Today, I don’t have a beauty post. Instead, I’ve got a few pix I took in a seaside town on the other side of the bay, Marblehead. In this panorama, you can see from Beverly on the left to Marblehead on the right.
We went to Old Town in Marblehead, an area with historic homes from the 17th and 18th centuries, and some indie shops. In Old Town, the houses come right out onto what was the road. But a few streets away, the houses are turned on their sides with the narrow part of the house on the road and a grander entrance away from the street.
It was in the 40s today with some wind. But the sun was shining, and the sky and the ocean were blue, blue, blue! Here is the Marblehead lighthouse.
This is a view of Marblehead harbor. In the season, it will be filled with sailboats and some fishing boats. For Fourth of July, the town is closed off to incoming traffic, and this harbor is ringed with Roman candles. Off in the distance is Boston.
We walked around and checked out Revolutionary War era Fort Sewell. The fort was built into the ground, and the rooms are tiny. But the original brick oven is still there.
And then we walked out on some rocks that jutted into the ocean. Because Marblehead is not on the open ocean, there are no real waves. It’s also not near a highway, and from the beaches and rocks, you can’t hear any cars. For most of the time, there weren’t any planes overhead either which was amazing because Logan Airport is probably only 10 or so miles away. It was so peaceful. Even the seagulls were quiet.
We came to an area with old and newer fishing shacks and one more recent shack built in the Scandinavian style in 1985. Lobstermen and fishermen still use them. You can see the new and not so new lobster traps out front.
So that was our Saturday afternoon! Looks like the snowstorm forecast for Sunday has been called off or at least scaled way back. Hopefully we’ll just get a few flakes or a dusting.
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