Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Out and About

Photos by Salt Water New England







































 

17 comments:

  1. Great photos. Nice to see Leather Man's/Eliza B's shop. We are addicted to their sandals and belts. An especially great ending shot.

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  2. Love the old Country Squire! My Mother had one in white. I got it as a hand-me-down in grad school, but it was a bit beamy for the streets of Philadelphia, so I sold it. Nostalgia...

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  3. Love the TR4 in British racing green

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  4. All great shots! Nice way to start the day. Thank you....

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  5. I can't believe it! A Tesla finally appears. My husband will be thrilled. There is nothing Preppy about one of course but in a way, think of off-hand thrift. Getting away from oil based engines and moving to battery powered ones based on the sun coming up every day will help keep the world working longer. Elon Musk is an unusual person but he figured out that we were heading down a path of using up all our natural resources....why not use the power of the sun instead of depending on oil? I still drive a Lexus SUV but my husband loves his Tesla.

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    1. Baker Electric Vehicles were produced from around 1900 until 1914. They were probably ahead of their time. Jay Leno owns one. But having seen one in action, I think the Stanley is a more interesting automobile.

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    2. I just spent two weeks driving a rented Tesla Model Y on vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Enjoyed it, though it wasn't quite as comfortable and solid as our former Audi e-tron (which we gave up upon moving from Brookline to NYC in June).

      The Vineyard was wonderful as always. The weather was nearly perfect, only one full day of rain the whole fortnight. Tennis, golf, beach, get-togethers, many pounds of fried clams and lobster rolls -- I only wish we could have stayed longer, again as always. Coastal New England at its best.

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    3. You realize, of course, that the electricity to recharge your Tesla's battery is generated by a regional electrical grid, which is powered by fossil fuels.

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    4. In Massachusetts, the regional electrical grids are supplied in part from power from renewable resources, so that's not entirely true.

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    5. Electric cars really are the future. My husband also loves his Tesla, powered largely by our house's solar panels. I am glad that other car manufacturers are catching on.

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    6. As a person perhaps Musk leaves a bit to be desired. He bought the company that designed those cars and then forced the owner out.

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    7. It's true electric cars rely on grids, which are (mostly) powered by fossil fuels. But, electric cars help improve air quality, reduce fuel costs, and offset rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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    8. Back to me...Anonymous....granted, a Tesla is not for everybody. It's not cushy, in fact not designed to be luxurious. In my mind the heater and A/C are confusing to operate yet when we drove from Indiana to Monterey it was plenty cool driving through Death Valley and in Las Vegas when the temperature was 117 degrees. The windshield wipers are clunky....the rain sensor part is so bad that my husband just turns them on, turns them off! On the other hand, there are constant neat updates...you don't have to do a thing. They just magically appear. The newest one is a subtle ding when a traffic light changes from red to green so you know to look up from your phone and proceed forward with the traffic! I thought that would be impossible. This just started about two weeks ago.
      The thing about Tesla though...it has its own network of Superchargers all over the world, all within a mile or so of the most traveled roads or Interstates and typically located in or near a retail outlet that is open 24 hours a day. None of the other electric vehicles out there can use the Tesla chargers at this time. They must use Electrify America (sp?) and maybe a couple others and they tend to be at select Walmarts, only one or two chargers and some don't work. At our house we have a plug in our garage and my husband can also go to various other superchargers to charge for free....and those free deals come and go with various purchases. He is on his second Tesla. I still want the Lexus because I like comfort.
      If you are a tech person you will do well with a Tesla....it's like a big iPhone inside. I think I'm a chalkboard and chalk type person!

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  6. Simply wonderful! Especially the Triumph! Thanks once again! Cheers!🇬🇧

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  7. Your pictures make me so happy. Thank you.

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    1. Me also, was wondering where he was this summer!

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  8. Great photograph of the TR4 a great sportscar and l owned one a long time ago

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