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I’ve been through New England in a car with no plan

My entire summer was a jig-saw puzzle to assemble. Trips, subleases, weddings, births, and work were spaced out just so, as to make every two-week chunk a mystery until it was present. All flights were booked dangerously close to the week of departure, some including feline carry-ons and 12 hour durations.

On top of air chaos, I often didn’t know where I was going to be living or how to coordinate the housing of my cat (while she was still being a vagabond in New York). Newly cat-free and with a new job supplying accommodations for nine months out of the year, I decided against having a place in New York City and got a subletter lined up immediately.

There was a lapse of time between leaving my apartment and the start of work accommodations, leaving me temporarily homeless and living out of bags – something I tend to enjoy. During one of those weeks, I decided to rent a car and witness a region I’ve barely visited: New England.

Until I can whip up a fantastic video, here is a photoblog courtesy of my Blackberry.

Driving out of Queens, NY in my first rental car

Driving out of Queens in my first rental car

Reaching Mystic, CT at dusk to witness fishermen and draw bridges

Reaching Mystic, CT at dusk to witness fishermen and draw bridges

Beautiful blue light at dusk around the marina

Beautiful blue light at dusk around the marina

Stalked by a skunk on a run

Stalked by a skunk while exploring Mystic at night

Harbour Inn & Cottage in Mystic, CT

The woodsy Harbour Inn & Cottage in Mystic, CT where I soaked in a hot tub by the marina

French toast with apple and cheddar at Kitchen Little in Mystic, CT

French toast with apple and cheddar at Kitchen Little in Mystic, CT

Too bad I skipped the eggs

Too bad I skipped the eggs

Cape Cod's Chatham coast where JAWS had some scenes filmed

Cape Cod’s Chatham coast where JAWS had some scenes filmed

First bowl of clam chowder in a fitting place - Cape Cod

First bowl of clam chowder in a fitting place – Cape Cod

Sunrise off Cape Ann, the filming location and real life setting for "The Perfect Storm"

Sunrise off Cape Ann, the filming location and real life setting for The Perfect Storm

Seasick while whale watching, but well worth it

Seasick while whale watching, but well worth it

Gloucester had that crusty charm I was hoping to find

Gloucester had that crusty charm I was hoping to find

Beautiful skies while driving toward Irene and New York City

Beautiful skies while driving toward Hurricane Irene and New York City

Await with bated breath the real deal documentation.

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2 Comments

  1. Phillips

    That sounds as a lifetime experience. Great photos!

    October 20, 2011 at 08:19 | Permalink
  2. Lindsay Clark

    Thanks, Phillips. I’m trying to approach the United States with different eyes than I have previously. I think it makes for a better domestic viewpoint and potentially cheaper, more frequent travels.

    December 20, 2011 at 13:12 | Permalink

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