American Locations 8

Gloucester, Massachusetts

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

To the north and east of Beverly is Cape Ann. This is one of the most beautiful places in New England. Gloucester is the first destination on the cape. But on the way to Gloucester you pass Manchester-by-the-Sea. Which has a nice sandy beach.

And a nice waterfront to enjoy.

Just beyond Manchester-by-the-Sea is Hammond Castle.

Driving on into Gloucester, the first thing to catch your eye is the huge rock at Fort Stage Park.

The park was once an actual fort.

I’d think twice about sitting on the bench on the left.

There are public beaches here, too. In the summer I’ve seen people on them.

See. But you don’t see too many people in the water. Even in the summer the water is frigid. The few out there wading are probably Canadians.

Driving past the park, you enter the waterfront district

I’ve been there on a foggy day. Makes Gloucester look very atmospheric.

I don’t know who lives here, but, man, what a house, what a view.

There is a picturesque drawbridge to drive across.

And some famous statues to pose by.

We have a favorite place to eat in Gloucester. I like their collection of anchors.

And other décor strewn around outside.

And décor inside, too.

Of course, they have an outside deck to dine on.

With good views of the harbor.

I never get tired of spending time in Gloucester.

Next Location – Rockport, Massachusetts

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