My first sight was the Steamship Authority repair facility in Fairhaven. A couple of laborers working this Sunday, acknowledged me and continued to do what ever they were doing. After a couple of pictures the boss man came out of the trailer and told me "This is private property, and you don't belong here". Me possibly taking pictures for the "terrorists" crossed his mind, I'm sure. I was close to saying a couple of things like, "It's not private, it's state property". and "I know about the property, I'm one of the owners". I did manage to get a couple of photos.
SS Marthas Vinyard
I continued into the city, (New Bedford, Ma.) and found some more great old homes. At one time New Bedford was the richest city in the world, or maybe it was only the US. Either way there was a lot of money to be had during the Whaling, then the Textile eras'.
The city is beginning to revitalize. The one giant piece missing is the train to Boston. Once that happens, the possibilities are very positive.
On a bicycle, the rider is usually going slow enough to see things most people do not. For example this little hidden gem.
And this small "court" I stumbled upon while riding up a side street.
My ride continued through Rural Cemetery
Plenty of legends and ghost stories
Also was a quick ride through Buttonwood Park
And yes I did find everything I was looking for.