When my friend Kathryn was visiting me last fall we took a trip into Boston to visit some of the historic sights. We left the Old North Church and followed the red brick line of the Freedom Trail back towards Charlestown where our car was parked.
On our way back to the car we passed many fine examples of New England Architecture. This old duplex comes complete with a widow’s walk on top. The Widow’s Walk is so named for the wives of men who went to sea and never returned. The women would walk upon their rooftops searching the horizon with hope against hope that their sailors would come home one day.
When Kathryn came to visit me she got me to go outside my birding box and see a place that was right in my own backyard and I had never explored before. While I am comfortable exploring natural areas, I am a bit intimidated by the city. Kathryn gave me the courage and incentive to do something I would not have done by myself. We had such a good time and I would go back again. The Freedom Trail was fun and informative to follow and I would definitely take the water taxi again. My only advice: Allow yourself a bit more time. We did all of this in about 5 hours. You can read all the posts about our walk along The Freedom Trail by scrolling down or clicking on the links below.