Mr S and I recently spent a wonderful day in Rockport at the Motif # 1 festival. Mr S has a cousin who resides in Rockport with his family, and we had a fantastic day with extended family visiting this quaint seaside town.
The main attraction here is Motif number one, which is the replica of a former fishing shack that was destroyed during the blizzard of '78. The shack has become a favorite subject for artists and photographers due to the lighting of it's location and it's symbol of New England maritime life.
The artist colony was recognized on this day with a display of some of the local artist's work.
Another attraction of the downtown area is Bearskin Neck, which is a quaint area of old fisherman and lobstermen shacks that have been turned into shops, galleries, and restaurants.
We were treated with a visit of this Mama Mallard with her babies.
Later in the day, we stopped to have drinks and a bite to eat at Roy Moore's Fish Shack
The sun set while we were having dinner, and I was excited to go back out and revisit the area in the beautiful twilight.
It was a perfect day!