The Tugs After The Storm

One of the most memorable sunsets I’ve ever witnessed after powerful thunderstorms cleared out of the area – fully illuminating the brick buildings of Bow Street and creating a rainbow over the Memorial Bridge.

First Light | South End

First Light | South End

Although summer is on its way out – it continues to give us gorgeous mornings and beautiful weather. I made the most of it this weekend with a sunrise paddle, launching from New Castle and heading towards the South End, with the hopes of capturing great light and reflections at high tide. When I arrived under the Route 1B bridge this scene nearly knocked me out and I knew it was worth the early wake up.

Nightfall Over Portsmouth

Nightfall Over Portsmouth

A beautifully serene evening over the Piscataqua River with Portsmouth in the distance and working waterfront of Kittery, Maine in the foreground.

NO PARKING

NO PARKING

If you have spent time in Portsmouth in the past few years, chances are that you had to do some searching to find a parking spot (especially if your visit started in the evening hours).  Portsmouth has an acute parking shortage and the city has been working to identify a location for a new parking garage for more than a decade.

On Monday, May 4th, people will have an opportunity to speak in support of a bonding request to FINALLY build a new parking garage.  Some people think that a shuttle and a location outside of the city’s downtown represents a cheaper and better solution for the parking problem, but I strongly disagree as it’s a more expensive long term band aid to address the issue.

Please consider going to City Hall on May 4th.  Visit Portsmouth Parking Problems on Facebook for more information on how you can help.