Tag: Lighthouse

Pic(k) of the Week – Montauk Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Lighthouse – Gloucester Harbor, MA

Why not live in a lighthouse I say. Except for the occasional gale unleashing fierce waves at your doorstep and the dreary winter leaving a coat of treacherous ice on the rocks in your yard, it is rather nice, isn’t it? There’s a certain sense of adventure that is effortlessly and rightly associated with a lighthouse, and it’s that adventure that draws me to them. … Read the rest

Marblehead Neck in Massachusetts

Why would anyone drive through the other-worldly charm of Salem, into the town of Marblehead, and go all the way to the end of Follett Street? Well, they could do it to catch a glorious sunset. Best seat in the house, I have been told. And after going there on a particularly cold and windy morning at the beach, I second that thought.

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Pic(k) of the Week – Draw Me a Lighthouse

Pic(k) of the Week – Nauset Beach Light

Cape Cod Day 4

Day 4 began with a detour. As it turned out, Cahoon Hollow Beach, gorgeous as it was, could only be accessed by climbing down a steep dune. To make matters more difficult, the ropes that line the path during summer were nowhere to be seen. So we decided to skip it and head to Newcomb Hollow instead, an equally splendid beach with a less treacherous … Read the rest

Cape Cod Day 3

Well, Day 3 was all about Nauset Light and Chatham Light, and of course, the beaches nearby. It was one of those days when the clouds part for a while and then slowly get back together. You wish you could tear them apart like you would a giant ball of cotton but then you resign yourself to a cloudy day at the beach. But just … Read the rest

A Recap of the Year 2012

I guess I still have time to do a recap of my travels in 2012, seeing as we are in the first month of the new year. Surprisingly, Newport featured twice in our travels, the first time was when we did the Cliff Walk with my parents and then during Christmas. I wrote a couple of posts about foodie trends (eating local and … Read the rest

Happy National Lighthouse Day!

Clockwise from top left: Portland Head Light, Marshall Point Lighthouse, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and The Nubble Light.

Midcoast Maine – Day Four

Day four of our whirlwind trip (as a friend put it) saw us getting up early, picking up our coffee and heading to Rockland Breakwater Light. It is an inviting old building, at the end of a 7/8-mile-long breakwater, with plenty of windows, housing a tiny gift shop and offering a rewarding view from the top. Although I did spot a couple of dudes in … Read the rest