Windmill Blades Up Close

The windmill blades arriving in Portsmouth on the Saimaagracht have been quite a topic of conversation around town.  The massive freighter had some unique cargo for the area, we’re more used to seeing sand and salt arrive on our shore.  The blades have been offloaded in what looks to be an intense logistical process, with the rest of the windmill components still being offloaded.  The pieces offloaded so far have been staged at the Pease Tradeport, and they’re a sight to behold.  A horizontal farm of long and robust blades at rest before they’re installed vertically at their home somewhere in northern New Hampshire.

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Approaching the Bridge | Pease Golf Course

I’m thankful to have made it out for a couple rounds of golf so far this year.  There’s something peacefully awesome about getting out on the course, even if you play terribly like me, with the smell of fresh cut grass and no signs of the typical stressors of everyday life to be found.

At Pease Golf Course

One of the beauties of the seacoast is the rich variety of recreational opportunities – from surfing to swimming to day hikes and golfing.  This shot was taken on the Pease Golf Course at the redeveloped former air force base.  It’s rare that I’ve featured shots from outside the downtown or waterfront area…and a nice rich green golf course shot has been long overdue.  With the recent spat of rain, I’m worried it might be a while before I can get back out on the golf course…

Redhook Brewery | Portsmouth, NH

The former Pease Air Force Base is now home to a magnitude of different businesses (quite the model for successfully redeveloping a military base), including the Red Hook Brewery.  I’ve heard that the original design of the Portsmouth, NH location used the same design as the existing location in Seattle, WA in order to save money on engineering/design costs, and so the building is built to sustain severe earthquakes.  Can anyone confirm or deny this fact?

This shot was taken of the brewery from a spot on the tour behind a glass panel.  I decided to help myself to a solo tour since I missed the official Catapult Seacoast event.  Perhaps a Smuttynose or Portmsouth Brewery tour is next?  I’m now accepting invitations!

Redhook Brewery | Portsmouth, NH

The former Pease Air Force Base is now home to a magnitude of different businesses (quite the model for successfully redeveloping a military base), including the Red Hook Brewery.  I’ve heard that the original design of the Portsmouth, NH location used the same design as the existing location in Seattle, WA in order to save money on engineering/design costs, and so the building is built to sustain severe earthquakes.  Can anyone confirm or deny this fact?

This shot was taken of the brewery from a spot on the tour behind a glass panel.  I decided to help myself to a solo tour since I missed the official Catapult Seacoast event.  Perhaps a Smuttynose or Portmsouth Brewery tour is next?  I’m now accepting invitations!