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.
A Beacon In The Fog
Buildings along Portsmouth’s waterfront glow amidst the purple hued fog of an unforgettable sunset with the St. John’s steeple appearing almost as a lighthouse in the distance.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Late day moody skies in the seacoast.
Another spot along the banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth is tucked in between piers in Prescott Park. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard can be seen in the background beneath the blue summery sky.
Watching the tide roll in at the end of the day at Pirate’s Cove in Rye, New Hampshire.
One of the many great things about Portsmouth is the abundance of delicious options to eat & drink. This spring/summer, Congress Street welcomed a new establishment in the Worth Block – The Portsmouth Baking Company. It took me a while to finally make it inside, but once I did – I instantly knew this place was something special. The design inside is simply beautiful. I had peeked inside a couple times this past week, and was surprised to see a flat screen TV with a live feed to the bakery visible from the street. It’s a neat feature that allows people to see what’s going on in the kitchen as the staff makes the delicious bread.
The massive wooden table at center in the shot above is a sight to behold. The seating along the wall towards the front is comfy with a unique patterned fabric. Every little detail has been carefully thought through. To top it all off, there is an overhead train that brings fresh bread samples from the kitchen in the back to the massive cupboard in the front, so that patrons can try the multitude of offerings. The fact that their cupcakes are delicious and ridiculously tempting solidifies this as a must visit location, so head on over and see for yourself.