Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pilgrims in Mayne

 



“We might have had ye Pilgrims in Mayne, but we didn't want them.”

- Sir Ferdinando Gorges (1565-1647) as quoted in Inside New England



Spring Dishes







Monday, April 2, 2012

Newburyport, Massachusetts



Newburyport can be described by some general terms that fit at least a dozen other regional spots. The architecture is beautiful; there is a maritime history and the town is in great shape.  But the downtown area is shaped by and for tourists.  Buildings are obscured by the throngs of humanity.  Parking is a blood sport.  Advice to anyone who wanted to go would be to arrive far off season or to stroll the streets between 5 am and 7. It is more more resort than village.  In short, Newburyport is a "Black Dog" town.