time we flew to Boston where we stayed for a few days, then drove
down to Cape Cod for a family wedding.
Boston was lovely, apart from the humidity on the first day. The
hotel was on the waterfront and right opposite Fauniel Market. Alex
had his 20th birthday the day after we arrived, which prompted a
lobster supper at Legal Seafood. The next day we took the trolley
bus ride round the city and learned a lot about its history and
people. We also managed to squeeze in some shopping at one of the
Hole, Cape Cod
wedding of the year. Well, actually it was our only wedding of the
year, but it was still definitely the wedding of the year.
met Andrea's wonderful family and their friends. We were treated
to the most amazing three day long wedding celebrations. We spent
time at an idyllic beach house. We even went Whale watching and
did a bit of sport fishing to boot. My greatest thanks goes to Ed
who so casually put up with over 200 people tramping round the beach
house and drinking and eating everything in sight.
night Clam Bake
It started with a Clam Bake on their private beach the night before
the wedding. The groom was looking slightly peaky from the exertions
of the previous night. The bride acted calmly but was obviously
nervous about the big day ahead.
She need not have worried. The Wedding day was beautiful. The bride
looked gorgeous in an ivory coloured ruched tube dress with a magnificent
headdress of antique lace that had been her mothers. The groom was
handsome in his family tartan. The service was very informal and
went without any hitches. All the bridesmaids and groomsmen looked
wonderful. The groom's brother stirred our hearts with some excellent
bagpipe music, and then we went on to the beach house for speeches,
dinner and dancing until the last bus ferried us back to our beds
well after midnight.
The next morning we were ferried back to the beach house for a brunch
and to see the married couple leave to start their lives together
with a weeks honeymoon in Hawaii.
The day after that, a large group of us trooped off to get on a
boat to go Whale Watching. I wasn't really sure what to expect,
but during 2 1/2 hours we saw about 30 Humpbacked Whales all around
us. They were quite oblivious to us and just went on bubble fishing
and swimming around sometimes right next to the boat.
Neil & Ollie managed to secure some places on a Sport Fishing
boat for our last day in Cape Cod, so after breakfast in a genuine
American Diner, we got onto a 30ft boat and motored out to a sandbank
to catch "Blue Fish". The fishing was good, with all three
rods on action at once and over 30 fishes were landed. We took eight
fillets home and barbequed them for the family at the beach house.
taken over 600 pictures, I can only post a few of my favourites
here. They really don't do justice to what will be remembered as
the most amazing holiday of our lives.
to everyone who was involved in the organisation of the wedding
especially my sister,Tas, who had to help outwhile being over 3,000
miles away from the action. Penny, Alex and I are all looking forward
to renewing the friendships we so rapidly formed during the few
days we had in Cape Cod. Now we are going to sit back, plug in the
Ipod and listen to some of The Tubes classics. :)