Friday, September 25, 2015
We are now at Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Massachusetts, a large campground with a big sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean with 484 campsites. This will be our home for the weekend.
The ocean is just a short boardwalk from the campground.
On the beach there are a few old gunnery turrets left over from World War II. The temperature is rather cool so not many people on the beach at all.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
It was chilly this morning so we grabbed our jackets and went for a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast. There are some big beautiful beaches here.
Rockport, Massachusetts, is a small town about 40 miles northeast of Boston at the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula. It is surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean.
The little red fishing shack below, named Motif #1, is a symbol of Rockport and is known by artists as the most-often painted building in America. Originally built in 1840, an exact replica was built after a blizzard took it out in 1978.
Bearskin Neck, a little stretch of land on the shore of Rockport, is an internationally known art colony. The former fishermen and lobstermen houses are now stores, restaurants, and art galleries that hold unique items by local artists. It’s mainly one street, no sidewalks, people walking everywhere. Occasional cars drive very slowly to get to the east end of the street where there is a small parking lot, and a view of the Atlantic Ocean.