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Actually, it was an accident :lol:
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:lol:

Here are some pics from this morning's sojourn to Chickatawbut:

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The view of Boston from the overlook.

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The stairs that go up the hill past the picnic ground to the tower (and the beginnings of the trails).

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The tower itself, now mostly clean of graffiti, but still not accessible, for reasons known only to Rapunzel.

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And a couple of birdies up in a tree.
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That's on odd tower. Looks almost medieval. :templar: I can't find any info why it is closed.
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^ Great pics, RJ. I agree with Lupy about the medievalish look of the tower.
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Thanks, guys. I can't find any info on why it's closed either. At this point, I'm assuming it's unsafe, because it's very similar to that other tower on Great Blue Hill, except it's lacking the part with the fireplace (although there is a separate covered structure nearby). If that's the case, there's nothing inside except a circular staircase, so perhaps it has crumbled with age or something.
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So today I stopped by a different area of the Blue Hills, the old Quincy Quarries. Most of them are filled in, but there are still at least three that are still there and flooded. I posted pictures of one of them before, but I previously couldn't locate the other two.

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This is the biggest one, and all filled in as you can see. Unfortunately it is totally covered with graffiti, otherwise it would make for a very cool movie shooting location. I got this view from a very high ridge, and the view from the other side....

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...is one of the other flooded quarries. Well, no wonder I couldn't find a path. There aren't any. :lol:
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Paths are overrated.

I kind of like the graffiti in the first quarry.
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I love how there are no people around. Very nice. It looks very peaceful.
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Lupine wrote:
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Paths are overrated.
Not when there are ticks about. :lol:
I kind of like the graffiti in the first quarry.
I'm not a big fan of graffiti in a natural setting. Although I suppose one could argue that an abandoned quarry is not entirely natural.
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I love how there are no people around. Very nice. It looks very peaceful.
The only other person I saw was a parks employee tidying up the trash barrels in the parking lot. There was another car there, but I never saw or encountered the owner.
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So first I went back up to the Chickatawbut Tower to see if I could get a good view of the lightning.

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But the view turned out to be a little too good. So then I went down to the trail behind Caddy Park and had a nice walk in the fog:

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This guy looked pretty relaxed too:

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Good God! How did you do that??
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This is quite lovely, and eerie. The perfect place for a grisly murder, I'd say.
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Good God! How did you do that??
:lol: Experimenting with a nice little app I found. I'll be using it in future projects.
This is quite lovely, and eerie. The perfect place for a grisly murder, I'd say.
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those chick pics look cool.
here are some of mine ffrom today
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^Cool that HG Wells worked there. :yes:
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The giant owl is kind of scary. :lol:
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apparently HG Wells : attended grammar school in midhurst, lodged over a sweet shop in midhurst AND this plaque refferred to where he worked. so he sounds like a local guy
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Madeliaette wrote:
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those chick pics look cool.
here are some of mine ffrom today
That's cool. HG Wells is your neighbor, kinda. The stocks and pillory for people to be humiliated and pelted with fruit sounds like an ancient version of Twitter. Is that last pic an abandoned farm? I'd like to sneak in there and photograph the whole place.
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The giant owl is kind of scary. :lol:
Yeah, I'm not sure what's going on there, but I'm not going back with HP less than 200. :lol:
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apparently HG Wells : attended grammar school in midhurst, lodged over a sweet shop in midhurst AND this plaque refferred to where he worked. so he sounds like a local guy
I wonder if there are more plaques.

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^ :lol:
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And here we have... Jim Morrison and his biggest fan:

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My aunt has some pics online (which includes Morrison) you should tell her about.
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These pics are legendary :lol: :guffaw:

I hope Sue was happy with her Jim :lol:

And Lupy, I'm still astounded and amazed that your Aunt knew Jim Morrison :eek:
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Finally - The Cranes:


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^Cool! Wish we'd get them here.
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^^ Great pic of Frasier Crane! :lol:

Here's a pic of my grand-cat, Mar-Mar.
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the cranes look a cross between a pelican and a heron
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Lupine wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:20 pm
My aunt has some pics online (which includes Morrison) you should tell her about.
Oh, yeahhh. I'll send her that link right now. The thing is, my Niece gave her a gift certificate for an isolation tank experience, so she may have ascended to a higher plane by now.
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I hope Sue was happy with her Jim :lol:
Somewhat disturbingly happy, yes. :lol:
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Finally - The Cranes:
They are so cool. The only similar creature we have here are the turkeys. Do the cranes run away from you when you try to get near them?
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^^ Great pic of Frasier Crane! :lol:
Kind of obnoxious of him to stand right in front of Ichabod like that, though. :no:
Here's a pic of my grand-cat, Mar-Mar.
This is your daughter's cat? Do they travel together?
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the cranes look a cross between a pelican and a heron
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