...full of seaside colors and scenery.
Wild turkeys! That was actually the third flock I saw on this trip. I rode by some deer too, but they ran away before I could get my camera out. Those turkeys weren't in much of a hurry though. They just gobbled at me bit and then haughtily waddled off in the opposite direction.
Pedaling east beyond Nantasket Beach, I made my way onto one of the most beautiful roads in Massachusetts: Cohasset's Jerusalem Road, which winds along rocky shores and little inlet beaches.
If you look closely at each of those photos, you can see a very faint vertical speck on the horizon. That's the legendary Minot's Ledge Light. Here it is in a close-up view:
If the church looks familiar to you, that's probably because Cohasset was the location for the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick, starring Susan Sarandon, Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Cher. The church itself features prominently in the movie, as do other locations throughout the seaside town.
As you can see from the steeple clock -- which was only about 5 minutes fast -- it was nearly 7 a.m. as I reached Cohasset's town green. So I decided that was a good time to head back home, beating the rush of Sunday morning beach-going cars. I retraced my route through the South Shore towns of Hingham, Weymouth, Braintree, and Quincy, and then treated myself to a large iced coffee at my local Dunkin' Donuts, celebrating a truly spectacular morning ride.