From Home to Home and Back, Day 13: A Cape Ann Sojourn, Part 1- Rockport

The little town on the northeast tip of Cape Ann, in eastern Massachusetts, has a definite place in our family lore- We went out to eat there, a few times, I worked in nearby Ipswich, and one of our family couples spent their honeymoon there.

Rockport jumps out at the visitor, as soon as one’s car is parked.

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Here is Rockport Baptist Church, near the village green.

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Strolling down the street brings many opportunities to view local art.

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The Rockport Art Association has many shows and art walks, from May- October.

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Each house is painted its own unique colour  and has its own style.

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Rockport Town Hall may be seen from quite a ways out in the bay.

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Above, the Unitarian-Universalist Church peeks out from behind the trees.  Below, some homes are set, along a narrow street, near Long Wharf.

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Here is the clear ocean water, in front of Long Wharf’s sea wall.

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Here is Long Wharf, Rockport’s signature man-made jetty.

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This is Rockport’s public meeting hall.

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Back along Long Wharf, there is a small botanical garden.

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Bearskin Neck, north of Long Wharf, was an early area for shipbuilding.

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Here are views of the north harbour.

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A cormorant prepares to go get lunch.

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Here is a perfect resting spot, right near a chocolate shop!

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Rockport is 1/3 of an awesome vacation destination.  Next,  Halibut Point and Pigeon Cove.

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