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April 21, 2014

Bourne, Part 3

President Grover Cleveland had a summer home in Bourne, called Gray Gables.  This is the train station which was moved to the grounds at Aptuxcet Trading Post in the 70s.

Aptuxcet Trading Post.  This was established in 1627 by the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony.

Trading Post.  Not open for the season yet.



This is a half-scale replica of a Revolutionary War era coastal sloop which is being restored.


Lots of turkeys on the Cape now!

This is down the street from the Trading Post, near the train bridge.



Looking across at Mass Maritime.

And over at my 'hood

I hung around here for awhile, in the hopes that a train would show up but it didn't. 


I really never get tired of shooting pictures of this bridge.

27 comments:

  1. Love these pics. I love just hanging out by the water. I feel more balanced and serene.

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    1. I love it too. Very lucky to live so close to so much of it.

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  2. JoJo thank you, it is really great to see these wonderful photos and get a delicious taste of the history that surrounds you.
    And yes that bridge is a regal beauty - love this particular angle of it.

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    1. Thanks! I never did appreciate the history the first time I lived here.

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  3. I love the little windmill. They moved the train station? I could be reading it wrong, migraine today. Great pictures. I love that turkeys are just chilling and walking around. It's like the ducks and geese in my neighborhood.

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    1. Yes, you read correctly, the station house was moved to this property. There is no Grey Gables train stop now though. We are overrun with turkeys around here. You can see 15 or more at a time in people's yards or in the middle of roads.

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    2. That's like the ducks in my neighborhood. They just hang out in the road. We have to wait for them to cross the street all the time!

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  4. Bourne is the place to visit for sure. Wish it were closer.

    Your photos are breathtaking.

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    1. Thanks! All the Cape towns are beautiful and unique in their own way. Well except for maybe Mashpee. lol

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  5. I'm really enjoying these photos of Bourne. Now I see why you wanted to get out to take these shots. This makes me want to visit Bourne.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. I think Sandwich is prettier but yeah it's really nice here for sure. I prefer living in Bourne too.

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  6. Lovely pictures of this picturesque place!! Loved the windmill best. ♥

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    1. Thanks! I will have to bop over there in summer and see if it spins when the place is open!

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  7. "A sunny place for shady people" I love it !

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    1. I'm not sure what that was...a private club or a restaurant, but I was getting dirty looks from the people inside for taking pictures of it.

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  8. That's a great bridge structure photo, very nice. I can't help liking architecture of buildings and bridge designs. Aptuxcet Trading Post has a Dutch flavor to it, the design isn't a common look. Those wild turkeys remind me of the chickens running around in Key West. Enjoyed this, JoJo.

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    1. Aptuxcet is an unusual design for this region, esp. when you see other buildings of that era, either ones that are original or replicas.

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  9. Great "virtual" tour of Bourne. Want to come visit! Love the rebuilding of the boat, and that shot of the train tracks is awesome!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    1. I think you'd like it here with all the water access. Maybe someday you can come out here!

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  10. You sure do live in a picturesque region! Lovely photos as always JoJo. Makes me want to visit.

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    1. I would love it if you came up here! So much to see. I love playing tourist.

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  11. I thoroughly appreciate being taken back in time by your photos, JoJo. It's amazing how much those small (even at half-scale) ships endured.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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    1. You should see how tiny the full-scale replica of the Mayflower is. Clearly people were much tinier in the 1600s. I can't even imagine making an ocean voyage in it.

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  12. Love seeing these signs as then we know Orleans on the Cape is less than an our to go!!!

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    1. Not sure when you are coming down here again....avoid the Sagamore Bridge at all costs. They have it down to one lane in each direction on weekdays. Traffic is backed up in both directions, all day long. Take the Bourne Bridge and Rte 6A.

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  13. "A Summer Place For Shady People" - I LOVE it! Love the pics of the train tracks too. Thanks for taking us along!

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  14. You are so lucky to live in a place full of history. Beautiful photos JoJo!

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