Why We Love Westport

It’s been a great summer, weather-wise.  Weekend after weekend — and most 🙂  weekdays too — Mother Nature has hooked us up.

Our always-beautiful town has, in many ways, never looked better.  Say what you will about the ills that buffet Westport, and the country; this has been a kick-ass summer.

Before it gets away, we should reflect on a few familiar summer scenes.  And think, for a moment, how lucky we are to have them.

Sure, it's a downtown business district, with chain stores up the wazoo. But a few steps away flows a fine little river. And there are plenty of places to watch it go by.

The inlet leading to -- and, when the tide turns, from -- Sherwood Mill Pond is one of Westport's hidden wonders. The wooden bridge leading to Compo Cove is a special place to see (and span) it.

The stretch of land at the end of Compo Beach is called Schlaet's Point. Countless bikers, joggers, walkers and slowing drivers know it as one of the prettiest spots in town. This summer, for the first time in memory, it's even attracted swimmers.

There's nothing like a sunset on Compo's South Beach. Though a moonrise there is pretty cool too.

Every day at the beach is not, well, a day at the beach. But even storm clouds can be beautiful.

7 responses to “Why We Love Westport

  1. For the best moonrise, be at Burying Hill Beach–August 13th.

  2. I haven’t lived in Westport since 1959, yet it will always have a place in my heart.

  3. The best moonrise will really be August 15 at 8:29, 1/2 hour after the sun has set!

  4. The Dude Abides

    My buddy hit a high 4 iron on the 15th hole yesterday. It cleared the magnificent maple tree line to the left, soared to where you could almost see the bright white of the Longshore Club House in the background and then settled on the lucious green of the manicured putting surface. Two bounces and in the hole for a hole in one! No such beauty, without not dissing your photos, could be seen in Westport yesterday. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy with the exception of myself. Lucky bastard!

  5. Beautiful pics.

  6. Whenever I visit I love walking along the rive on that pathway by the Library and Pavilion. Really wish that had been there when I lived there.

  7. Richard Lawrence Stein

    To know it!!! Is to love it!!!! Dan you have noted the many known places…. But it’s the secret or off places that also make it!!! I dare not speak of them or promote the known ones…. Discover our lovely lovable Westport on your own!!!