50 Terminal St. Boston; (617) 242-6464
Mine’s got to say one thing about the folks at Atlantic Coast: They sure are proud of their beer! This Charlestown brewery is home to Tremont Ale, a brew advertised as an honest alternative to mass-produced beers. Take their free tour, and see for yourself how pure barley, hard water, and English hops come together to create the golden liquid so many rave about. In fact, you’ll get a chance to sample a bit and make your own critique. As noted above, it’s all totally free. Just call ‘em up to arrange an appointment
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At low water, the depth is only around 2-3 metres and the visibility can often be excellent. For anyone who enjoys mussels, the Burrows Hole trench is a great dive, as the sides and seabed are covered in big juicy ones. On the flood tide from low water, however, the current runs inside (east side) of the island like a mountain river. The bar at low tide is also very shallow and only about 2 metres or so deep, but as you come to the southern end of the trench, it drops steeply away to 15 metres and there is a whirlpool affect on the surface. We found that, as the sea ebbs and floods around the island, the tide is drawn from both ends and meets at the lowest point, causing the whirlpool which must have scoured the hole out over hundreds of years. The 10-12 metre trench is narrow and V-shaped and stretches for over half a mile with almost sheer sides and little variation in depth. The steep trench walls and seabed are one dense concentration of mussels but the current runs so hard along the bottom that it is difficult to stop long enough to pick any up. Lindisfarne, often now referred to as Holy Island, is 6 miles northwest of the Farne Islands and is linked to the mainland by a one-mile long tidal causeway. The name derives from the medieval name of farne’, meaning retreat’, while lindis’ is an ancient word for a small tidal river adjacent to the island’. The nearest village on the mainland is Beal, two miles from the causeway.