Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving?

Mystic, CT  2020

It has been a strange year, and I think people are pushing the Christmas season a lot earlier than in past years in the hopes of getting the year over as quickly as possible.  I'm not ready for Christmas yet and plan to have very nice, quiet, and small Thanksgiving with just my wife. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.  I for one am extremely thankful.  Next week, I'll think about Christmas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ship Carvings

Mystic, CT  2020

This is my favorite exhibit at Mystic Seaport.  It recently was refurbished and reopened for viewing.  I'll be featuring close ups of the carvings over the next few days.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Winter Project

Mystic, CT  2020

 The Pilot, built in 1924 as a pilot boat for Boston Harbor is one of two schooners undergoing repairs this winter in the shipyard.

Monday, November 23, 2020


Mystic, CT  2020

I'm not sure how many anchors can be found at Mystic Seaport, but they're everywhere.  This one has seen better days. 


Sunday, November 22, 2020


Mystic, CT  2020

An historian of the Norse people re-enacts the proper use of sword and shield used by the Vikings as part of Viking Days at Mystic Seaport.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Draken Harald HÃ¥rfagre


Mystic, CT  2020

This reconstruction of a viking ship has been visiting Mystic Seaport since 2016, after a trans-Atlantic crossing that followed historical viking voyages to the Americas over 1000 years ago.  Most of the time she's covered up, but was put on display recently as a part of the Seaport's "Viking Days" program.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Majestic Rose

Norwich, CT  2020

 At one time this building housed a dinner theater.  I'm not sure it is being used at all anymore.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Niantic, 2010

I've been looking through the archives for some gems I might have missed.  I don't do a lot of bird photography, but I liked the way this one turned out.  

Saturday, November 14, 2020


Norwich, CT  2020

They don't build post office buildings like this any more.


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Store at Clyde's Cider Mill

Mystic, CT  2020

During the fall, it's hard to get near this place on weekends due to the large crowds, and limited parking.  Oftentimes there are long lines waiting to purchase cider and baked good.  Weekdays are much better.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Clyde's Cider Mill

Mystic, CT  2020

No fall season is complete without at least a few trips to Clyde's for cider.  They sell both sweet and hard ciders here along with baked goods, and of course cider donuts.

Saturday, November 7, 2020


New London, CT  2020

One of the nicer restaurants in downtown New London. 


Friday, November 6, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020


New London, CT  2020

Not your typical church,  but a very nice re-purposing of a vacant store in New London.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Noodles and Rice

New London, CT  2020

Are restaurants specializing in noodles becoming a trendy thing these days?  I've noticed a few such restaurants locally.  This one was established in 2018 and appears to be doing ok, in spite of the pandemic.  You can see they are equipped for out door dining.