Today I went out from Hingham Harbor…

Easy to find located on route 3A. Good size parking area and sandy beach. Short carry to the water’s edge.

Ten minutes out from the beach you pass Button Island, tiny and belongs to the birds.

Another ten minutes heading north and you can pass Sarah Island, another island that belongs to the birds.

Ahead of you is The Worlds End preserve and walking park, the last large undeveloped waterside area attached to the mainland. From this spot you can see Boston, Hingham, Hull and Quincy.

Today I paddled past Worlds End and on to one of the Boston Harbor Islands, an old World War II training site that today has walking trails, campsites, picnic tables with grills and a dock that in season is a stop on the ferry run.

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Wind seemed to be a steady 20mph and the bay had built up some waves almost one foot high so the paddle back was rough and wet.

Lots of fun.

One very important point to remember, watch the tides. At high tide Hingham is a joy; convenient, good parking and easy access to the water. At low tide, don’t even think about it. If you can read the maritime chart at top you can see that when the tide is dead low there can be hundreds of yards of flats heading away from the beach, mud flats, Hingham mud. A mud that has sucked the footwear off my feet several times, broken sandal straps and possibly contains enough broken shells and glass to ruin your whole summer. Few would go out at low tide, but injudicious planning about return times can place a minefield of mud between you and thy vehicle.

Have fun but lets be careful out there!

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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