Friday, August 29, 2008

Orient Point Lighthouse, New York

The New London-Orient Point Ferry went right past the Orient Point Lighthouse.

This was built in 1899 and is 64 ft. high. You can tell from my pictures why it's called "The Coffee Pot."

If you look closely at my pictures, you'll see that it looks a little crooked. That's not my fault. It's 5° off of vertical!

The wikipedia article is here and there's a good article on it here.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

New London-Orient Point Ferry, Connecticut

After the afternoon in Mystic, we backtracked to New London and caught the ferry from there to Orient Point, New York.

It's about an hour and a half ride. The ferry is huge and even has a satellite TV room. As usual on ferry rides, I got out and walked around. Even in mid-June, it was cool and my jacket felt good.

In some of the pictures you can see a catamaran ferry passing us first in one direction and then the other. They are ferrying gamblers from New York to the Foxwoods Casino.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mystic, Connecticut

We picked up a rental car and drove out of Manhattan. We followed the Connecticut coast up to Mystic.

We walked around in the gift shop of Mystic Seaport for a while then drove on down to the old town. There's a neat metal drawbridge right in the middle of town. We parked nearby and shopped a while.

If you're hungry, Mystic Pizza is right there!

The wikipedia article on Mystic Seaport is here and their website is here.

The wikipedia article on the town of Mystic is here.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

New York Helicopter, New York

After we shopped in SoHo for a while, we took a taxi down to the South Street Seaport and had an ice cream. We decided to walk down to Battery Park and go out to Liberty Island. As we walked along, we came up on New York Helicopter. We decided we could see the Statue of Liberty from the air!

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Nearby Trinity College is a beautiful park, St. Stephen's Green.

The afternoon we were there, there was a band playing folk music in one of the gazebos. Very relaxing!

The wikipedia article is here.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Founded in 1592, Trinity College is right in the middle of Dublin but once you enter the grounds, the sense of the city disappears.

I had wanted to go see the Book of Kells but there was some event going on in the college and the place was packed!

The wikipedia article is here and their web site is here.

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