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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mystic, CT

Hello, all ♥
While thinking of what to post about tonight,
I remembered that I haven't shared with you
my photos of Mystic, Connecticut yet!
I already posted the set from Stonington
(the neighboring town where my B&B resided),
so now I will show you the Mystic half:

These following photos were taken at Mystic Seaport
during the annual Wooden Boat Show (click for larger view):

Mystic Seaport is not only a martime museum, but also
a recreated 19th century coastal village containing houses,
reenactors, shipyards, and historic ships.

 Beautiful house.

Houses and shops in the village.

Reenactors demonstrating whaling.

The Sabino, an historic steamboat
that my mother and I took a tour on :)

"The 'crown jewel' of Mystic Seaport's collection, the Charles W. Morgan has outlived all others of her kind. Built in 1841 at the yard of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman in New Bedford, MA, the Morgan is America's last surviving wooden whaleship and a precious piece of maritime history."

I particularly love the house in the background!

Another lovely home.

Photos of Mystic Village:

Stopping for some ice cream
(that's my mom in the doorway)

View from the balcony of the ice cream parlor.

Charming shops.

The Black Dog General Store ♥

 The Captain Daniel Packer Inn
(absolutely delicious restaurant...
I highly recommend!)

Costello's Clam Shack
(not technically in Mystic,
but I couldn't resist throwing it in)

Fried shrimp, fries, and coleslaw... YUM.

The view from Costello's.

Our ferry ride back to Long Island.


I hope you enjoyed the photographs!

I'd also like to mention that all the
pictures I post on this blog are for sale
(the ones I've taken, that is! :p).
So, if you see anything you would like a print of,
please send me an e-mail and let me know


  1. I loved this trip, so many things to do, and the ferry was wonderful. I don't think I have ever been so relaxed. I must mention that I simply loved attending the Road Church in Stonington. This was the centuries old Congregationalist Church within walking distance of the B&B.

  2. Great photos of a wonderful old town. My acquaintance in Maine, Sandy Oliver, used to teach open hearth cooking there. Sandy has the Saltwater Foodways cookbook from Mystic.

    Love dropping in and YES, our oranges are fabulous!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  3. What great photos Erin! They're all so nicely done. Such a beautiful area.

  4. Well, Erin, perfect timing! I haven't been down to Mystic, since I first came New England. Just upped my Mystic Seaport membership, so hope to get down there soon. As you would guess I am more into the boats than houses - but love it all. Great pictures = TIM

  5. Its even more wonderful than I'd hoped.
    Enjoyed these pictures SO.

  6. Thsnk you for bringing back some great memories. I visited Mystic Seaport four and half years ago and loved every minute of it. Must try to get back there this coming October:o)

  7. Hi Erin..thanks for stopping by and leaving the kind words...having a bad day and your thoughtfulness means more than you can know...

    sending love to you, my friend

  8. Erin, I don't think I have told you how very much I Love Love Love your blog.. I get to visit so many wonderful places and see so many wonderful things through your eyes. Thank You so much for sharing all that you share ! Brightest Blessings
    Ma Fey
    P.s. I keep meaning to tell you that I adore the new blog header you have!

  9. Oh, I love these pics! What a town, I think I need to visit there! The views are just outstanding!

  10. Oh, the history! The beauty of all of it. Love, love, love these photos. I Heart New England too... Now if I could just make a trip there!

  11. this looks like it was such a lovely trip! i, too, have eaten at that sweet little ice-cream shop near the bridge. one of my favorite things about stopping in cute little new england towns is trying the ice-cream and never am i disappointed;)

    have a good weekend!


  12. Nice job!
    Costellos is in Noank, but it is less than 2 miles from Mystic. Glad you were able to take a tour on Sabino.

  13. I'm a big fan of exploring the great outdoors and taking in the sights of my home town. Recently, I had the opportunity to take a unique excursion aboard The Sabino, an historic steamboat which runs along the Connecticut River. As a working in Freight Logistics Company, I'm always on the go and taking tours to different places, so this was a great chance for me to take a break and explore something new.

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