July 8, 2019 – Joppa Park – Massachusetts

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Joppa Park in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  Joppa Park is a small harborside Park on Water Street.  It has been in the process of being renovated and upgraded for years.  It is rich in history being a previous locations for clamming and fishing operations.

We had a scenic Adventure to Joppa Park.  I found this charming, floral “Park” accidentally as we were driving to our planned destination.  I could not resist stopping to explore this lovely location.  We were lucky to find a parking spot as there were only a few available.  We started at what I believe was a boat launch although definitely low tide.  We waded into the mud, literally almost loosing my shoes.  The view was spectacular with vivid colors from the water, to the grass, to the nearby flowers.  Boats were scattered through out the harbor creating a magical coastal scene.

From the boat launch we walked through the “Park” to the end and back.  There were many other visitors walking through the area.  Wilma immediately jumped up onto the sea wall, amazingly agile.  I found this little moment adorable, as did some others who commented on her athleticism.  Shadow ambled along a bit less enthused, thinking about his next swim, I am sure.  Our walk was short, but beautiful.  I made sure to get a close-up view at all the flowers, and appreciated all the colors.  It is amazing that not too long ago we were in winter, everything white, brown, and dried up.  Our Adventures today reminded me how New England seasons are absolutely amazing!  So not a “Park” that I would travel far too, merely due to the small size, a however spectacular Harborwalk to stroll along if you are in the area (Rating:  4).

 

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