Nautical Stripes, a Dame, and the Sea

DSC_0607DSC_0615DSC_0631Five months out of the year Boston is a tundra, but the remaining seven months are pure paradise. Growing up in Florida may have deprived me of fall, winter and spring, but it certainly prepared me for New England summers.

Like most living things, I thrive in the sunlight, but tend to conserve my energy. So when summer comes around, you can find me outside of my favorite café with an iced coffee in one hand and a book in the other.

But every once in a while I can be found wandering nature reserves or historical landmarks, such as Fort Independence on Castle Island. While the present structure was built in 1833, the original fortification was placed in 1634 and used as a refuge for British officials leading up to the American Revolution.

The two mile walk leading up to the island is comprised of nothing but shorelines and seafood shacks. In the distance, you can see water-dwelling vessels of all shape and sizes, from sailboats to cargo freighters. It’s so easy to get lost in the beauty of modern times, but this summer adventure reminded me to take a second to appreciate the history that surrounds me.

Blouse: The Schooner the Better Top – Modcloth | Skirt: Adorably Yours Skirt in White – Modcloth | Petticoat: Va Va Voluminous Petticoat in White-Short – Modcloth | Shoes: Beaufort Beauty Sandal in Crimson – Modcloth

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