Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Around Town Today

Photos by Salt Water New England


































18 comments:

  1. Thank you, it was all interesting!
    This is a lot of natural selection of pruning, makes one wonder about the coming winter season.

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  2. Up here in northern MA, so sorry to hear, via NECN, about the severe storm damage in CT yesterday. Hope any power losses were brief and everyone recovered OK.

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  3. The sternman in that kayak really, really needs to swap places with his crew...

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  4. Just wonderful! Thanks so very much for the fantastic photos.

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  5. An observation from England: Don't New Englanders ever drive American cars?

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    1. We do! We have a Ford Explorer, so we can trailer the boats.

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    2. Perfect!
      You are a gem, Patsy.

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    3. So kind, thank you, Anon! :)

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    4. I have often listed the acceptable models of American vehicles permitted to be owned by People Like Us in New England. In no order of status or cost, but with strict exclusivity (that means, this IS the list, folks, no exceptions), here are your rides: 1973 Bronco, fully restored, with 69 Nantucket Beach Permit stickers; 1983 Buick "Woody" (Plastic) Station Wagon similar to the one Steve Forbes' wife still drives around Bar Harbor); 1974 IH Scout with 912 miles parked in the garage of your cottage in Town. That's it. Everything else should be from Sweden or England, again, no exceptions (that is Japanese, Korean and German cars are vulgar).

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    5. I wouldn't put those in salt water, but I'm sure they'll look lovely in your driveway for P-L-U in N-E photo ops.

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  6. The pink belt is still being put to good use .

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  7. To me a Mercedes G wagon just looks like something to transport criminals. I learned to drive on a Mercedes, but of a more elegant vintage. I currently own a Ford Mustang which I have caught non English speaking people including in a selfie.

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  8. Love everything but the Mercedes G Wagon and Porsche! Doesn't fit the authenticity of New England

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  9. New Englanders have historically thought of themselves as practical, unpretentious, and thrifty people. How, then, does one explain the penchant, at least on this site, for Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Rover, and other expensive-to-buy and expensive-to-maintain vehicles? The brand that seems to make the most sense in N.E. is Subaru, or, if you are willing to take a chance on an FCA product, Jeep. Yet seldom does a photo of such makes appear on SWNE, much less your all-around practical and reliable brands such as Toyota and Honda. As for a G Wagon, it started life as a military vehicle and has been gussied up for the civilian market. There are few better ways to say "I have more money than common sense" than to drive a late-model G Wagon . . . unless you are talking about a Range Rover. (Beverly Hills is crawling with Range Rovers, mostly in black. For most of their drivers, "offroad" means their paved driveways.) But, at least for now, the U.S. remains a free country, and people can drive what they are willing to spend their money on.

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    1. To be fair, there are plenty of American vehicles in this series, but they are actual work trucks, so no one notices. Deere, Chevy.......

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  10. Agree w the practicality of costs for purchase, operation, and repair of a Honda. But, my S90 has the most glorious sound system. Once I heard Jesse Norman's pristine voice enveloping me I was hooked, and powerless to resist. Bye bye Honda.

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  11. Lots of jeeps but no one takes pictures of them.

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