Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gloucester Massachusetts

So Jim and I have decided to start house hunting in Massachusetts. I know, we are all over the place with our plans! 
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






21 comments:

  1. how exciting! and congrats to Jim! Love the tour of Gloucester - what a beautiful little town. and John Singer Sargent is one of my favorites too!

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  2. Exciting developments! Happy house hunting!

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  3. oh, good luck with new plans! and now you've got me craving lobster. :)

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  4. Well, that's exciting news! Wish you good luck. Hope you will find the ideal space for you. The pictures are great. A wonderful place to live.

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  5. I change my mind/plans constantly, so you're in good company :) I love seaside towns! But I get that tourists can become an issue if you actually live there. Good luck with house hunting. I'm sure something suitable will turn up soon :)

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  6. What a wonderful vacation or short stay city! I am sure you definitely will find some beautiful and quiet place very soon.
    Congrats to your hubby and good luck!!!

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  7. Sounds like a nice place to visit. Just enjoy looking around at different possible places!

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  8. How exciting! Good luck with your house hunting, I'm sure the perfect place is out there for you!

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  9. Gloucester is just beautiful, Val, but indeed the in the summer it is just overrun with people.
    I know you will find the just the right house.
    A very big congratulations to Jim on his promotion!

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  10. Oh wow! exciting time indeed! Good luck house hunting! Plans are constantly changing here too. But change is good :) Nice fishing town!

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  11. Gloucester sounds like a fun place, but maybe not for living if you don't like crowded places! Was John Singer Sargent's house open for the public?

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  12. We are house hunting too. Congrats on your husband's promotion and best of luck house hunting!

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  13. Very exciting! Good luck in your search, we went through the same thing three years ago and it can take a while to figure out where exactly you want to buy.

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  14. What an exciting time for you two! And sounds like the future may hold more excitement too :)
    Fun photos. Looks like a beautiful place to visit, but I agree about going crazy during tourist season!

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  15. Wow, what a cool destination, I would love to visit there!

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  16. Congratulations on your husbands promotion Val! You will find the right place :D
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  17. i love the pictures,they are great

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  18. That first image is absolutely breathtaking. What a view!

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  19. Congrats to Jim! I am so happy for the both of you!!!

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  20. My son is a fisherman and would love this area, minus the tourist and heavy traffic as well! Hunting for a place to call home is no small task, but it should be fun. I'm glad you kept that in mind. Remember to network with the locals. They may point you to a spot that's exactly what you're looking for. Best wishes on your hunt!

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val