Cambridge was a little bit of a disappointment. We are finding the cruising guide we use tends to be overly upbeat when describing places to visit. So, perhaps it wasn’t the town’s fault. Maybe it was because we had high expectations. We should learn to set lower expectations. This way, when we land we are either right or pleasantly surprised.
The marina sits in the heart of a historic residential area in a park setting. While this is nice to look at, it means any attraction, restaurant or store is quite a hike. We don’t have any other means of land transportation other than our feet. We use public transportation when we can. When we did make it to the main drag in town, a lot of the stores were closed and boarded up. I think some of the towns here dependant on tourism are still struggling to make it back from the economic slump. We thought that being the height of the season; we would struggle to find moorings for the boat. This has not been the case. Every marina we have visited has had ample room for transient vessels and seem to be struggling for their share of yachties. We loved the use of this vacant slip in the city marina:
I had a hankering for roasted duck while there. Gee, I wonder why. We couldn’t find a restaurant that served duck.