Thursday, July 28, 2011

Greetings from Salem!


Yes, yes, I know that I should be home editing pictures from Niagara Falls and Vermont but instead I'm off on yet another jaunt and taking even more pictures that will eventually need to be edited. What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment.  Either that or I like to take full advantage of my days off!

After arriving back in one of my favorite Massachusetts towns early evening yesterday, my cousin and I spent awhile walking around Salem which included a stroll out to Derby Wharf Lighthouse - a square brick lighthouse that was originally painted red when it was built in 1871 at the cost of $3,000. The tower is 14 feet tall to the lantern level and each face of the tower is 12 feet across. A fifth-order Fresnel lens exhibited a fixed red light from 25 feet above mean high water when the light on the wharf was first lighted on January 17th, 1871 but was switched to several other types of lights before it was ultimately replaced by a 155-mm solar-powered optic in 1983 after the Friends of Salem Maritime had the lighthouse restored and relighted as a private aid to navigation following its deactivation in 1977.

As you can see, the lighthouse is obviously located in a very popular place for fishing on what was a beautiful July night.  If I fished, I wouldn't have minded joining all of the folks enjoying themselves at the end of the wharf but that's okay, I've got a fun couple of days planned and there's no bait required!

8 comments:

  1. Yum... fresh fish!

    I need to be near water. Yes, my apartment has a retention pond, but that's not the same. Water is so calming...

    Enjoy your slice of heaven....

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  2. Beautiful sunset and seascape, Linda. Don't think I've ever seen a square lighthouse.

    It was a lovely evening here too. Not hot, which was nice.

    You do know how to enjoy your time off! Happy trails to you.

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  3. Just when I think I can't miss New England anymore...

    sigh.

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  4. Why be at home editing photos when you can be somewhere beautiful taking more? :)

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  5. You can stay home when you are old! Go while you can:) Simply beautiful.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  6. I love lighthouses and the sea. And fresh seafood. And good wine. Have fun.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  7. holy krap linda, again? you vacation more than me! ha ha ha ha ha

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

    ps: yay for you!

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  8. Stunning! Hope you are enjoying your time. Guess what... you don't have to edit every picture. Just dump them on flickr as F&F only, and slowly release them to public view as you get them edited. It will save you ton of time and stress. And, its a long winter when you will be looking for something to do indoors, tell yourself you'll get to it then. And enjoy outside NOW. :)

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