Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 17, 2014

When You Have to 'Plan B' It

I'd gotten myself so jazzed to go up to Boston that I kinda spur of the moment decided on a Saturday to make the trip on the Monday.  Unfortunately, the weather forecast didn't cooperate at all.  While it was going to be warm enough to wear shorts, it was also going to be pretty cloudy with just a few short sun breaks.  Plus, the day before I was at my mom's bailing water out of her broken washing machine, using a small saucepan and then a coffee cup down at the bottom.  The damn machine was nearly full too.  When I got up at 6:30 on Monday morning, my back and right elbow (the one I fell on a few weeks ago) were screaming.  Since I wanted to make the 7:55 bus, I had to make a quick executive decision to bag it.  I just knew I was gonna regret not waiting for a guaranteed nice day, esp. with the packed itinerary I had outlined. The other sign that I should not be so hasty with the trip is that the Mapparium at the Christian Science Building isn't open on Mondays, and I really wanted to see that again too.

So I did a few crafts in the morning and by 12:00, the sun was forcing it's way out at my house.  I decided to go take some pics in Bourne.  I probably should have waited till the trees were more in bloom but what the heck.  

Bourne was originally part of Sandwich, but was incorporated in 1884, and is named after Jonathan Bourne.  It's divided by the Canal, which means that I live in the part that is still on the mainland. Whether or not Buzzards Bay and Sagamore Beach are part of Cape Cod has been hotly debated. Those on the other side say no, but we say yes.  For one, we're still in Barnstable County, which is all of the Cape. For another, the Cape is considered a peninsula, even though it technically has water on all sides like an island.  The man-made Canal is what made it into an island, therefore it's not OUR fault that they decided to bisect the town with a giant shipping lane.  But I digress.  Here's Part 1 of my adventure.  This an aerial view of where I was shooting pics, which would be the bit of land in the bottom right corner under the Canal (between Sandwich road and the water), and between the 2 bridges.  I live in the top right corner above the Canal.


I started near the rotary on my side, before crossing the bridge.  Good to know I have a place to take my pet giraffe.  


Sandy's is a restaurant.  I have not been to it.

Now we're across the bridge on the Cape side of  Bourne.  This is the public library.


I am assuming that's a non-working sundial.


Bourne Historical Society

The sign says, 'Alonso Booth Blacksmith'.


Around back of the blacksmith shop.

Reflection in the window.




'Alan Green Carriage House'


There are lots of creepy houses around this area.


Spring's trying hard to come out!

Post office





26 comments:

  1. Hi Jojo! Your walk was deifnitely worth of doing it :) I liked the city's old buildings, and kind of steam-punkish sun dials and a rusty stand pipe (is this it?).
    The city has its own spirit. I would like so much to visit America some day!

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    1. Thanks!!! I do hope you can someday come over here and see our great country!

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  2. Despite living right by Bourne almost my whole life, I've never really explored. Some nice sites!

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    1. I never explored here the first time I lived on the Cape. I guess you just take your home area for granted.

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  3. Bourne is looking rather picture worthy, and I'm impressed with the vivid window reflection, JoJo. That post office reminds me of one about 20 miles from here. Thanks for the lovely tour.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Thanks! I think this post office may be the only one like it around here. Most of them are in buildings that are way more modern, and by modern I mean 40-50 years old.

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  4. I kinda think you have to have the dial to make the sun dial work. Just a guess. =) Thank goodness you found the giraffe vet. I was considering getting one but wasn't sure if I could find a vet to care for her. Whew! Beautiful pictures, JoJo!

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    1. I was wondering if that sundial would work with the dial attached. And yes it is handy to have a giraffe vet so close to my house!! :D

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  5. What a great tour. Including the blacksmith shop felt like stepping back in a history. I love visiting places like that. And the carriage house didn't look like I was expecting. Of course, there were nice large doors for a carriage to pass through.... so I am not sure what I visualized.

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    1. Stay tuned....there are a couple more posts of Bourne pics!

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  6. Imagine living in one of those houses,would you sleep with one eye opened? I would love to visit that part of America one day.

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    1. I find those house incredibly creepy.....I wouldn't want to live in one.

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  7. Thanks for the tour, JoJo! A 'B' plan is good to have for a lot of things.

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    1. Thank! Yes, I do try to have a Plan B stashed away for alternate planning purposes!

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  8. What a great trip. Thanks for sharing it with me--I mean us.

    I want a boat in my yard like the one at that restaurant.

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    1. Thanks! Lots of people have smaller boats in their yards for flower purposes. I am a fan of the buoy look myself.

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  9. Great photos and some wonderful old, historic buildings. I love the photo of the creative window box, it's perfect for folks (like me) who don't have a green thumb. :D

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    1. Thanks! I loved that window box too. I have a brown thumb for sure; I would do a window box with fake plants.

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  10. You ended up with some great pictures! ♥

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  11. Nice tour of Bourne. A lot of history to be seen there. I like the "creepy" house. I wouldn't mind living in a house like that if it were all fixed up and in good condition. My wife wouldn't stand for it though. She doesn't like old houses.

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

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    1. Thanks!!! Old houses are a pain in the butt, that's for sure!

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  12. Wow, so much cool architecture. The old buildings are inspiring. I love the library, and not just because I love books. The building is pretty cool, and has so many great details.
    Great collection of photos as always JoJo!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  13. I want that giraffe!

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    1. Where would you keep it?! lol

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