Viewed from the boat, Newburyport has the look of an old New England town.
Though prosperous today, I learned from one shopkeeper that by 1970 the central area had fallen into such disrepair that it came close to being demolished. At the last minute, a decision was made to rebuild rather than tear down, and rehabilitation began in the early 1970’s.
Thus it was that the historic architecture and heritage of the town was preserved.
Now there is a diversity of shops, restaurants and businesses contributing to Newburyport having become a popular tourist destination.
What struck me was how much brick there was. Even the sidewalks were brick, and it was interesting to note the varying patterns.
Like in many New England towns, flowers brighten the sidewalks
and provide opportunity for creative display.
One day may not have been long enough to experience all Newburyport has to offer, but that was time enough to be left with a sweet memory. In case you are wondering, this is a s’mores pizza. If you ever have occasion to try one, I suggest having friends share it so you don’t get sugar overdose!
Now it’s back to the boat to ready for the next phase of this boating adventure.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind