Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Mystic Seaport

It's a good thing I never tried to make a living photographing birds.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Breck Marshall

Mystic Seaport, 2019

The Breck Marshall is a working catboat, similar to those built in the early 1900's around Cape Cod for fishing and pleasure.  This reproduction was built in the small boat shop of Mystic Seaport in 1987.  Today it is used to sail visitors to the seaport around the Mystic River.

Monday, July 29, 2019

L.A. Dunton

Mystic Seaport  2019

This fishing schooner was built in 1921 and is probably one of the last engineless fishing schooners  built.  It fished for haddock and halibut.  It came to Mystic Seaport for a complete restoration in 1963.  It was listed a National Historic Landmark in 1993.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sea and Sky

Niantic, CT  2019

This is a shot looking across Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound.  The land on the right is Black Point.  

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tox Brewing

New London, CT  2019

Recently another brewery opened in southeast Connecticut, this one in New London.  Naturally I had to check it out.  One of the founders has a background in toxicology and is interested in poisons, antidotes and plants with healing properties which inspired the name.  The former chemist in me likes the beakers used in their tastings.  The beer was pretty good too. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Acela Express

Niantic, CT  2019

Amtrak trains don't have a stop in Niantic.  The closest train stations are in New London and Old Saybrook, both of which are pretty convenient, so there is no need for a train station here.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Niantic River Bridge

Niantic, CT  2019

Amtrak opened this new bridge in 2012 replacing a bridge that had been service since 1907.  Along with the bridge, Amtrak helped to pay for improvements to the boardwalk and the beach.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Large Wall

Nathaniel B Palmer House
Stonington, CT  2019

Captain Nathaniel B Palmer was an explorer and seal hunter who is credited with being the first to document the continent of Antartica.  He was born and raised in Stonington, CT and his house is now owned by the Stonington Historical Society and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  This wall is on the grounds, but I'm not sure what it belonged to at one time.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

I'm Back..... I think.....

I see from the Blogger "archives" that my last post was dated November 19, 2018 and posts all throughout 2018 were sporadic at best due to some major health issues.  Since November, most of my time has been spent recovering from two major surgeries that have left me with little energy nor the motivation to pursue photography and therefore posts to this blog.  The good news is, the surgeries were curative, and I am now free from cancer.  I'm slowly regaining my strength, but never realized how long a process the recovery would be.  On top of all that, in February a company reorganization resulted in my position being eliminated, so after 40 years in the drug discovery business I now find myself adjusting to retired life, a number of months ahead of my planned retirement.  With retirement, though comes a lot more free time, not only to completely recover physically, but also to pursue all my interests, including becoming a better photographer.  I hope I remember how to post my photos here and offer the first of what I hope will be regular, daily photos from southeast Connecticut, and other areas.

Stonington, CT  2019