Saturday, October 20, 2018

Reader Question - Thoughts on Polyester Fleece?

Photos by Salt Water New England
Reader Question for the community:
What are your thoughts on fleece apparel, particularly fleece vests? Have they reached a level of acceptance to wear in good company? Thank you!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Question: What is your warmest winter coat?

Grandmother, Connecticut Shoreline, Late 1950s - Photo by Salt Water New England

Question for the community:  When the weather is the coldest, what coat will you be wearing this winter?

Sailing Masters of 1812

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Fresh Honey

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Left on the steps by incredibly kind farmer friends.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Marblehead Chronicled on Boston's Channel 5

Of Marblehead, Walter Cronkite wrote:
It is no wonder that this picturesque and lively port has become a favorite of the international yachting fraternity and the principal sailing center of the Boston area.  With three major yacht clubs on its shores, it is also one of the most crowded harbors on the east coast, and, when the wind goes around to the northeast, one of the roughest.
Watch Boston's Channel 5's segment on Marblehead, Massachusetts, featuring F.L. Wood's owner Wayne George:
Marblehead, beautiful and unique, is home to not only F.L. Woods, but Patsy Kane, Tory's Jewelry and, of course, Ribcraft.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The utility of an over-sized Barbour...

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Requiescat In Pace

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Old House Things

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Question for the Community: Should a blog print a comment known to be untrue?

In the news recently, former New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal said, "Our standard at the Times was that we do not print things that we knew not to be true, whether it was a letter, an editorial, a column or an op-ed. If a letter writer said something that was false, we would require them to correct or we wouldn't run it."

One wonders if this should apply to the blogs or other sites worth frequenting as well.

It is easy to think of blogs that deliberately print lies.  And a truism of our social media age is, "the bigger the lie, the more acolytes feel the need to hijack conversations to repeat it." Some of these lies are more corrosive to society  For example, calling The New York Times "biased" or "imperfect" is fair game, but calling it "fake news" is deliberately dishonest and part of a larger agenda.

The question in its theoretically purest form is, would you return to a blog or news site that posts comments that are known without question by the host to be untrue?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Belted Galloways

Photo by Salt Water New England
It is easy to wonder, in the age of serendipitous discoveries before GPSs, how many lost Maine visitors stumbled upon Aldemere Farm by mistake.

From Cordings of Piccadilly - The Duffle Knit Jacket, Made in Wales

Photos by Salt Water New England
New this season, and exclusive to Cordings of Piccadilly, is the 3 Ply Merino Duffle Knit Jacket.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Christmas Cove, Maine

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A Walk Around Yale on a Warm October Morning

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1970s Norwegian Sweater

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick

If you regularly walk on uneven terrain, a stick can be very helpful.  Photos by Salt Water New England, except where indicated.


It has been increasingly difficult to find authentic Irish blackthorn walking sticks.  The sticks that so many stores carry are seldom real, and as such are thin, light, too straight, and unsubstantial.

For those looking for authentic - albeit highly limited - Irish blackthorn walking sticks, this is an ideal source:

Maine Harbor

Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, October 8, 2018

Going For Plum Jam and Popovers

Plums, bay leaves, coriander, cider vinegar, sugar, orange zest, salt, and ancho chiles.  Photos by Salt Water New England

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hand Knit and Hand Made

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Church on a Hill

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Favorite Newman's Own product?

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What is your favorite product from Connecticut-based Newman's Own?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Bill Bryson on Small Pleasures

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Wrote Bill Bryson <> in Notes from a Small Island  <>:
One of the charms of the British is that they have so little idea of their own virtues, and nowhere is this more true than with their happiness. You will laugh to hear me say it, but they are the happiest people on earth. Honestly. Watch any two Britons in conversation and see how long it is before they smile or laugh over some joke or pleasantry...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Quoddy Campadrille for Women - Sewn by Hand in Maine

Photo by Salt Water New England
Quoddy's Campadrille uses moccasin construction, including a soft lining and Poron cushioning, which results in a comfortable shoe suitable for a wide range of venues. These are made to order and you can design your own from their extensive collection of upper leathers and collars.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


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