We have been living in a family house and are by ourselves 9 months out of the year, but we are now craving a space that is just ours. Jim just got a big work promotion so we feel we may stay here longer than we thought before. This can open up cool transfer options down the road for him (even internationally which we dream about)! So we may not end up where we initially planned. Exciting times!
So this brought us to the affordable seaside fishing town of Gloucester! We love the idea of living in walking distance to the water, restaurants, festivals and all the other goodies this town has to offer.
However when checking out homes in this area, we found the streets to be very narrow and crowded. Just not for us. Then in the summer, this town is filled with tourists going on whale watches, eating local lobster, etc. We would probably lose our minds with the traffic!
We had a fun day anyway since it was gorgeous out! Full of happy birds. This little guy was way off in the distance and I had my cheap camera on me but you can still see him drying his wings in the sunshine!
This seagull scored himself a crab!
Fishing boats are everywhere.
Old anchors are decorations in the tourist parts.
We walked by artist John Singer Sargent's home (one of my classic favorites!).
We saw the remaining cannons of Stage Fort.
Of course we had a great lunch too!
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of a MA fishing town. Thank you for stopping by! ~Val