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Salem

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  • Day5

    Salem

    August 21, 2017 in the United States

    The ferry over to Salem from Boston takes about an hour and it was a good crossing, leaving Boston Harbour gave us some beautiful views of the Boston skyline. The crossing wasn't too choppy but had taken travel sickness just incase.... once the speed kicked up it did get cold though, wind swept hair etc.

    Once we got to Salem we jumped on the Hop On, Hop Off trolley that takes you around the village, we had an hilarious driver and guide, they had some really good banter. The first place we got off was the House of The 7 Gables to do the guided tour. Now I've never read the book so didn't know a lot about it but it was very interesting. We had a tour of the house and Captain Hawthorne's house too.

    Now there has been a lot mentioned since I got here about an Eclipse happening today which just so happened to include Boston, a once a hundred years opportunity. Anyone who knows me well my will know I love anything to do with space etc. As a surprise my friend had previously provided us with the Eclipse glasses so we stood outside after the tour in the gardens by the waters edge and watched. Now because of where we were it wasn't a full eclipse and didn't go dark etc but it was still pretty cool.

    We got back on the Salem trolley tour and stayed on and did the full loop while they pointed out interesting things ,we didn't have the same driver/guide combo so not quite as good but informative, included the guy who invented Monopoly lived on Salem and Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call from there to The Boston Globe newspaper! We got off and had food at a seafood restaurant overlooking the water, food was really good and all the staff had quirky t-shirts on, 'want to see my mussels?' We walked back to the ferry port via the ice cream shop, obviously it would of been rude not to, I had M&M and chocolate flavour, yum.

    While waiting for the ferry, the last one of the day at 7pm, we chatted to 2 Irish girls who were also visiting Boston from Dublin but had done a lot of travelling to. The ferry back we sat inside due to the cold winds but the doors were open, the sun was setting and I managed to get some gorgeous photos again of the Boston skyline as we came back into port.

    We walked back through the shopping/market area, it was quite busy with people eating and drinking, a good atmosphere, before we got a taxi back to the hotel. We had a sit in the drinks area, look around the gift shop before heading up to our rooms. Ironically I managed to catch an episode of Mom that I'd missed at home from the most recent series, it's a US comedy show, which was great. The ITV Hub at home really is rubbish!

    Anyway it's been a long day but lots seen, let's see what tomorrow brings...

    Love & hugs
    x
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  • Day4

    The witches of Salem

    October 2, 2017 in the United States

    Salem is famous for the witches trials in 1692, where 200 were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 were hung. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted.

    Today from Oct to November Salem is turned into a town dedicated to Halloween. All the shops are dressed with skeletons, witches etc.. and the locals take the opportunity to make some money by putting on candlelit ghost walks.Read more

  • Day21

    Stop off at Salem

    August 15, 2016 in the United States

    Breakfast in Cambridge this morning to take a peek around Harvard...not quite as impressive as we expected however Cambridge Common was brilliant with monuments to Washington and Lincoln. Popped up to see the Saugus Iron Works and Salem Witch Trials Memorial but happened upon the Salem Maritime and Salem Armory National Parks Sites. Off to Plymouth Rock and Cape Cod next.

  • Day47

    Salem

    September 19, 2015 in the United States

    Since I walked about 25 miles the past two days, I decided I wanted to take it easy today. I took the car and started to explore. I thought I would find a tour for the Harvard area, but no such luck. I drive around the Cambridge area for a while and then headed out to Salem. I know my view of the city is very skewed because there was just so much traffic. I was driving about a mile every ten minutes. Not fun at all. When I was getting ready to leave I checked to see if I could do the walking tour of Beacon Hill, but they were all booked. That's a tour I would like to come back and do sometime.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Salem, Сейлъм, سیلم، ماساچوست, セイラム, Салем, 세일럼, सेलम, 01970, Сејлем, 塞勒姆

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