February 23, 2019 – Duxbury Beach – Massachusetts

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I journeyed on three separate Adventures.  Our last Adventure for today was to Duxbury Beach.  Duxbury Beach is six miles long, and is considered a barrier beach.

We had a gorgeous Adventure to the Duxbury Beach.  I was immediately impressed with the exquisite view of the shore, and the scenic Powder Point Bridge.  The sun was glittering in the hazy sky, while the water was lovely in color.  We drove around, a bit confused by the parking but eventually found a spot that seemed to be available for those non-resident visitors.  Our journey started along the long Bridge.  Both Shadow and Wilma spent some time peering out the frame as we trotted along this spectacular bridge.  The water was glittering, and the beach flawless from afar.  Just this walk added cheer to our steps as we were headed to the BEACH!

Upon arrival we peaked at the different signs and information, lots of directions to choose from.  I was unclear about the rules for dogs, however saw numerous dogs enjoying the day.  We headed along one road for a bit before scooting over to the beach.  The beach was covered with flawlessly shaped rocks, vibrant in color and often round in shape.  There were shells scattered throughout, colorful grass, and soft sand.  We ventured into the water a bit, but since leashes were required it was not a full swim.  Shadow was a bit disappointed, but soon savored some sandy rolls, while Wilma partook in some chaotic digging in the sand.  A wonderful leisurely stroll quite satisfying for the spirit.  We eventually headed back and journeyed across the Bridge.  Definitely a place I hope to return in the future.  A special find on our Adventures today (Rating:  4).

 

February 23, 2019 – Myles Standish Monument State Reservation – Massachusetts

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I journeyed on three separate Adventures.  Our second one was to the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation in Duxbury, Massachusetts.  This Reservation is a state owned preserve which is highlighted by a monument of Myles Standish, a military leader of the Plymouth colony.  The monument was completed in 1898, is 116 feet tall, is made of granite, and has a statue of statue of Myles Standish at the very top.  The shaft is open in-season, providing stunning views of the local area.

We had a spectacular visit to the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation.  I had read about the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation several times and finally decided to schedule a visit.  The road to the Monument was closed so we parked near the gate, and wandered in.  We followed the winding road, lined with beautiful trees as we slowly walked uphill.  The voices of crows and seagulls combing to provide us some music along the way, as the sun streamed through the trees.

The Monument was a short walk from the gate.  Upon arrival I could not believe how massive size of the monument, towering high above.  We looped around before arriving arriving near the shaft, and then slowly weaved up the stairs.  We ambled around the Monument capturing it from all angles.  It was difficult to get a good view of the statue so high in the sky.  This Reservation was a nice surprise as I did not expect such a magnificent sculpture.  Shadow and Wilma played for a bit in the snow, appearing to be enthused themselves.  We spent a bit of time at the Monument before heading on to our next Adventure.  So glad we decided to stop at the Myles Standish Monument State Reservation (Rating:  4).