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.

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On The Decks (Summer in Portsmouth)

On The Decks (Summer in Portsmouth)

In the heart of winter amidst bitter cold and multiple feet of snow – it’s always nice to remember the warmer days in Portsmouth.  Summertime is filled with great outdoor activities of entirely different kinds (no jackets/mittens/hats required) – and with many options for having a drink out on the waterfront (complete with an amazing view of sunset).  Here’s to warmer days!

Rolling Waves at Rye Beach

As summer vacations come to a close, I wanted to capture the essence one of the things that makes the summers so mesmerizing.  I can remember as a little kid being fascinated by the ocean and the non stop waves that kept rolling onto shore.  The late afternoon sun at Pirates Cove in Rye together with the clear crisp water made for a perfect representation of the ocean water, one of summer’s purest elements.

Portsmouth Book & Bar

Another new addition to Portsmouth’s cultural scene is slated to open later this year.  Portsmouth Book & Bar will be a bookstore offering more than just books…in their own words:

“Amazon is convenient, we’re beautiful,” the booksellers wrote to the city. “We’ve taken a hard look at bookselling’s future. Great titles are not enough; pretty views are not enough; a good cup of coffee is not enough, so we’ve added beer, wine, and sophisticated snacks.”

I’m looking forward to seeing what the feel is like once they’re open – and to what it will bring to our downtown.

The Pier at The Wequassett | Chatham | Cape Cod

I had a fantastic time in Cape Cod this past weekend.  The weather was gorgeous, the light was great, food fresh and delicious and the company was perfect. One of the evenings we were away, we visited Chatham and had dinner at The Wequassett resort…a stunning waterfront location with a great vista for cape light at sunset.  I can’t wait to go back to the Cape to explore more of the national seashore and find sand dunes and lighthouses.