes through her curious, little mind. Overall I did not find the Harborwalk too interesting, but of course we enjoyed a long, often fast-paced walk, and another new Adventure. Just as I often say “Don’t let the rain stop you”! (Rating: 3).