Friday, August 20, 2010

Massachusetts Part1

This week we visited my sister and her husband in Duxbury, MA. What a great to live! So close to Boston and Cape Cod. The population in this small town is very wealthy so you can image how nice the houses are. Here are three we passed on the short way to the 1/2 mile long Powder Point Bridge.






Walking the bridge to the beach. It's longer than what it looks!
The water around the bridge receeds at low tide.

A Duxbury sea gull. 

Duxbury sunset.

A grave at the Myles Standish burying grounds.
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On the second day I wanted to check out Nantasket Beach in the town of Hull, MA.
We arrived in the AM at low tide. It was amazing, the distance to the water was quite large and the soft, fine grey sand was very comfy and loaded with tide pools.
 A great place for finding pretty rocks, shells and sea glass.





There used to be an amusement park there called Paragon Park. Like Atlantic City, the old pictures of the Park make it look like it was the place to be around the turn of the last century. I love places like that. A little salty, a bit forgotten, but still full of character. They are restoring the old carousel.
 It was beautiful even in it's partially restored state.





The carousel maker's shop is right next door.


At the end of the end of the peninsula you get a great view of Boston and the harbor!


Lots of neat looking islands too.


  More to come!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures Jen...Glad I wasn't in that carrousel shop..sure I would have stolen one to paint..LOLOLOL

Kat_RN said...

Looks like you had fun. I love both carousels and sea shells. Can't wait to see the rest.
Kat

Lin said...

Ooooh, Boston!! I love the east coast and that area in particular! Your photos are beautiful (as usual) and it is fun to take the ride with ya. ;) I would love to see the process in which they make those carousel horses. Looks cool!

Nancy said...

Wow, looks amazing! Love the photos- very striking. It's cool to see the process of ow the carousel horses are made.

Jennifer Rose said...

i love that house!! and that carousel is marvelous, its great that they ar restoring it :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I dearly love carousels! What beautiful photos!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's really beautiful there. Half-mile long WOODEN bridge, eh? Yowza. I think I would have preferred walking it then driving over it. I have recurring nightmares regarding cars and bridges. Love these photos! Theresa

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What an enchanting respite for you all! Perfect photos, made it almost like being along!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

What a fabulous trip !!! Love the carousel pics.