Today we visited World’s End in Hingham. Our first visit, but I’m sure not our last. Such a beautiful place!
It was a chilly October day though and very, very windy even inland. We’re still in the tail end of a Nor’Easter that hit this week bringing very fall-like weather.
Out on the peninsula the winds were strong and of course we hiked up to the highest point in the park where there was a beautiful view of the Boston sky line and lovely views out over the harbor toward Hull. And the winds whipped at us fiercely. Bella said she thought it was pretty but she didn’t like the wind.
I’m so glad I didn’t have one of those flaky mom days where I forgot to dress the kids appropriately! Instead I made sure everyone had long sleeved shirts and jackets and made the girls wear tights under their skirts. I remembered to grab warm hats and an extra jacket for each of them and I’m so glad I did. They definitely needed the extra layers. As it was we only stayed at the top for a short time before Ben started fussing and Bella started whining. Only Sophie didn’t want to leave.
We gathered pocketsful of pinecones and acorns and fists of autumn leaves. Grandad pointed out a bunch of little white flowers to Bella: “Look, Bella, flowers!” She correctly identified them for him: “Asters, Grandad.” My little budding naturalists! My heart swelled.
Colorful Bella poses on the bridge. The jacket hides how truly awesome this outfit was. Underneath is a blue and yellow striped shirt under a blue pullover sweater, a yellow skirt. And her bright pink shoes are cut off too.
We wrapped up our expedition with lunch at Jake’s in Hull. Steamers, calamari, lobster and mac-n-cheese for the kids! Then home and naps. Traveling to the end of the world and back is exhausting.
More photos here.