As I have said before, it is a treat to tack on a few days of vacation, before or after business meetings. We did that when we toured the Wine Country and The Sanctuary and last week, before a two day meeting in Boston, we had a taste of New England. After landing at Logan Airport and thinking about the true miracle of the Hudson landing a year earlier, we were on our way to one of our favorite New England destinations, Marblehead, Massachusetts. We visited this quaint harbor town over twenty years ago and have wanted to return ever since!
Marblehead on Harbor was our home for the night. Location, Location, Location… This quaint bed and breakfast sits on the waterfront with an idyllic view and like the streets in Europe; it is a photographer’s dream! Sit on the porch, rock in the Pawleys Island hammock, wander up to the lighthouse…..slow down and enjoy.
Lunch at The Barnacle was a delight and started a three day run of lunches with fantastic views. Overlooking the harbor, we enjoyed a tasty chowder and seafood platter while watching the activity on the water. Snorkelers, lobster fishermen, sailors, ferry drivers, kayakers and more provided ample entertainment. Location, Location, Location…
A short walk through the village reminded me of England….NEW England. You can see the influence! The “Red, White and Blue” was everywhere and the hydrangeas on every corner looked like cotton candy.
A stroll through Fort Sewall and around the Marblehead Light was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, the lobster buoys were floating and the sailboats were out on the horizon. Location, Location, Location…..
Dinner at the Red Rock Bistro in Swampscott, Massachusetts was the perfect way to end the day. WE think we had the best seat in the house…overlooking the coastline with Boston in the distance. Ricky enjoyed the colossal shrimp cocktail and I enjoyed a watermelon salad. New flavors with familiar items and again… Location, Location, Location….
The night on the porch was delightful and sleeping with fresh air blowing in the window a treat. We woke up to a quiet harbor and after a diet coke on the porch, a walk to the lighthouse and a tasty breakfast, the harbor began showing signs of activity.
Next stop? Bretton Woods, New Hampshire!