Category Archives: Eco-tourism

It’s Working!

Okay, let’s rephrase that: it’s working if we all chip in together.        As I indicated in today’s Daily News article, The History of Yankee Homecoming, which I have in it’s ‘unabridged’ version here; the whole point of Yankee Homecoming is … Continue reading

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Tips on whale watching

I figure since more and more non-locals are sneaking views on my blog and website who are making plans to come to Newburyport; it might be a good thing to give some tips on things to do and enjoy in our area. … Continue reading

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Plum Island – Just something to do!

I call them little adventures – like the time I rode out and explored the Devils Den, or took a hike around Kent Island with its pedestrian bridge over the train tracks; or driving to and then climbing Old Town … Continue reading

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Newburyport’s Seagulls – The Symbols of Romance

“I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect.     But also, it was a mysterious thing.” –Brian Skerry One of … Continue reading

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Last Project Standing

Perhaps I’m slightly exaggerating but its becoming quite a tense subject around the City of Newburyport. For years, the dark siders, the NAID’ers, the extreme right and the Libertarians, as well as those who make money off the city’s contracts; … Continue reading

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Historic Preservationist Goals for the City

Why do they keep pestering us?      Why don’t they shut up?      What are they constantly going on about?      Why are they so persistent? Well, I’ll tell you. To protect a National Heritage and Treasure for Posterity, To promote and prosper … Continue reading

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Mix it all together and what do we get?

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – King James Version Though ‘vision’ here actually refers to the Word of God, we can actually extend the reference to the concept … Continue reading

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