Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I wandered around the downtown harbor area in Plymouth on this chilly windy day. Very few tourists here right now, mostly just us locals "of a certain age."  Parking is free and easy, the meters are covered with bags for the winter season. In this image, the Mayflower II sits quietly at dockside as winter edges ever closer.   The Mayflower II is a reproduction of the vessel that carried the Pilgrims from England to Massachusetts in 1620.

The Mayflower II's bowsprit is silhouetted against the sky.

These lines support the masts. I think these are properly called block and tackles used to hold the mast in place rather than lift something which is the usual purpose of a block and tackle. Archimedes invented this device back in the 200's BC and it has been considered one of the most important inventions by humankind.

It's quiet on the dinghy dock today - that's the dinghy dock not the dingy dock. Although it is somewhat dingy.

Mimicking a Downeast Maine tradition, a lobster trap and buoy Christmas tree has been constructed on the town pier. More "ornaments" have been added since I saw this.

A gull normally seeking handouts from car visitors at the town dock launch circles by the pedestrian bridge connecting the harbor breakwater.

The sunward side of the breakwater glows golden in the late afternoon light - fewer boats are anchored in the harbor, most have been moved for the winter.  No pedestrians walking the path either. (And yes, the sky and the gull are horribly over-exposed but I liked the feel of emptiness and desolation so I kept this image).

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