Tugboat & Pioneer

Tugboat & Pioneer

The Mary M. Coppedge and the Pioneer head down river towards the Atlantic Ocean on a late winter afternoon.

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Prescott Park

The garden in Prescott Park is a colorful, inviting and peaceful little spot tucked between Marcy Street and the open grounds of Prescott Park.  With fountains and wizened old trees, there aren’t very many (if any) places you’ll find downtown that have the same magical feel.

The Black Trumpet

Ceres Street is one of my favorite spots in Portsmouth – the tall brick buildings line the waterfront and mark the distinction between the historic downtown and its historic working waterfront roots.  The buildings lining this street largely served as warehouses back in Portsmouth’s early heydays when tall ships could have been seen lining the spots where the tugboats now dock.  The Black Trumpet is one of the celebrated restaurant options in this neighborhood and I’ve always loved the appeal of its facade, as well as its intimate setting and interior.

Sunset Over Whaleback Lighthouse

Sunset Over Whaleback Lighthouse

A memorable sunset at Fort Stark in New Castle, NH after the moonrise for the super moon was a bust due to the clouds on the horizon.  At least the clouds provided us with a beautiful canvas for the sunset!

Dusk at The South End of Portsmouth

Dusk at The South End of Portsmouth

A beautifully calm river surface provides some picture perfect reflections of dusk as seen over the historic South End of Portsmouth.  The North Church is seen in the distance along with the Memorial Bridge at far right, and the clocktower of the South Ward Meetinghouse.