Living in Quincy, Massachusetts, we utilize our extreme proximity to water and hilly terrain to the fullest extent possible. The water part is obvious, the Atlantic, or at least Quincy Bay, Town River Bay and various coves are clear on any map. They are actually too close, so much so that I have to pay a surcharge on my home insurance!! The less obvious is how much of hilly terrain there is -- 7,000 acres stretching from Quincy to Dedham, a.k.a. The Blue Hills.
I hiked there yesterday, a standard practice for me on most non-blizzard Sunday morning/afternoon! The difference is that I did it with a group of strangers (though not strangers for long) through the Boston LinkUp website. It was a great group of people and a good time was had by me, and apparently all.
(R to L: Wayne, Jennifer, Deepak, Melinda,Me @Blue Hills)
(R to L: Wayne, Jennifer, Deepak, David, me, Blue Hills)
The planned hiking morphed into a hike --> lunch at Newcombe farms (an excellent suggestion by Jennifer) --> walk through Webb State Park --> hanging out on, and by, Wollaston Beach. All in all, a great day's work.
Photos above and below were provided by our Romanian friend- Melinda.
(RtoL Deepak, Chandreyee, Wayne, Melinda - Webb State Park)
(RtoL Wayne, me, Melinda, Deepak, - Wollaston)