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:
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:
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:
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!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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.
What a great ride!