Views from The Lobster Pool. July 2012.
Since my sister has never been to New England and since I haven't really been that many places here, either, we decided to take a day trip up the coast over the weekend. Amanda had a fellow Peace Corps volunteer who was home visiting family and that family just happened to be in Rockport, MA, which is a short trip from Boston. Hearing good things about it, we decided to go. And, oh! What a beautiful place. First, we stopped at The Lobster Pool for lunch. We arrived before the rush and had our pick of tables overlooking the Atlantic.
After a delicious lunch of fresh seafood, we walked a short distance to Halibut Point State Park (you were right, Lilly!). This park was once a granite quarry but, since 1929, has become a stunning state park with meandering paths past water-filled excavation sites leading toward tidal pools and rocky beaches. Alice enjoyed a breezy lunch while my husband and my sister explored the nooks and crannies of the remaining granite.
We spent an hour or two leisurely strolling the trails, passing Alice back and forth to one another, snapping photos and taking breaks sitting on granite boulders while taking in the beauty of this area. I know I tend to wax poetic about missing Utah and all of its beauty but, damn, it sure is gorgeous here.
Do you have any recommendations of state parks to visit while we're living in New England? I've never been to Maine but it is definitely on my list of places to see before we leave Boston. Also Eastern Canada!
Tidal Pools and a Fisheye. July 2012.