Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, June 6, 2021

This Week Around Town

Photos by Salt Water New England

























 

20 comments:

  1. Another lovely week about town, verdant. The rare sighting of a player in tennis whites was fun, as were the wire wheels on the MGA. However, as always for me, a happy dog on the beach wins my heart. People going about their work are also special.

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  2. Just perfect! Thank you so very much!

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  3. Hooray for the Sunfish! And in the photo just below that — well, someday I may understand the idea of a Porsche SUV, but not today. Not today.

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  4. I'm not a car connoisseur, but the beat up on Land Rover won my heart. And the colorful sailboat.

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  5. Seeing all the flowers in bloom is wonderful!

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  6. Very lovely. Wonderful seeing the Sunfish ,they were ubiquitous along with Beatlecats on Bass River durning the 60’s and 70’s. I spent many happy childhood hours on those beloved boats. Thank you for sharing your pictures, they are evocative of my childhood summers. I can almost smell the salt air and honeysuckle!

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  7. A terrific selection of photos! Muffy, you remind us that such typical, everyday scenes provide joy and should not be overlooked nor taken for granted.

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  8. Had the same green MGA (1959) Had to use the crank start as, inevitably, one of the two 6 volt batteries would fail. Should have never sold it !

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  9. Beautiful car! Slightly different model, of course, but I spotted a guy out in his restored MGB, British racing green with tan interior, while on an evening walk early last week. Haven't seen one in years. If one can keep it running, a fun car for late spring and summer evenings.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  10. Well, this is a terrific series of pictures. I appreciate the photography, the settings and subjects. I noted an omission of something that is many times included - sheep. Now I’m not an ovine fan but am given to a lifelong appreciation of animals of the porcine variety, in fact, my favorite Linda Ronstadt album “Silk Purse” features them on the cover. Thank you for again, sharing the scenes and your talents.

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    1. I'm glad you mentioned the animals. I always enjoy the sheep, as I do have a fondness for them, especially the black-faced variety frequently appearing here. There was a pig that made several appearances a few seasons ago. I won't speculate on the reason for its absence.

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  11. So beautiful and uplifting! What a lovely area. Thanks!

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  12. Thank you for your generosity. June in New England is splendid.

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  13. Nothing against the MGB--I had one, once upon a time--but I've always thought the MGA was the most beautiful of all MG products. I'm not old-school enough to go for the pre-MGA models.

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    1. When I was in college around 1970, British sports cars were not unusual. There was even an MG dealer in town, although I remember more Triumphs than MGs. I rather liked the MGB hatchback but the only one I ever drove was a Midget. An American Motors in a nearby town sold Land-Rovers but the closest Rover dealer was on the north side of Pittsburgh.

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    2. The hatchback, which was called the MGB-GT, was a nice car. I test-drove one and would have preferred it to the roadster, but both were used and the roadster was in better condition. Unfortunately US safety regulations led to the "B" and the Midget going through several years of ugly snouts, with compromised handling caused by the requirement that the cars be raised a bit, before the breed died out altogether.

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  14. Had a red 1960 MGA back in the day. As a commenter previously mentioned, we both wish that we had never sold it. I have had some wonderful cars over the years, but that MGA was my all-time favorite.

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  15. My father had an MGB of similar color back in his days at Annapolis in the late 60s. He would go roaring around the old brick streets in his dress whites with my mother by his side, both looking very smart. They were the academy version of Oliver Barret and Jenny Cavalarro.

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  16. These pictures are timeless. It could be anywhere in New England -- Darien, Greenwich, Topsfield, Weston, Hamilton, Dover, Concord, etc.

    For many years and in certain circles, there was some non-serious discussions about ousting CT from the NE states given its proximity and loyalty to NY. I believe it was published in Yankee Magazine.

    CT has its charm if you can look past the gaudy mansions of hedge fund managers, Yankee caps and the Upper East Side accent. Muffy does a great job in capturing the simple but elegant life of the CT shore.

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