My wife and I took a short vacation in August to Old Saybrook, CT. Near the mouth of the Connecticut River is this railroad bridge. I made the first image at sunset on our way to dinner (image below). The next morning, I awoke early knowing the light would be different at that time. I was rewarded with the image above.
Let’s get this image on the blog before the end of November. This looks very different from what you would see in the summer. These are all working boats. People earn their living from them. In the summer, there are pleasure boats and a ferry that goes to Star Island. Also missing in November are the docks. They are pulled from the water and stacked in the parking lot until next season.
Last weekend, when I went to the seashore, this group of people was out flying kites. I never learned how they all came to be there or why they were all flying the same style of kite. but they seemed to be having fun.
Pulpit Rock Tower was one of several observation towers in the area built during World War II to search for enemy ships and airplanes. If any were spotted, the coordinates could be radioed to nearby Fort Dearborn (now Odiorne Point State Park) which had two rather large guns that could be trained on targets. This is one of the few remaining and the only one that is on public land. They open it for tours twice a year: on Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day weekends. You can see a video of the view from the observation deck here.