Gloucester and the beautiful Hammond Castle
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Today we decided we wanted to head north towards Gloucester for some whale watching. I was very excited because I have always wanted to go on a whale watching tour. We also decided that we wanted to see Hammond Castle because it looked pretty cool on the website and we are castle fanatics. So we set out and got about 10 minutes into the trip when...yes you guessed it standstill traffic on every Mass roadway we were on. At this point in the trip we just busted out laughing because it had actually become commical the amount of traffic and it doesn't seem to matter what time of the day or what day of the week. I reiterate that if I lived in this area I would DEFINITELY be in jail for road rage. lol.
We got to Hammond Castle a little before it opened and walked around the grounds before we even went inside.
After we left Hammond we headed into Gloucester to book our whale watching tour. Now it had been overcast all day and had been spitting here and there but nothing like it had been and I had layers on so I was ready. Of course as my luck would have it the whatle watching tours were all cancelled for the day because there were 7 foot swells on the ocean. I must have looked devastated or pissed becuase the bearer of bad news, stated that she had just got a call from a fishing boat that was coming home early becasue the seas were so bad.
Since we had more time than we thought thanks to the stupid swelling seas, we headed up to Halibut Point State Park to have a look around. Of course by this time it was pretty much raining steady, but we were not about to have the weather ruin anything else we wanted to see so we got out and spent the next 2-3 hours hiking around the point....in the rain. I loved it, another beautiful place with really cool trails and things for me to climb down, over and up.
Then we headed back to Milford and I packed the rest of my things and got prepared for the 13 hour ride home the next morning.