|The view from the boat as we left Boston.
Not only had I never been on one of these trips before, but I had never been to any of the Boston Harbor Islands before either. When we showed up at the island there were many families enjoying their day on the beach and on the trails. I was shocked at how close the island was to the city, and once we were there it seemed like a great place to take a day trip with family and friends. It was like a little place to escape from the city.
Once we had, had our lunch, I went over to the pier to fish with some of the kids. I had fished in a lake before but never in the ocean. The kids were having a ball on the pier. Casting was pretty hard for some of them, but they caught on fairly quickly. Most of them were fascinated by the bait more than the actual rods. There was also a small touch tank with crabs in it on the pier that some of the Save the Harbor staff had caught overnight. I was afraid of getting pinched, but the kids dunked their hands right in without any hesitation.
|Two girls from the Dorchester YMCA fishing together.
|A group of kids from the Lynn YMCA playing football on the island.
Overall the trip was so much fun and I got the chance to do a lot of things that I had never done before. It was great to see so many smiling faces all day who were excited to spend a day on the island with their friends. I hope I get the chance to get out to the islands again soon!