Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, February 1, 2021

Essex in January

Photos (pre-pandemic) by Salt Water New England













































28 comments:

  1. Perfection! Thank you so very much, for all you do for us.

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  2. Always loved Essex but have not been there for a while. When I was about 30 my parents told me they'd almost moved us there.

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  3. Nor'Easter coming your way! And some likely wonderful winter shots. Can't wait.

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  4. Thanks for taking us along. Especially love the Grand Wagoneer. A classic!

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  5. ohmygoodness Muffy! thank you! xo

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  6. Gotta love the social distancing sea gulls. Appreciate all of them. (Pictures, not just sea gulls).

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  7. Sad to see all those vulgar Geladenwagons and Porsche SUVs. What happened to good taste?

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    1. What do you drive?

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    2. The Porsche SUV belongs to the guy with the ponytail.

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    3. He probably drives the same vehicle as the gent sporting the tasseled loafers.

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    4. Porsche SUV isn’t so bad. But that RSox license plate, pullllease!

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    5. So how are you going to have the Lagonda maintained properly in small town Connecticut? Sometimes you just have to settle for a Porsche or a Volvo. As regards the Bosox vanity plates, we shouldn't speak ill of those who need such plates to find their cars. I assume that is the case. Why else would you pay more for license plates?

      ;0)

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    6. You’re right. We ought not speak ill of Sox fans. It’s probably not their fault they can’t remember what they drive.

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    7. Dear Anon 2.1.21 1:05 PM. You ask what (type of car) I drive? Not unlike many of Muffy's most ardent acolytes, I do not drive, I am driven. I rarely take notice of what vehicle is being used to transport me, although I would like to think that I would automatically regurgitate my quiche lorraine were I to approach a Porsche SUV. Sincerely hope that answers your friendly inquiry.

      Post Script, I forgot to mention that whilst at New Haven, I drove a 1965 Austin-Healey 3000. It made unnatural sounds whilst accelerating and I recall that it had built-in directional navigation to a certain dormitory at Wheaton College, but that may be an exaggeration. I don't believe Ferdie Porsche was building SUVs back then, although the first 911 was on the road by the time I arrived at school.

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  8. This is the area of my childhood. I remember when Main St. was not one-way. Love the Russell Terrier. Many memories of happy evenings at The Griswold Inn. The old movie theater is now The Talbots.

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  9. The winter storm that 'blanketed' the DC metro yesterday (we call 4-5 inches of snow a blanket) had not arrived yet. Love the deer. About 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, just as the snow started to fall, a mini-herd of 5 deer were checking out our front yard, sampling but not really enjoying the deer-unfriendly low bushes, and within a few meters of our front door.

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  10. Good to see the dog adhering to the cross walk laws. Well behaved canines in Essex!

    The Concord Diaspora

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  11. I once often travelled to Essex to see a young lady who lived in that unbelievably charming village. The problem was I loved Essex but her not at all. When that dawned on her, my visits to Essex, alas, came to an abrupt end.

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  12. The town of my childhood and high school years! Loved it then, and still love it today. So many great memories, and love going back to visit. Worked at the Gris as a busboy in the winters, and at Essex Island Marina as a dock hand / ferry pilot in the spring/summer/fall. Lots of changes over the years, but it holds its character and charm throughout. Thanks for the great photos. :)

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  13. Years ago we sailed into a Essex and picked up a mooring at the Essex Yacht Club to visit a colleague in nearby Deep River. We all went to the Gris for dinner and drinks. A memorable visit to a great town.

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  14. This is, as usual, a lovely photographic tour of a lovely place. Thank you for sharing it, Muffy.

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  15. Essex and it’s environs, Saybrook, Lyme etc., are a lovely part of the state. Thank you. They are a salty counterpoint to the rushing rivers, sweeping meadows, and high country vistas of Connecticut’s northwest corner.

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  16. Lots of good memories of the Gris and of the Black Seal. The later when it wasn't so "well done".

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  17. Lovely photos. That JRT is the cutest.

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