Beach & King Street Inn
2 King Street, Rockport, Massachusetts, 01966, United States
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Violinist at tip of Bearskin Neck
The Greenery Restaurant
Travel Tips for Rockport
I like to watch closely at what happens around the town when noone is looking...or to see the things others pay no attention to.
A worker stepped out side the shop to have a smoke and I could see him from the place where Hoot and I were having chowder across the tiny inlet.
At the end of the day a young couple walked the beach as the sun was setting.
The fall moorings wait for the next lively season.
The yacht club shines in the sun as the harbormasters work all around it's base to help removing floating docks.
They are the incidental moments that amuse me.
Autumn comes to Rockport
Rockport shop owners get right into the swing of decorating and having fun with each of the seasons. When we visited in October they were all decorating for Halloween....making dummies to sit outside their shop or in an old row boat....it's always quite festive.
Bearskin Neck views
It's called passive recreation and hundreds of people love doing it. You walk to the end of the peninsula where you can see the boats in the cove and the ocean beyond. Restful, beautiful, refreshing, and soulfull.
The coast is full of granite rock...hence the name. There is a granite quarry about 2 miles north of the town.
Flat Rock - Rockport
About a mile outside of the town of Rockport, there is a coastal road with a secret path leading to Flat Rock. Unless you were a local or a very curious walker (as I am), you would never know that you could walk through the brush and beach roses to the opening where the sky and rocks become a 360 degree panorama supreme! The boulders are enormous, and you can walk across dozens of them to see the lobstermen working - hear their radios from the shore - seagulls circling over their boats, hoping for a bit of breakfast. It's where you sit in the sun and listen to the surf crashing on the rocks, mesmerized.
A very lucky homeowner has a house at the top of all this rocky coastline and we wonder if they mind our invasion, however the path is posted and I assume it is intended to be public. I've brought so many people to Rockport to share this grandeur and it never ceases to amaze the visitor...even me...after so many years and visits.
One of my photos in this group was recently used in the Chamber of Commerce brochure! The woman at the design company found me on ... you guessed it, Virtual Tourist!
Local gardens, sheds, barns....
There is a lot you can notice about a community if you study their sheds, barns, gardens, and homes. Each country differs in what they grow, the architecture of their homes, or how they lead their lives. I guess I'm an anthropologist at heart cause I love to watch and study such things.
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