Saturday, October 17, 2020

Pink Saturday Goes to Stonington

 

The view from Stonington, Connecticut 

I  know we all enjoyed our visit to Mystic last week. But after we've had one last cookie at Sift Bakery and stopped for a slice of pizza, we would be remiss if we didn't drive east to one of the loveliest towns in all of New England, Stonington. You'll know you drove too far if you see signs that you're in Rhode Island. 

Stonington is at the far southeastern corner of Connecticut. It was first settled by European colonists in 1649. This area of what would become Connecticut was then land belonging to the Pequot people. The town began to thrive when its fleet became active in the fur trade in the 1790s. A remnant of Stonington's seafarer years is the Lighthouse Museum, built in 1840.

Alas, the museum is only open on weekends after Labor Day, so I wasn't able to see the interior and the exhibit. One more reason to return to Stonington. 


The day is sunny and mostly clear, but the winds were not calm. It was so windy that it took at least three tries before I could close the car door.   

We'll be returning to Stonington in the next post for a look at The Velvet Mill, that's now become an event space and a home to restaurants, craftspeople and shops. My visit to Stonington wasn't long enough and I missed getting photographs of the beautifully preserved houses in the center of town. That, too, requires another visit there. But even with this omission I'm glad I can share one of my favorite places as part of Pink Saturday 

It's truly autumn in New York now. It's socks weather and I've come to the realization that eating outdoors may get a lot less pleasant as the weather is less cooperative. I'm trying to enjoy as much of the time outside as possible and remember that there is no bad weather, just bad clothes, or so I am told. I do think there will be some weather that will be much less conducive to enjoying lunch out of doors, even with heaters and tenting. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. 

12 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

It looks so lovely. And I am REALLY looking forward to touring the Velvet Mill! Did you buy anything there?

Martha said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Louca por porcelana said...

I enjoyed my tour with you!Happy day!

Marcia said...

I will have to remember to think about visiting Stonington once we can travel farther afield. Getting to know our new state NH, is first on our agenda but even that is hard with Covid.

Edna B said...

Such a beautiful scene. I love being by the ocean. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs.
It certainly looks a great place to visit.

All the best Jan

Susan Zarzycki said...

Your pictures of Stonington remind me of the lovely fishing village of Stonington, Maine. It's on the Island where I grew up and I still spend a lot of time there, visiting and caring for my 93 year old mother.💖

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks like a beautiful place to visit and revisit. So much to see and do there. Here it is quite chilly and raining so it's good to stay in and keep warm.

Nellie said...

Always adding to my “must visit” list! I need to use your services as my “tour director” whenever it’s safe to travel a distance again. What a lovely spot you visited!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We have been to Stonington, CT, several times, and always enjoyed walking around the shops. The streets can be a bit tricky to navigate as many were quite narrow as I recall. The water views alone are worth a return trip!

CHERI said...

We have never traveled to CT or really much of anywhere in that area. I did help chaperone a church youth trip to Philadelphia and Washington years ago, but needless to say my eyes were more on a group of teenagers than much of the sites! It's definitely on my Bucket List though to one day visit the beautiful New England area. I envy you your "sock weather." It's still as high in the 80s here...but at least it's not still in the high 90s!!!

Deb said...

Hi Buttercup. Your posts are always so interesting. I have never been to New England, but would sure like to go and see all those interesting things. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week.