November 4, 2018 – Bearskin Neck – Massachusetts

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Massachusetts. We have been there once or twice previously. Bearskin Neck is a coastal peninsula packed with eclectic shops and restaurants. It is an artist colony, and an area where fisherman are hard at work. Bearskin Neck is also known for the old red fishing building, the “Motif”. The “Motif” is said to be one of the most photographed buildings in the country.

We had a wonderful Adventure to Bearskin Neck. I thought it would be fun to take a walk along this beautiful coastal shopping hub, of course making sure to stop at the “Motif” for some photographs. There were colorful boats, rocky coastlines, and lots of shops along the way. Shadow and Wilma received lots of “hello’s” and love from many as we strolled. We photographed the “Motif” at two separate spots, one from afar, and once where we could walk right over and directly around around this scenic building. I loved the bright yellow lobster traps in contrast with the building, and of course the the buoys hanging on the side. A picturesque landmark to say the least.

After some photographs of the “Motif” we continued to the end of the “Neck” where there was a rocky point going out quite far. We decided not to climb out and along the rocks, but visually explored the area before heading back to the car.

My heart is warmed when we Adventure to places that are so so dog friendly. There were several bowls of water and even a bowl of tennis bowls throughout the “Neck” area. One owner even invited us in to the store, but we only stayed briefly as it was tiny little shop for an energetic puppy. However, if was great to know that we were welcome. We had a spectacular day to be out at Bearksin Neck on this bright and sunny Fall day. (Rating: 4)

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November 4, 2018 – Halibut Point State Park – Massachusetts

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, Massachusetts. We have been there on numerous other occasions. Halibut Point State Park parallels Halibut Point Reservation. Halibut Point is a granite quarry that was quarried as early as 1840. The Park is also located on the ocean. It includes: trails, scenic views, and areas for picnicking. There is also a visitor center and lighthouse on the grounds that both appear to be under construction.

We had a fantastic Adventure to Halibut Point State Park on a beautiful sunny Fall day. It was a bit breezy being on the coast, but not overly chilly. We started down the Fall colored trail which quickly led to the quarry. We decided to head over to the lighthouse, soon noting it was under construction. The view across the quarry from this spot was spectacular, some Fall trees aligning the background. From there we began our circle around the quarry, and branched off to the rocky shore.

The rocky shore is definitely a fun spot at the Halibut Point State Park. It allows you to separate from the many visitors and jump from rock to rock, exploring tidal pools as you choose. The tide appeared to be in, so there were not quite as many rock as I recall. We walked around a bit, Wilma appearing over-enthused, likely due to the many rocks. I had to watch to not loose my balance as she often jumped unexpectedly in every direction, continually trying to engage Shadow in some play-time. Shadow appeared content relaxing on the rocks, eager to get my attention as we took in the roaring music of the waves. We even took some photographs for our holiday card, a fun project in the making.

After enjoying some time at the shore we continued circling the trail around the quarry, often heading over to the edge to snap some photographs. It was a beautiful day at a unique location. I am guessing it may have been one of Wilma’s favorites as she protested by laying near the car when we were trying to leave. Never a dull moment in our household!

I included some photographs from some of our past trips to the Park. I am sure we will be back to explore Halibut Point State Park (Rating: 4).

Today, November 4, 2018




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