Saturday, August 4, 2018

4th Cliff and Heritage Days in Scituate

We've been at 4th Cliff military campground for a few days.  We are about 1/2 way between Boston and Plymouth.
It's a great location.   We've taken a couple of day trips into Boston/Quincy and another down to Plymouth and Hyannis Port (Barnstable) on Cape Cod.

This is a return trip for us to Fourth Cliff.  Our family, along with Kirk and Susan and their two kids, camped here in tents.  It literally is on a cliff overlooking the ocean.  I remember having the best time here with them.  We walked along the beach and bought some lobsters which we cooked in a large pot for dinner.
I remember waking up and looking out of the front of our tent and watching the sun come up.  Something like this.

For some reason, I don't remember the marsh and river behind us that is also very beautiful.
The compound has a number of new cottages that are full.  It has 16 RV sights but has lost a few because of erosion.  The tip of the loop fell into the ocean last year during a storm.  We wandered over to the beach at low tide and walked around to see the damage.

The next day we took the car into the city for a day trip.  On the return, we stopped at the little village (Humarock) near our campground and peaked inside this warehouse, hoping to find some seafood.
It looked like a wholesale commercial seafood market, but we found it also sells retail.
 We opted for two lobster after we found out they would steam them for $5.  It was money well spent.
The big tanks hold almost 25,000 lobster in their busy season we were told.  Wow.

The closest town to us is Scituate (SITCH-yoo-it).  We stopped on the way back from Quincy to pick up a few things at the grocery store and we heard the town was having "Heritage Days" on the weekend.  It started on Friday night with some bands playing and "luminaria"/lights around the Scituate coastline.  

We ventured in on Saturday to see the booths and happenings.  They had the downtown area closed off so we parked in a large church parking lot a couple of blocks away.   
We found the booths and slowly made our way along some. 
The first one that really caught our interest was "Woodmont Circles".  We stopped and chatted with the vendor who was really nice.  
Lindsey does all the woodcutting and design work.  A lot of great looking offerings.  She told us all about their vacation out to Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks a couple of weeks ago.

Lots of booths

Before we left, we stopped at a booth were a candidate was running for State Representative.  He had a whole group of volunteers manning the booth and passing out cold bottles of water.
It was fun talking to these two high schoolers.

We saw all we wanted to and left after about an hour.
On the way back to our car, we saw the sign that indicated the name "Scituate" means "cold brook".  It was founded in 1636.
We love checking out small towns (18,000 pop.) in America!

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

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