Wednesday, September 14, 2011

gas house beach

Gas House BeachThis small community beach is located on Little Harbor in one of the oldest sections of the Marblehead waterfront. It was here, in 1629, that the first settlers established the "plantacion" called "Marble Harbor." Gashouse Beach got its name from the gas generating plant that burned coal there in the late 1800's to create gas for the town's street and house lamps. Gashouse Beach is located on Gashouse Lane, off Orne Street.





The kiddos and I hit the road on the bike yesterday in hopes of discovering some place new.  If I hadn't glanced down this narrow road I would have missed this beach.  


To my left.

To my right.

And in front of me, a little behind.


A kayak coming in.

A paddle board going out.

At low tide you can walk to that island to the right of the frame.



Seaweed locked onto a mussel makes for a perfect...

microphone!


And of course we picked up some red velvet cupcakes.  They each took one bite...

and guess who ate the rest?  

*wink*

15 comments:

demie said...

its always so wonderful at the seaside! good you enjoyed it : ) hadn`t notice you have an etsy shop, going to visit right away... tell if you need some promotion help ; )

demie said...

ok. i suppose you still working on it : ) looking forward to visit when ready : )

Makeminemidcentury said...

Gorgeous! The whole thing made me laugh!

Lil Muse Lily said...

looks lovely. being in the mountains for a month i didn't think i missed the beach until i saw your pics. good thing we will be at the beach on saturday. :)

Zachary Fannin said...

Wonderful post! I like how you made a short story out of your adventure. Great find, too.

Big Fan!

Kelli said...

I'm so jealous!! It looks so beautiful there. I can't imagine living so close to the ocean.... wait I do. but it looks so much cooler in your pictures.

Color Land said...

Lovely place, the entire post makes me happy!
It's a pleasure to stop by and read your blog!
And those cupcakes look soooooo yummy......

Have a nice day!

Peggy Ray said...

Wonderful! Exquisite pix! And soon I get to sample this beautiful scenery with you! On my way tomorrow!

Patrice A. said...

jealous!
what a fine place
and what a fine bunch of images
you made me smile
....
;))

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

ha ha ha...
i've always been attracted to red velvet cake, it's just that, hm, so much colouring goes into it, doesn't there? i mean, is it replacable by any other deep red colouring whatever, to make it a little more natural, do you think?
you've had a good time, yeah?

Patrice A. said...

hi!

today I started
a new blog
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Lilli said...

Now I know where to find a microphone, the next time I need one. Those cupcakes looks terribly good, as does your life, Rachel.
Thank you for leaving such beautiful words for me.
Much love, Lilli

sarabaldwin said...

Are you kidding me? I am so jealous right now.

Also, love the microphone. Ha!

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dearest Rachel,
sometimes I wonder that I can't find my comment here.... but then I remember that I only commented in my mind...

I love the painting of yours (you and Greta) for 9/11... its full of hope.

And I love your discoveries by bike (sometimes dreams come true, don't they?). What a wonderful beach. There is so much peace. With your beautiful kiddos... they are lucky kiddos.
How is your house... colours inside? wallpapers? furniture? view out of the windows? How are you?

Love,
Ariane.

Elisabeth said...

I agree with MMMC: Gorgeous! I travel a bit in my brain as usual. Here in Sweden we wear autumn parkas now. I ran my bike to work with an umbrella over my head. As I dream of picking shells on a beach.

x