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Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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...And Radishes

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Boston Head Lettuce;
Red Leaf Lettuce;
Red Peppers;
And Radishes 

Getting Ready

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Reader Question: How Short Shorts?

Scratchy Photograph from the SWNE Archives.  Maine Coast, 1980s.
A Reader Question for the Community:
I'm a huge fan of the 5 inch Stand Up short, and shorter short's in general. Since I'm wearing pants that go down to the ankle unless its 75 or I'm working out, I figure that I might at well get as much exposed skin to cool myself off better. 
Muffy and the rest of the SWNE readers, what do you guys think of short shorts, particularly on guys that are over 6 feet?

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Mercer + Patagonia: Long Sleeves and Shorts

Mercer Shirt and the Long Gone 9" Patagonia Stand Up Shorts; Photos by Salt Water New England
Mercer & Sons Shirt:
9" Patagonia Stand Up Shorts

Quoddy Canoe Shoes:

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tattersall Shirts and Lambswool Jumpers - On Sale Now at Cordings

Blue Pink Large Overcheck Tattersall Shirt - Photo by Salt Water New England
Now is a good time to stock up on some of the basics at Cordings of Piccadilly's large Summer Sale,  including tattersall shirts and Made in Scotland lambswool jumpers.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Reader Question for the Community: When, if ever, do you iron?

Reader Question for the Community:   to iron or not to iron?   
Old habits die hard; my mother preached “successful people are not wrinkled people” but an iron seems to be a thing of the past these days and my mother never envisioned how casual dressing has become.  Thoughts?

Problems with Comments

Some people have reported recent problems with the submission of their comments when using a Google ID.  The problem may stem from Google's retiring of its Google + service.  In some cases, people who had, perhaps quite a long time ago, set up a blog and linked it to their Google + account are currently not having their comments go through on Salt Water New England. You can switch from your Google+ Profile to a Blogger profile now in your blog's Settings > User Settings.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Huntsman Mackintosh from Cordings of Piccadilly - Made in the UK

Photo by Salt Water New England
When it comes to iconic raincoats today, the famous rubberised Macintosh coats may stand alone.  And the Huntsman Mackintosh from Cordings of Piccadilly is a truly superb example, beautifully made by hand in the UK using the unique bonding process that dates back to 1824.
This 'mac' is part of Cordings' extensive twice-a-year sale, which just started today <>.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Goal Is Not to Stand Out...

Photo by Salt Water New England
"The goal is not to stand out but to improve the scene you are in."

Friday, June 14, 2019

Whole Wheat, Blueberry, and Banana Muffin Recipe (By Request)

Photo by Salt Water New England
These muffins are a good every day staple, and also travel well as a hearty snack and substitution for a hotel breakfast.

Lobster Roll at Red's Eats

Photos by Salt Water New England

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Breakfast - A Foolish Consistency

Photos by Salt Water New England
Our breakfast is consistent day to day, even month to month, with slight variations depending on what fruit is in season. It has several courses, spread out over a few hours (with work in between) and includes coffee, cereal (hold the Roundup), fruit, yogurt, walnuts, hard boiled eggs, and fresh muffins. Almost everything, with the exception of the coffee and the watermelon, is organic.

All things may be always changing all the time, but breakfast seems to serve better as a constant.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Reader Questions: Buying Clothes Online

Here are some amalgamated questions from,  and for,  the community:
 1) How do people who want to avoid the box stores and Amazon find out about new interesting online companies? What are the best ways to find out if an online store is trustworthy?
2) What do people do to make sure they get a good fit when ordering clothes online?   Do they ever contact the company to ask questions?  Are there right or wrong ways of doing that?
3)  Is it better to buy the same product from the company itself or from a distributor like Amazon?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Around Town

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Black and White

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One "In Case You Missed It" and Two "No Worries if You Missed It"

In Case You Missed It (Sent by a reader):
Norman Fortier is best known nationally as a photographer, particularly for his maritime pictures of yachts and regattas taken in and around Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay, and other popular waters of New England.  However, Fortier was also a terrific watercol­or painter and his charming renderings of boats, people, and plac­es in his beloved Padanaram and farther afield also benefited from his gifted eye for light and composition.

British Illustrator John Leech (1817 - 1864)

Photo by Salt Water New England
Hercules 'takes' a Drapers Shop - John Leech

Friday, June 7, 2019

Fresh Broccoli, Spinach and Lettuce

Photos by Salt Water New England
Apparently, when you bribe your organic farmer friend with a pink York River Traders belt, you can get your just-picked produce before it goes that half mile to the farmers’ market.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

So Many Boats to See...

Photos by Salt Water New England
 A favorite part of being on the water is the variety of boats encountered.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

All Things Coming or Going Pass Through the Kitchen Table

Photo by Salt Water New England
Fresh eggs left on the steps today...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tea and Tweed

Photo by Salt Water New England
Cool weather calls for tea and tweed.