August 10, 2020 – Eastern Point Lighthouse – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Eastern Point Lighthouse in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  The Eastern Point Lighthouse was built in the 1880s and is currently an active lighthouse.  On the property you will also find:  the oil house, radio beacon, fog horn building, and Dog Bar Breakwater.  Access inside the fence is forbidden, however there are good views of the light station from the exterior.  There is a $10 parking fee for parking.

We had a tranquil Adventure to the Eastern Point Lighthouse.  We began our day with a long walk in Gloucester before heading over to Eastern Point Lighthouse.  I have been interested in the Eastern Point Lighthouse for some time, and finally did some more extensive research which indicated that attendance is permitted.  Upon arrival we found ourselves the only car in the parking lot, with two walkers just exiting.  We immediately walked over to the rocky shore filled with colorful seaweed and the harbor scattered with bobbing boats.  It was beautiful!  We took our time appreciating the peace and beauty of our surroundings.

From there we wandered over to the breakwater.  It did not seem as though we could get to there from the beach at first, but I soon realized that was the pathway.  We viewed the Lighthouse from different angles as we headed over to the breakwater.  The breakwater was very long, and provided easy footing, although not something I would recommend for those unsteady on their feet.  We walked along and I continually peered back to see various viewpoints of the Lighthouse.  The sun was quite shiny for photographs but I still snapped away.  As we got further we noticed the breakwater was clearly owned by the seagulls but to be expected at a quiet coastal oasis.  It was funny to hear them warning their peers of the deer-like creature heading onto their grounds.  Wilma was eager to stare them down and loved all the new smells from the sea.  At the end we found what I believe is the structure for the electric fog signal, almost a little lighthouse.  A fun little aspect on the breakwater.

We then returned down the breakwater appreciating the ocean, boats, and view of the lighthouse from afar.  Such a lovely location!  And of course we ended the Adventure with some fun on the beach.  Wilma enjoyed some digging, and attempted running energized by the coast.  She rubbed her adorable face in the seaweed and waded in the water, continually sticking her nose in, quite entertaining to watch.  I am glad Wilma finally recognizes that water can provide a cooling effect.  Such a spectacular Adventure to the Eastern Point Lighthouse (Rating:  4.5).

July 15, 2020 – Old Scituate Lighthouse – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Massachusetts. This was my third visit to the Scituate Lighthouse. The Scituate Lighthouse is also referred to as Old Scituate Lighthouse. It is a historic lighthouse which was built in 1811, later being purchased by the town of Scituate. It is located at Cedar Point in Scituate Harbor, and as expected is a popular location for painters.

We had a gorgeous Adventure to Scituate Lighthouse. Although I have been here twice before I apparently had forgotten the beauty. We arrived to find the sky blue, with fluffy white clouds. We circled the Lighthouse and then decided to hop down the long breakwater. The breeze was perfect, the large boulders colorful. The water was crashing into the breakwater, adding lovely drama. As we hopped I continually peaked back to check out the different views. The breakwater was not difficult to traverse, but yet the rocks did require careful calculation, especially with an energetic Wilma leading the way. We went to the very end of the breakwater, and appreciated the spectacular scene. We relaxed for a bit enjoying the breeze before turning back.

After we visited the beach, lots of rocks, and new angles of the lighthouse. Wilma was interested in the water, although still had jumpy movements with the waves. She explored the shore, and often looked around as though she was appreciating the views. We then decided to check out the smaller breakwater, another fun part of Adventure.

Lastly we made sure to explore the beach on the opposite side. It was a little more challenging arriving at this beach, with lots of uneven rocks. The rocks were round, and colorful, many my favorite color – purple! It was a little challenging walking along the shore due to the numerous rocks creating an unsteady gait. However we could not miss a part of the shore. From there we headed for one last view of the Lighthouse before heading out. The area was a bit more crowded then I preferred, but to be expected. Definitely one of the most beautiful Lighthouses in New England (Rating: 5).

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