Tuesday, December 7, 2021


Clinton, CT  2021

I don't think these have been used for years.


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Westbrook Scene

Westbrook, CT  2021

Relocation is a big hassle, especially when one does not know when your new house will be ready for occupancy.  The construction industry has been hit hard with supply shortages, labor shortages thus delaying the construction.  Who builds a new house in the middle of a pandemic??  For now, our temporary home is in Clinton, CT and within a few weeks, we'll be travelling to North Carolina.  We'll find some temporary housing there while we await the completion of our new "retirement" house.  

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Interesting Plate

Niantic, CT  2021

I'm sure it must mean something to someone.  

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Chevy Truck

Niantic, CT  2021

Things have been pretty hectic around here since the start of our move south.  My wife and I took one last walk through downtown Niantic during a fall festival last month.  I'm only now getting around to posting some of these pictures.  

Friday, October 8, 2021

Guest House

Clinton, CT  2021

This will be our home at least until mid-December.  After that, who knows where we'll be.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Boxes Galore

Niantic, CT  2021

We really did get rid of a lot of stuff, anticipating this move.  You wouldn't know it by this picture. 


Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Move Begins.....

Niantic, CT  2021

It's official now.  No turning back.  The movers came last week to pack and load all our possessions.  Everything will be placed in storage until we're ready for them in North Carolina.


Monday, September 20, 2021

Niantic Main Street - Blog note

Niantic, CT  2021

Niantic, CT has been our home for 12 years and it is with a sense of sadness that my wife an I will be leaving Niantic in the coming weeks to embark on a new phase of our life.  Earlier this year we purchased a lot in Waxhaw, NC and having sold our house in Connecticut, we will begin the process of relocating there. Readers of this blog will recall that Waxhaw is the home of our grandchildren, so I'm sure you'll understand why we are moving.  As a result, posts to this blog will be somewhat sporadic during the coming weeks, as we spend the time finishing packing and placing our belongings in storage.  We will be renting nearby for the next three months as we await the completion of our new home.  I'm looking forward to new places to see and photograph during the move, and will share here, when I have the time and a good internet connection.  I'll continue to keep reading all my favorite blogs here.  These are pretty exciting times, but pretty stressful as well.  Thank you for reading and commenting.  I hope to get back to more regular posting in the not too distant future. 

Saturday, September 11, 2021


Niantic, CT  2021

Dev's on Main recently opened.  I haven't tried their Mediterranean Cuisine yet.


Friday, September 10, 2021

Dining with a View

Niantic, CT  2021

The upper deck dining overlooks Long Island Sound.  I can't vouch for their lobster rolls though.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Walking Picture

Niantic, CT  2021

I'm trying to get out a number of times each week to take long walks.  One incentive to do so is the opportunity to find new photographs.  This is not far from where I live. 


Sunday, August 29, 2021


Mystic, CT  2021

Housed in an old velvet mill, the Mystic Seaport Collection Research Center is home to over two million examples of maritime art, artifacts, tools, buildings, imprints and other documents.  Also stored here are hundreds of historic boats.  Researchers can make an appointment to visit the CRC, but during the Wooden Boat Show weekend, it was open to the public.  These boats are for research purposes only, and are not displayed.  I spent a good amount of time wandering amongst the boats, all catalogued and organized.  I hope to give some sense of what can seen here in the next few posts.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Shallop Jane Stevens

Mystic, CT  2021

A shallop is a 17th century small coastal boat without a deck which can be sailed or rowed.  A boat similar to this replica was probably one of the first boats built by the colonists of Popham Colony in Maine in 1607.


Friday, August 27, 2021

Charles W Morgan

Mystic, CT  2021

The Morgan is the last wooden whaling ship in existence and has been pictured in this blog many times previously.  Currently it is out of the water undergoing  routine maintenance, scheduled for every 3 years.


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Rob and his Boat

Mystic, CT  2021

After a hiatus of one year, the annual Wooden Boat Show returned to Mystic Seaport.  The show was not as big as previous years, most likely due to Covid, but there were a number home-made wooden boats on display.  Pictured with his boat here is Robert Wallace, who told me it took him 20 years to build his boat.  That's a true labor of love.


Sunday, August 22, 2021


Mystic, CT  2021

 This is a Buzzard's Bay 12-1/2 sailboat designed by the legendary N.G Herreschoff and built by the Herreschoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, RI  in 1914.  There were 365 of these boats built of wood.  The were exceptionally seaworthy and were used to train sailors.