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Day 6 - Providence, RI to Nantasket Beach, MA (via the part of Cape Cod we could be bothered to do)

Have to say by this point I've been deeply unimpressed with the USA, mostly because of the miles we had to do on the Interstate, but the bottom end on Cape Cod didn't grab us either, so we didn't bother with he rest and headed for Boston, stopping short and staying on Nantasket Beach, a spit sticking out into the bay. I don't know if the spit has a name beyond the amusing 'Hull' - it's UK twin couldn't be more different, except the greyness.

It was hardly beach weather though, it tipped down!



Outside the hotel: It's grim up North:



Some houses:



Some houses closer up:



There was car show apparently:




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Have to say by this point I've been deeply unimpressed with the USA, mostly because of the miles we had to do on the Interstate

That's very true, you have to get off the Interstates to actually see what the US looks like. IMO the freeways are only for getting rapidly around, never for actually enjoying the view.

And the destinations never really lived up to their billings either. Unfortunately, we had to take the fast roads or we'll never get back to Canada. However, things have improved since we hit Vermont.

The problem I have with the U.S. is that there's too damn much of it. There's plenty of great towns and cities and interesting sights but in-between there's a whole lot of nothin' and it takes forever to get anywhere. See why I envy more compact countries like England?

I'm sure the rain is icky, but be glad you aren't down South in the middle of our scorching heatwave. It's miserable.

Ah but England is so bloody crowded, you can never really get away from people, even for a minute.

It's not exactly cool here in Vermont, it's very sticky.

There was car show apparently

YOU FELL INTO GREASE!!

Boo that it's not all living up to expectations. And hee, Hull...

Did I? My WORST nightmare. Arrgghh!

Things are picking up.

You'll come back with a perm. *nods*

\o/

Did I? My WORST nightmare. Arrgghh!

Things are picking up.

Miserable weather has an impact wherever you are. The US is huge and has some amazing and fascinating places, but few are actually on the freeway. Imagine if all you saw of England was the M25.

Hope things continue to pick up and you're walking OK very soon.

My ankle's fine now. I got that we wouldn't see much, but then the destinations weren't thilling us either. Now we're out in some nice countryside, it's been much better.

Dunno. If it had stayed as hot as Canada, I'd have wilted sooner.

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