On Thursday, we headed to the town of Gosnold, which had to have been one of our most anticipated towns since the very start of our journey. Gosnold is located on the island of Cuttyhunk, which is the southern most and smallest island in the chain of the Elizabeth Islands. We had to take a one hour ferry from New Bedford to the island. The ferry goes to and from only once per day, which meant we spent five hours in Gosnold. Now, we didn't have any problems doing this, and we certainly enjoyed our time on both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, which were also both one day trips. However, there are only 30 people who live in Gosnold year round. And 180 people who spend their summer there. With this being said, absolutely nothing was open for the day, since all the summer vacationers have vacated the island for the upcoming fall season. Lila and I were able to make it to one of the highest points of the island. The view from the top was incredible. It was a clear 360 degree view of the rest of the Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard, and other land way in the distance. We brought lunch with us, and we were able to eat at a picnic table up at the top. We spent most of our day up there, admiring the view, reflecting on the 344 towns that we had already visited, and not taking for granted being in a town that is the least known by fellow Massachusetts residents.
After five hours of meandering the island, stumbling upon a few different beaches and boardwalks, we headed back to our ferry to embark on the final leg of our journey. We made our way to Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett, Revere and Malden, and then called it a day with one place remaining - Boston.
On a rare and chilly Friday morning we finally awoke to the day we had been anticipating for three weeks. Not that we were looking forward to our journey ending, but we knew this day would be the finish line for the trip. It didn't feel too much different than any of the other days, but we fought the morning traffic and made our way into the city. We had a special day lined up, knowing that we were heading into Boston to meet up with Anne Allred from Channel 7 to do an interview for the morning news. Anne was such a nice lady, and we spent about a half an hour with her in the city. We did our interview right near the steps heading up to City Hall Plaza, and we shot some b-roll footage of Lila and I walking around Faneuil Hall. Our interview will be airing on the early news on Channel 7 sometime this week. On a side note, we will also be having articles published this week in both the Boston Globe and the Patriot Ledger.
Lila and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with us in any way during our adventure. All of our family, friends, news reporters, photographers, all the people who emailed us with positive words, and everyone who took time out of their day to start up conversations with us as they saw us traveling around their towns.
As this blog post comes to an end, we have fully updated our photo section, and our Instagram sections with every picture we took. We have also added a Store section, where we are selling Massachusetts oval bumper stickers that we have designed. As time goes on, we look forward to continue to write in our blog and updating our website with other Massachusetts travels.
Ross and Lila.