Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Newburyport

Newburyport is a coastal town in northeastern Massachusetts, with its port along the mouth of the Merrimack River.  This is a view of Newburyport from across the river in Salisbury.  There are hundreds of pleasure boats at this part of the river.  You only see a few here.  Many of the small boats at these docks are the ones that boat owners use to get to their large boats moored further out.

25 comments:

Kate said...

Ah, the life of a sailor! Ship Ahoy! Now where is Johnny Depp?

Lowell said...

I'd say according to your description that these boats represent one heck of a lot of money! Pretty place. Except in the winter. Which one of these is yours?

Red Nomad OZ said...

Isn't pleasure boat an oxymoron??!! As an Aussie 'snowbird' who's survived many years of the hazards of OZ travel, I'm sure you'll survive them too!!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wonderful shot...

Birdman said...

My sister lived nearby on Plum Isl. for many years. Yes, there are some big boats nearby.

Tanya Breese said...

oh, have to take the little boat out to get on the big boat....hard life!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love boats images!This picture is great and I love the beautiful flag as well!
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

This is a beautiful shot Jack.

Malyss said...

Pretty little harbour!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Ah, I love boats - big and little!! I just love being near the water, period! Lovely capture for the day, Jack! Enjoy!!

Sharon said...

Having just spent the weekend in California, I saw many, many huge boats docked in the Newport Harbor. The size of some of those pleasure crafts was mind boggling.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hah! A small boat to get out to their big boat, that sounds like two boat too many for moi :) super nautical image Jack.

cieldequimper said...

This delightful scene just screams New England and I love it.

Yes, pink today but wait until you see what I have in store for 1. September! :-)

RedPat said...

I'm not big into boating but love to watch them so this looks like a good place to do that!

VP said...

I would be happy there!

Viera said...

I like boats shots very much...beautiful photo...

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Interesting that both Newbury and Salisbury take their names (presumably)from English towns that are miles from the sea. Portsmouth, mentioned in a recent post, however is a naval dockyard in both places.

Kay said...

One of my husband's boat magazines had an amusing article to help quantify how badly the reader had boat mania. It included adding up the total length of all the boats owned, how many were "stored" at home waiting to be "worked on." Some boaters can never have too many; the dividing line seems to be size and complexity of the vessels. I've begun to succeed at pointing out to my husband whether the "boat de jour," the latest one he must have, is seaworthy. The goal is to make "project boats" a thing of the past. The one he's building now is helping the cause. Phew.

LONDONLULU said...

What a sight (and site)! Love those boats lined up prettily, and love the capture. Makes me feel summer is ending too fast.

William Kendall said...

A lovely harbour!

Randy said...

Laughing at Kate's comment. Now that is a place for a Blogger problem.

Michelle said...

I'm with Kate ;)

Halcyon said...

That is a lot of boats!

Mo said...

Goodness the big boats must be huge if these are the ferrying ones

CaT said...

oooh, newburyport... so far away suddenly!!