Saturday, September 19, 2009

A little more Rockport

And so we continue in Rockport.

These photo's go in progression starting from where Motif #1 is located and continuing as we walked up through town and along Bearskin Neck. This is also just a very small sampling of the town of Rockport which is chock full of shops, art galleries, and food.


The Sandy Bay Yacht Club sits overlooking Motif #1



On this particular day it was empty. The rockers looked very inviting though. They made me want to sit and rock a while. No membership, no rocking.


One thing I loved about Rockport were the flowers, they were everywhere! This town knows how to garden!





An outstanding view looking through the window from The Greenery, a restaurant where we had lunch. Great view, great food, poor service, poor upkeep. Sorry Greenery, doubt I'll be back.





Kind of wish we had eaten at Roy's instead. Maybe next time.




The Ice Cream Store was an adorable little shop, but it was closed.



Kayak rental. What color suits you?



Smack dab in the middle of all the shops sits this private residence, and their cat


Side view of Motif #1 as we walked up Bearskin Neck. I really wanted to walk out there but didn't want to ruin anyone's shot.









I know nothing about this building and couldn't find any information on it. If anyone knows how old it is, or what it was, please let me know. It's obviously been there quite a long time.



When we reached the end of Bearskin Neck there were several benches to sit on and gaze out to sea. The placque on this particular bench had special meaning.



From Bearskin Neck looking back towards town and a small red sliver of Motif #1



Panning around we see the jetty that keeps the inner harbor waters still





Straightmouth Island Lighthouse, lobster boats, a cruise ship ... yup, it's Cape Ann and I can't wait to go back!

30 comments:

dAwN said...

Howdee Sharon! This has been a real treat catching up with you.
Its so nice to have internet again!
I love all your photos! Makes me miss New England!
Take care! See ya.

Snappy Di said...

Sharon, what wonderful photo ops there and so glad you took the time to share them with us... I especially love the menu shot and the rocking chairs... I could use one of those on my front porch!

Di

Pat said...

Such gorgeous photos! You've certainly captured the essence of this little town. Makes me want to visit! Thanks for sharing them.

The Gathering Place said...

Your photos are beautiful and your location is amazing. I have always wanted to see that part of the country. Maybe some day.
Thanks,
JoAnn

Riet said...

Again such beautiful photo's. I love it how you walk with us through Rockport. I would love to go there one day. Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice day
Riet

hip chick said...

It's so pretty. I haven't been there in probably 25 years!

Jane said...

Wow some great photos there, is it really 1 dollar 95 for fish cakes, that's cheap-pass them over. Thanks for sharing:)

Jayne said...

Beautiful, charming place Sharon. :c)

Balisha said...

Oh, gosh...your photos are so pretty. I love the fenceline with the flowers peeking through.
Balisha

Country Girl said...

How polite of you not to want to ruin anyone's shot! What a beautiful little town. Loved taking a walk with you on this beautiful September day.

Raggedy Angel said...

Love these photos! Thanks, Beth

Cindy said...

Great post Sharon. Loved all the photos especially the fence with the flowers. You visit such wonderful places and seem to have such a great time.

Becky said...

Simply charming! Thanks for the delightful tour of this quaint New England town.

Steve B said...

Wonderful set of pictures, Sharon.

Laura said...

So colorful and love the cat!

Jay Albert said...

Great photos Sharon! I was rocking in one of those rocking chairs earlier this summer while at a meeting for the Blackburn Challenge rowing race. That run down shack was one of several hundred that dotted the Cape Ann waterfront. They were used by fishermen and simply known as "fishermen's shacks". Many of the stores along Bearskin Neck are renovated "fishermen's shacks"! Can you tell which ones?

hulagirlatheart said...

I wonder how much it would cost to buy that private residence? I'll bet a pretty penny, with that view. Love the old building. It's so mysterious. My favorite photo is the kayaks. Such color!

dog trot farm said...

I so enjoy your blog Sharon not just for the outstanding photos you offer us, but the places you travel and offer us information on. I am fortunate that I live close enough so I too can investigate them, keep up the good work!

Evelyn said...

Hi Sharon!

Thank you for showing us the town! Oh, I just love the bench. There are so many gracious people in New England! The cat was not to be missed, either!

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous as always, Sharon. I can smell the sea air. Honestly, these look like a Hollywood set. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Nancy Medina said...

Amazing photos Sharon. I really felt I was walking along beside you!!
hugs from Texas...

Donna said...

Outstanding photos of Rockport, Sharon! Just gorgeous!!!!... Donna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the mini vacation. :) Would love to see it all in person.

Carolynn said...

Wow. Rockport is an artist's dream. It has a wonderful charm and character and you captured so many lovely shots of it.

Eve said...

Sharon! Your pictures are all just beautiful! The colors of the buoys and kayaks are stunning. The flowers, the rockers and the gulls above!! Wow! I love it!

Shirleyanne said...

Wonderful photo's. Full of character & charm. Really enjoyed them. Look forward to more.

Kind Regards

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful....Rockport is such a pretty place.

We ate at My Place by the Sea & it happened to be my bday, we sat outside and as we were having our coffee fireworks went off out in the distance....my hubby winked and said "I had them do that just for you" LOL

Thanks for the memory...

Kathy :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I just LOVE, LOVE the shots you got of Rockport! Such an amazing place. Well done! :)

El said...

Beautiful photos. I love Roy Moore's Lobster!

The Frugal Fraulein said...

I grew up in Marblehead and used to ride my bike with a friend to Rockport have lunch and ride home. We thought we were so grown up to do that. Once I got my license we used to go to Rockport on a Saturday afternoon shop, have lunch and go home. My favorite stop was the Madris Shop.