World’s End

Hello from Ireland! I am likely back to bed as this publishes. Or working. The one thing about consulting/owning your own company, is that taking time off is awkward. Or somewhat impossible. But one of the things I am most thankful this year is work, so I will not complain! Do you have a half day today? If you are traveling, be safe!

November has been kind to us so far. I find it really hard to believe that winter is coming, yet I am certainly not naïve enough to be hopeful. Knowing that soon enough, we will be surrounded by piles of miserable white, we spent Sunday on another Massachusetts day trip. World’s End in Hingham is a spectacular place to visit by boat; each summer weekend, literally dozens of boats line up, side-by-side for partying and swimming in the sun.

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It turns out, getting to World’s End by car and spending some time on dry land is just as spectacular. After paying $5 each to enter the grounds, we did some easy walking toward the highest point on the peninsula.

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There we got to see some fabulous views of the Boston skyline.

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The hike was fairly easy but did involve some steep uphills. My Boston Marathon training legs were very happy about it. Walking the entire peninsula took about an hour, with stopping to take some photos sprinkled throughout. World’s End has lots of benches overlooking the various vistas, and we saw several groups picnicking. We just kept moving, loving being outdoors and commented several times that it would have been a waste to spend the day inside doing work or chores.  In general, since my nana passed away and we were sick before and after, I haven’t exercised at all. It felt good to get a little sweaty and to get my heart rate up. I definitely tend toward seasonal blues, so I need to remind myself how much a little sunshine and movement does to cheer me up.

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It doesn’t have to be summer to take a jog on a rocky beach, after all. Being near the water is enough to turn my mood around.

Does being outside make you as deliriously happy as it makes me? How do you get your sunshine fix when it gets cold?

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I really want to visit World’s End sometime. I spent a lot of Sunday playing with my nephew outdoors – at the playground, flying a kite, and playing catch. It definitely felt good to be outdoors!

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  2. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I love learning about gorgeous natural spaces. I’d heard about World’s End, I really need to visit!

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  3. Megan’s avatar

    You had a gorgeous day! I love getting out on beautiful days… always makes me feel so much better.

    I have a half day today and Jeff has the day off so he drove me to work in the pouring rain. Made my whole day! :)

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  4. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Beautiful photos! Have a great time in Ireland!

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  5. Daisy’s avatar

    deliriously happy indeed!! this place is a beautiful spot. and I can’t wait for snow!!

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  6. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    It looks so temperate! Enjoy your trip and time with family!

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