Maine Vacation: Manchester by the Sea
If you recall last we were in Salem, Massachusetts. We left there after a couple of hours and headed to Manchester by the Sea. Why there? Well Richard talked about going on to Rockport, MA. Apparently his Tuna Reality Series operates out of Rockport. Well I watched the movie “Manchester by the Sea” last year and decided that since we were going to pass by the town, we could at least stop and see what it was like.
Manchester by the Sea was a quaint little town with very interesting water front. Down side or maybe upside, the fog rolled in just before we arrived and so it lent to a very eerie looking pics of the town.
Driving in was the view of the harbor and as you can see there were many boats moored in the harbor.
Heading into town we passed the beautiful St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
We stopped alongside the waterfront and quickly snapped a few images
This almost looks like one of those old selective color photo’s however this is full color photo of bay harbor.
What amazed me is how many Ice Cream shops I saw up north and had to wonder how they survive when the snow comes in.
Some of the little amounts of color that we got to see that day.
I loved this house sitting up on the hill with the fog whispering around the property.
I got to see the beginnings of fall and was reminded of a large oak tree that we had in one of our South African properties that forced me to grab a rake each weekend and go out in the cold weather to rake up these leaves. \
Another beautiful house surrounded by a foggy environment.
We headed down to the harbor mouth and stopped to grab a few images and chat to a local lady about the area. I explained that we had watched the movie and decided to see where it had been made. She smiled and said the movie was very depressing, however the folk of Manchester on the Sea are much happier.
I love the eeriness that fog creates. You will get to see a lot more of the fog in the coming days.
A little more color in the harbor with the First Parish Congregational Church in the background
A wider angle of the harbor. Manchester by the Sea was definitely a beautiful harbor town.
After negotiating the map (which I am reminded that I am not very good at doing) we made our way down to the foggy beach.
What fascinated me was that there were people sitting on the beach in the fog. I know I probably would have packed up and left.
Richard was exploring in one area while I was exploring in another.
We’re on the road again, heading up to our destination Wells Beach, Maine where we will be based for the next 7 days.
Vacations are always exciting. Traveling to places you have never been before is thrilling. I tend to plan and research before I travel and I have a schedule that is probably going to do us in but I am looking forward to seeing what Maine has to offer.
Look out for the next installation as we learn more about Maine.
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