Category: ‘Local Events’

Celebrated May Day with a ride to Old Saybrook Point

May 2, 2013 Posted by suefairview

What a fabulous ride on a gorgeous day! I wore my shortsleeved jersey and short cycling pants and was a bit cool starting out. This ride was well over 20 miles. Here is a map:

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The map is from 1890 and Deep River back then was listed as Saybrook. LOL! To find where I, look above Essex. I live on the small promonotory of land just North of the double marshes over the second “O” in Saybrook. Got that? I rode from there all the way to the bottom of the map where it says Cornfield Point and across to Fenwick and then onto Saybrook, which is not marked on this map; then home.

Here is a photo of the manse at Cornfield point:

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The manse is the building in the background and the roof used to be a brighter orange that could be seen for miles from the water. I turned around to the other side to get this view of Old Saybrook:

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You can’t see Fenwick, the point, or the lighthouse from here, because a landmass is shielding them. I would have thought that full Summer was upon us, judging from the crowd at the beach, but the flora was not developed enough to prove it.

I felt very strong during this ride. Today is supposed to be even more beautiful! Can’t wait!

20 Mile Bicycle Ride from New Haven Green to Cosi Beach

April 30, 2013 Posted by suefairview

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Last Saturday, I went on this ride with my friend Susan from the library. We put both of our bicycles in her Honda Fit. that is her in the orange jersey above, and that is the New Haven Green flagpole, with the town hall in the background. She is holding up my Trek. Mark, in the yellow was the leader. He set an extremely slow pace.

It was a totally un-hilly ride and after a few miles in the city heading South, we arrived at a more country setting and we could have been in Old Saybrook just judging by the houses and beach.

But it was a beautiful day and a lovely ride. Neither Susan or I had been this way before and we decided we would ride here again. Cosi Beach had a light house and carousel. But the pavilion housing the carousel was not open.

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What a great ride!

Please bear with us, as we are experiencing technical difficulties…UPDATED

April 27, 2013 Posted by suefairview

UPDATE II: It seems that the bug is with WordPress version 3.5.1. So I am going to drop down to WordPress version 3.3 and see if that helps! Eep!

UPDATE: Well it seems that the malfunction is due to a bug that is unresolved at wordpress. I have found the support posting for it and logged my complaint with the others. As you can see, changing themes has not helped. I am at wit’s end. I am throwing up my hands at this point.

 

02-link-click_add_link Recently, my wordpress hyperlink thing-a-ma-jig has decided not to work. [I click on it and nothing happens, when what is supposed to happen is a box should come up.] At first I thought it was my mouse. But after some Googling I discovered that it was the template I was using, and I could either fix it inserting some new html code by placing it before the “it is Greek to me” and after the “well that would make sense if one was a Martian” place in my template. So like even it I figured all of this out, it still might not work. OR, I could just switch my wordpress theme. So I am going to do the latter and use a newish theme called Graphene. I can’t wait to see what I lose in the transition!

Wish me luck.

Tadpoles

April 17, 2012 Posted by suefairview

So I had this great idea for Brenton’s photo challenge for repetition. I couldn’t wait to get to it! Early this morning I ran out to my koi pond, net in hand to scoop up as many tadpoles as I could. Then I transferred then to this small, white plastic container for their photo opportunity of a lifetime!  Here is the result:

Isn’t it lovely! Aren’t they cute! I can’t wait to submit it to Brenton!

[No tadpoles were harmed during this photo shoot. They were all set free right after.]

Horse drawn carriage strolls through town

December 4, 2011 Posted by suefairview

I just love living in a town where towards the holiday season, you can hear the clip-clop of horses’ hooves on pavement and look up and see horse drawn carriages filled with excited children riding! So magical!

My dog, Jenny, was terrified of the horses! LOL!