Monday, June 29, 2020

Pond Stand

Waxhaw, NC  2020

This part of North Carolina is booming with new residential construction.  Everyone seems to be moving here from the NY, NJ, CT, lured by good weather,  affordable housing and lower taxes.  Just about everything we saw had been built within the last 10 years.  The developer of this residential area left a lot of areas undeveloped for recreational use. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pavilion in Millbridge

Waxhaw, NC  2020

Although it was a bit risky, my wife and I decided we needed to visit our grandchildren, so off we went to spend a week in North Carolina.  We took all the necessary precautions during our travel and stay, and I'm happy to say that all is well.  This pavilion stands at the entrance to a hiking trail and pond located in the housing development now considered home for my daughter and her family.  Warning!!  There might be some cute pictures of grandchildren in the following posts.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

View from the Bridge

Niantic, CT  2020

I needed to cross the Niantic River and was a able to get few shots from the Niantic River Bridge, which has been featured in this blog on numerous occasions. 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Plymouth Cordage Company

Mystic, CT  2020

Originally this building was 1000 ft long and contained the machinery for making rope.  This is only a portion of the original building, which was built in 1824 and located in Plymouth, MA.  At one time the Plymouth Cordage Company was the largest maker of rope in the world supplying the rope for the USS Constitution, many whalers, and America's Cup yachts.  

Monday, June 8, 2020

Emma C Berry

Mystic, CT  2020

This is one of the oldest surviving commercial vessels in the United States.  The Emma C Berry was built just a couple of miles down river from where it now sits in 1866.  It was in use until at least 1926 and in 1931 was restored.  She was donated to the Seaport in 1969 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


Mystic, CT  2020

The Freedom Schooner Amistad was built at Mystic Seaport and is currently undergoing some repairs.  The ship is normally berthed in New Haven and is a replica of the schooner, La Amistad, upon which there was a slave revolt in 1839, dramatized in the 1997 Steve Speilberg movie Amistad.