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Monday, June 12, 2017

Motif Number one Day, Rockport MA

Rockport MA is a beautiful seaside town located 40 miles Northeast of Boston. There is a lot of history in this town, and today it is known for it's beautiful rocky coastline and beaches, and for it's lobster fishing and local artists.

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!


  1. Sounds like perfect day Carol! I love Rockport! What a great place to take pictures...they are all beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy. I LOVED it there. Can you believe I'd never been there?

  2. What a happy excursion! Family and fotos! Nice story set with great viewpoints. The Motif is #1 ~

    1. Thank you so much Cynthia. It sure is beautiful there!