Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Around Essex Today...

Photos by Salt Water New England


    













You meet the nicest people in Essex!


























21 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss eastern Connecticut !

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    1. I moved to Wisconsin which is beautiful, however, I miss eastern Connecticut as well!

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  2. Very nice photos Muffy. A number of photos of Land Rovers and Ranger
    Rovers, nice cars, it's been my personal experience that they are more costly to maintain than to buy.

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    1. I used to own a 1965 Land-Rover, which was a different creature from more recent versions. It was, however, the model that made their reputation. That was before the concept of an "SUV" was dreamed up--with some exceptions. Although its off-road abilities were second to none, I imagine few used it that way. It has good competition, too, chiefly from Jeep, but the original Land Cruiser was the killer. Land-Rovers were simple and reliable but rather slow on the highway. They were four-cylinders, but a few six-cylinder models were imported. Probably the first attempt at an SUV was the Jeepster, which was introduced before 1950.

      Rover used to manufacture automobiles, too, and I keep hoping to see one here. I'm sure there are a few pristine examples in Connecticut. They did have a poor reputation, I'm afraid, but I had a 2000-TC that was easily as reliable as my Volvo V-40 and I managed to drive more than 100,000 miles in it with few problems. In general, though, most British cars of the period had similar issues and most of them are no longer made. Some of the problems may live on in current Range Rovers and Land-Rovers.

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    2. Kingman Brewster had a Rover with YALE license plates. I hope that vehicle is still on the road, not crumpled and rusting at Chuck ‘n Eddies.

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    3. Grace Kelly died driving a Rover 3500, supposedly after having a stroke.

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  3. Glad the Seal is back in action

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  4. Spent many a frozen night on that pier enjoying an after dinner smoke following an evening at the Gris. Home away from home.

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  5. What is the brick, four dormer building? PA

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    1. Pratt Village Smithy (1848).

      So many wonderful historic buildings to admire on a splendid day.

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  6. What superb photos! Your post's, always brighten up my day! Thank you! Cheers!

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  7. Always loved sailing into Essex,taking the marina launch to town and
    then on to the "Grizz" to feed the hungry crew.

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  8. Such great pictures. Thank you. I love the photos of gulls caught in mid flight. It's fun to see what the eye cannot see...the intricate action of their wings and feathers. And I much enjoyed the comments above about Rovers. I owned a Rover Sedan 3500S for years. Loved driving that car despite its notorious mechanical problems.

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  9. Love these photos and I especially appreciate it when you identify their locations. Brava!

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    1. Yes, I love the brick house too! And the wooden building (a house?) with this splendid waterfront location. Just beautiful!

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  10. Gorgeous pictures. I miss colonial architecture. And a crisp blue sky always looks more beautiful to me at the beach. 😉

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  11. Such transporting photos -- taken together they evoke wonderfully in the senses the sights and the sounds and the late winter chill of that unique part of the country.

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  12. Growing up, I remember taking a field trip in school to ride the Essex Steam Train, I highly recommend if in the area to check that out!

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  13. Not easy catching great gull shots. Cheers.

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