Plymouth Massachusetts on $20 a day
This is part of an 18 week, 7,532 mile, Vanabode road trip detailed in the
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Our earliest pioneers landed here on tiny ships, in rough seas, without proper ports or wharfs in place, uneducated by today’s standards, under financed, with few belongings, and in poor health. Some came with small children, and strong religious beliefs, and some with a bottle of rum and dark histories. But they managed to create a most powerful nation.
Above: Gorgeous old world style yachts line the marinas and bays here.
Plymouth showcases everything from a full sized Mayflower wooden ship
replica to a fully recreated village. Everything is located just a few
streets over from the original real life village and buildings.
The marinas are clean, busy, entertaining, free to tour, and easy to see from the hilltop streets. Big grassy lawns stretch out in every direction around the wharfs. Historical avenues provide shady areas beneath sixty-foot tall trees to picnic or rest. We share a really nice brunch for eleven dollars total at a crowded café popular with locals a block from the bay. The meal includes unlimited coffee, a large grilled blueberry scone, two scrambled eggs, and crispy hot potato chunks.
Above: There is quite a variety of interesting things to see here. A hand written sign posted on a brick wall in an alley full of pubs reads, “Do NOT piss here, this is your only warning!” This was just down the street from this beautiful Native American statuary.
Above: This stream runs through the Grist Mill and then through town and out to the ocean.
Above: This is THE Plymouth Rock (supposedly). We end the day people watching and walking along the piers and marinas. It’s almost exclusively snow white Caucasian’s here, which I find a little strange.
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