Westport Waves — From Burying Hill To Saugatuck Shores

There’s a lull in the storm right now. But if you haven’t been out and about, here are a few scenes from opposite ends of town. Click on or hover over photos to enlarge.

The gatehouse at Burying Hill Beach. (Photo/Nico Eisenberger)

The gatehouse at Burying Hill Beach. (Photo/Nico Eisenberger)

One view from atop the actual "Burying Hill"...

One view from atop the actual “Burying Hill”…

...and another. (Photos/Nico Eisenberger)

…and another. (Photos/Nico Eisenberger)

Not fit for man or beast? Photographer Nico Eisenberger -- and his dog Griffin -- beg to differ.

Not fit for man or beast? Photographer Nico Eisenberger — and his dog Griffin — beg to differ.

The Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach seems surprisingly calm, just before high tide. (Photo/Steve Axthelm)

The Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach seems surprisingly calm, just before high tide… (Photo/Steve Axthelm)

...but not so Compo Beach itself. (Photo/Steve Axthelm)

…but not so Compo Beach itself. (Photo/Steve Axthelm)

Here's the scene on Soundview Drive. (Photo/Steve Axthelm)

Here’s the scene on Soundview Drive. (Photo/Steve Axthelm)

See the water lapping against the white fence at the bottom of this photo? That shouldn't be there. It's Canal Road. (Photo/Mark Bates)

See the water lapping against the white fence at the bottom of this photo? That shouldn’t be there. It’s Canal Road. (Photo/Mark Bates)

5 responses to “Westport Waves — From Burying Hill To Saugatuck Shores

  1. Descriptive photographs. (((Griffin)))

  2. Michelle Benner

    Thanks for the photos, I always love knowing what’s going on down by the water during storms. We live only a mile up the road from Elvira’s, but on days like today it’s just a little too far to venture over for a look. It would be fun if we had a few live webcams set up at Compo, Burying Hill, and Longshore! 🙂

  3. Wonderful posting, Mr. Woog. Loved the photos. We’re getting hammered here. Expecting some two feet when all is said and done. Enjoyed these conditions more in circa 1978. Hope all is safe and warm where you are in Westport! TT

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    • Thanks, Tom, for the report from New Jersey. And yes, I remember ’78 well. The Brown University community responded magnificently, helping the rest of Rhode Island — after tobogganning down from 2nd-floor windows!

  4. Sharon Paulsen

    Thanks Dan! So interesting to see these places during storms.

    It’s times like these, and pretty much ONLY times like these, that I’m glad I don’t live on the water.

    Scary seeing the Canal Road shot. My Dad lived on Saugatuck for short time, (and Mill Beach, and Greens Farms) back in the 1970’s, and I always had a vague feeling that it was a precarious place to own a home – childhood foreshadowing perhaps?

    But oh I do love the salty air.

    Thanks!