The Best of Cape Ann
Head about an hour north of Boston to take in the best of the seafaring towns of Cape Ann. Made famous by The Perfect Storm, you’ll find fresh seafood and a vibrant artist community, along with a lot of New England charm surrounded by the deep blue sea.

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Seize the Day, Seize the Seas

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In the musical piece, "The Creation" by Haydn, he has a piece that puts the creation of whales into a musical masterpiece. He puts the eeriness of the ocean, the movement of whales, and the impression we get from learning about whales into musical notes.

I was visiting my sister and her husband in Massachusetts, and they brought me whale watching; something I had never done before, but always wanted to experience. We drove to Gloucester and boarded the boat for our hour long journey into the open water. In the time we were on the boat, we saw many whales and found ourselves running from port side to starboard side to get another glimpse of these amazing creatures.

On the journey back to the city, we passed many other tour boats, fisherman, and people out on personal boats. We passed this boat, and I noticed a large number of seagulls following this boat. I had never seen anything like it before, and as I took a moment to admire the beauty of my surroundings, I snapped this photograph. The contrast between the color of the ocean, and the blue sky mesmerizes me.

I would suggest whale watching to any fellow traveler. They have whale watching in many different cities (across the pond as well) and is anything but a dull experience. It may not be skydiving or hiking up a mountain, but it is definitely an experience not easily forgotten. The scent of the ocean, the warmth of the beaming sun, and the opportunity to see a different species is truly amazing. Thank you Afar!

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