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Rachael Revere Park

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    • Day 128

      Walking the Waterfront and a Tea Party

      December 1, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      No brilliant sunshine does not equate to warm. Brilliant sunshine today and a bucket load of wind = quite chilly.
      However, who can resist a walk along the waterfront of any city when the sun is shining regardless of an icy wind. And the waterfront of Boston is beautiful.
      Our walk eventually led us to the Boston Tea Party Museum and bit of a tea party for us as well. In the tea rooms you are able to taste a variety of teas that would have been relatively common fare in the late 1700’s. One I tried was a smoked tea. I’d have to say that it would probably take an acquired taste. Didn’t mind it but it left a strong smokey after taste. Had to drink a bucketful fo green tea to drown the flavour!
      The Boston Tea Party was a political protest in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 1773. The demonstrators, some disguised as Native Americans, in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773, destroyed a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The British government weren’t impressed and were harsh in their retaliation. The protest escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history.
      From the waterfront we located the post office to send off a postcard back home. Glad to see that is not only our post offices back home that are frustrating. For one simple international postcard stamp I waited half an hour. Patience is a virtue!
      From there we swung up through Chinatown and a zig zag path back to North End.
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