Thursday, April 30, 2020

Something Different

Mystic, CT  2020

During normal times, you would never see a horse drawn wagon in Mystic, due to the high amount of traffic.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mystic Storefront

Mystic, CT  2020

I've never seen Mystic so empty.  This was taken on Easter Sunday and there was hardly a soul to be found.  Very few if any of the shops were open.  

Monday, April 27, 2020

Masked Whale

Mystic, CT  2020

Doing his part to stop the Covid-19 pandemic.  We're all under orders here in Connecticut to wear masks in public.

Saturday, April 25, 2020


Noank, CT  2020

In the village of Noank, located at the mouth of the Mystic River there are two places one can go to get lobsters.  The tourists go to Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, where on a nice summer day you can wait quite some time to be served.  From what I hear though, the locals get their lobsters here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Ledge Light

New London, CT  2020

One of these days I'll capture an image of the Ledge Light with which I'm really satisfied.  So far such an image has eluded me.

Sunday, April 12, 2020


Waterford, CT 2020

People like to gather on the beach, at all times of the year if the weather is decent.  Access to the beach at the end of this boardwalk was closed to prevent such gatherings. 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Trees at Harkness Memorial State Park

Waterford, CT  2020

The state parks in Connecticut are open for the most part, but under strict occupancy limits.  On this day, Harkness Memorial State Park was not crowded at all, making it easy to maintain a good social distance.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Groton, CT  2020

There were only a few people walking around Fort Griswold State Park the day I was there.  I doubt these shoes are lost, just placed here for safe keeping.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Essential Business

Griswold, CT  2020

I would say this is an essential business.  We all need ice cream, and this is one of the best places in southeast Connecticut.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Col. Ledyard Memorial

Groton, CT  2020

Realizing the fort was outnumbered by British troops, Col. William Ledyard surrendered the fort and gave his sword to a British officer, who then killed Col. Ledyard with his own sword on this spot, September 6, 1781.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Lower Battery

Groton, CT  2020

After the Battle of Groton Heights, the fort was abandoned by Benedict Arnold.  The fort was rebuilt and was manned for a number of conflicts, including the War of 1812 but never saw any other action. During the 19th century, the lower battery was built for 20 cannons. The smaller brick building is the shot furnace, where cannonballs were heated to high temperatures, transferred to cannons using tongs, then fired.  The red-hot cannonballs would ignite the wooden ships.  The larger stone  building is the fort's powder magazine.  The fort became obsolete in 1906 and the area designated a state park in 1953.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Fort Griswold II

Groton, CT  2020

On September 6, 1781, two divisions of British soldiers under the command of former American general Benedict Arnold came to destroy American privateers in New London and capture military supplies there.  He divided his men into two divisions numbering 800 men each.  One division took the city of New London, while the second division landed on the east bank of the Thames River and attacked Fort Griswold.  Casualties were heavy on each side, but the Fort was surrendered with the loss of 88 American lives.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Fort Griswold

Groton, CT  2020

Fort Griswold was built between 1775 and 1778 to defend the harbor of New London during the Revolutionary War.  It is one of the finest examples of a Revolutionary War era fort that is still in existence.  

Fort Griswold Monument

Groton, CT  2020

The state parks in Connecticut remain open, but at a limited capacity to insure social distancing.  I had no problems here visiting the Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, the site of the Battle of Groton in 1781.  The battle is commemorated by this obelisk, the first such obelisk in the US, built between 1826 and 1830.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Niantic, CT  2020

Even with the stay at home orders in the state of Connecticut, the boardwalk here in Niantic is a popular place to take a walk, maintaining a distance though.