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A Day In Essex (Connecticut) June 24, 2017

Could this be a view along the Connecticut River?

We had a wonderful day in Essex Connecticut, a lovely town on the Connecticut River. Lunching at Marlay’s at the marina in Essex.  Son David had a great time maneuvering my husband’s wheelchair onto the 6 person ferry which took us to Marlay’s on the island.

Essex is such a gem of a town.  After lunch we had a bit of time to shop but it was so hot along the main street, we didn’t linger long to examine all the colorful plants and blossoms in the gardens and the classic beauty of the historic houses.  Another time.


Late In The Season On The Connecticut River November 1, 2016

setting out from Essex and taking the boat up to Portland to be stored for the winter

img_1551Andrew and David are on the lookout for the navigational buoys and any stray obstructions in the water


leaving the Essex Marina – it was a nice day but COLD.

img_1559going under one bridge and beside another – the swinging railway bridge – quite a landmark (or rivermark) – at Middletown

img_1560arrival at Portland – Andrew getting ready to help in the docking process


Trip to Essex July 2, 2016

Filed under: Blue Belle,Essex Connecticut — Janet @ 2:11 pm

IMG_0513  on the little ferry to get out to the island where the boat is moored

IMG_0507  on Blue Bell out of Essex




Another wonderful day revisiting and exploring familiar sites near Glastonbury Connecticut.  Essex is about 45 minutes drive away and we’ve done it many times.  We had a lovely day with lunch at Griswold Inn and then a cruise up the river and back.  Always a treat.  This area is so steeped in history.   I’m eager to learn more.

The picture below is from  a game park in southern Africa – an encounter between 2 types of storks – credit to a blog I follow, A Bushsnob in Africa.

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I’ll add more pictures and  information when I get back to Seattle – I’m back and some pictures have been added to the original post.