Every Westporter knows Compo Beach.
Many know Old Mill; most know Burying (or is it Burial?) Hill Beach. Unless you live on Saugatuck Shores, you’re probably unaware of Canal Beach.
Of course we’re also blessed with Sherwood Island, the beautiful state park on Long Island Sound between Burying Hill and Old Mill.
But Alvord Beach? Who ever heard of that?
It was news to me too when Amy Schneider sent a photo of it. Turns out that’s the official name of “East Beach” — the section of Sherwood Island closest to (and separated only by a channel from) Burying Hill. (Click here to see.)
“Where is Alvord Beach?” was last week’s question, accompanying Amy’s photo.
Jonathan Maddock and Jalna Jaeger correctly identified the image as Sherwood Island. But only Chris Swan knew the exact location there.
How did Chris — one of the state park’s biggest fans — have the answer?
He looked in his membership package, from Friends of Sherwood Island.
So who was Mr. (or Ms.) Alvord?
That’s still a mystery. If you know, click “Comments” below.
Which is exactly what you should do if you know where you’d see this week’s artsy, almost-painting-like (but vaguely familiar?) Photo Challenge: