Sunday, August 19, 2012

Motorcycle ride to the past.

I had the pleasure to ride my Harley with my friends to Conn. this weekend and stayed at my buddy's daughters camp on Hayward Lake . I don't know what town it's in but I saw what living should be like and the pace we should be living at.

I love living in Lowell and I go about making a living every day but when I take a putt with my buddy's we end up somewhere I have never been and see these little towns and talk to the locals I wonder if a simple life in a rural place is the answer.

The lake we stayed on was beautiful and the bass fishing was unbelievable. The water was clear and clean and you could tell by looking at the fish because they were bright and healthy. The country side was also beautiful with rolling hills and open space and old farm houses on large parcels of land.

My buddy Paul and I took a putt on Sat. and got lost on purpose and ended up on dirt roads for miles and had to stop and let a flock of turkeys cross the road. We also found a old cemetery with many unmarked graves but some from the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War ...very cool.

At night the locals came out to the beach and whooped it up with a band and danced the night away.
They had home cooked side dishes and a 50/ 50 raffle and were very kind to us .

I don't know but it reminded me of a earlier time in my life when we would go to my uncles lake house in the early 60's. I'm very happy that there are still places like the one I found this weekend.

I still don't know what town I was in but it was a beautiful and happy place.

Sea Ya
The Capt..

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fish Tale Diner Closed

I've been meaning to write about the Fish Tale Diner closing last month at Bridge Marina.
It was originally the Agawam Diner and was moved behind Stripers Rest. at Bridge Marina.
It was a classic diner with wooden booths and a long counter and small juke boxes at every table.

It was my favorite place to grab breakfast in the morning before going down to the boat. It was always packed every weekend from the time they opened at 5am with customers getting on the fishing boats from the Clipper Fleet and stayed that way with fisherman ,tourist and locals till it closed at 1pm.

Two years ago they built a large deck on the back of the diner over looking Newburyport Harbor. They had picnic tables with umbrellas and large flower box's around the rails. The view was great and so was the food.

I don't know why it closed but rumors were the building inspectors came it and told them they needed sprinkler systems and handicap bathrooms and handicap access and the upgrades were to costly.
It's a shame  that its gone and will be missed by alot of folks.

I don't like change

Sea Ya
The Capt.