Category Archives: Beach

Pic Of The Day #1009

The scene from Sherwood Island State Park (Photo/Taryn Bolotin)

Photo Challenge #264

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: “06880” readers are good.

I was sure that last week’s Photo Challenge would stump almost everyone. Susan Ross’ image showed a flip-flop, tea cup, cameo jewelry, and random other, less identifiable objects. (Click here for the photo.)

It was colorful. But how could anyone identify it?

Almost immediately, Seth Schachter did.

He was followed, rapid-fire, by Jennifer Kobetitsch, Betsy Kahn, Sarah Halevi, India Penney, Julie McMahon, Tina Green, Luke Garvey, Michelle Vitulich, Leslie Petersen, Polly Temple, Darcy Sledge and J. Seideman.

All nailed it: The mosaic surrounding one of the parking garages behind the houses on Old Mill Beach. It’s just to the left of the first footbridge heading to Compo Cove.

I know the bridges and walking paths between Sherwood Mill Pond and Long Island Sound are a popular — if hidden — Westport gem.

But the parking garages are off to the side, little noticed, even obscure. And the mosaic is at the end of the lot. Most people’s attention is focused on the water.

At least, that’s what I thought.

Congratulations to our eagle-eyed readers. A special shout-out to Betsy Kahn — a gifted photographer herself — who added this information about the artist, Claudia Schattman:

“She is one of the coolest artists in town. And people can hire her for special mosaics, pottery and photography. She does installations with all mediums and sizes.”

This week’s Photo Challenge is far less colorful. Will it be as easy? If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Mark Mathias)

Pic Of The Day #1006

Compo Beach: South Beach bathroom at night (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Pic Of The Day #997

Ned Dimes Marina (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Pic Of The Day #996

Compo Beach, in winter (Photo/Christopher Saxe)

Pics Of The Day #987

Today’s rain was not particularly heavy. The wind was not especially strong. But it was enough to cause these scenes down at Compo Beach.

South Beach (Photo/Chip Stephens)

The cannons (Photo/Chip Stephens)

Soundview Drive (Photo/Matt Murray)

Soundview jetty (Photo/Matt Murray)

Schlaet’s Point (Photo/Matt Murray)

The Minute Man monument (Photo/Matt Murray)

Compo Beach Road (Photo/Matt Murray)

Pic Of The Day #984

Cannon dog (Photo/Charlotte Axthelm)

Pic Of The Day #979

First sunset of winter: Last night at Burying Hill Beach (Photo/Lucy Zeko)

Pics Of The Day #975

Special “morning ice in Westport” edition!

This morning’s ice, on Cross Highway …  (Photo/Tom Wambach)

… and Old Hill Road … (Photo/Joel Treisman)

… and Edgemarth Hill Road … (Photo/Nicholas Hatsiandrou)

… and Indian River Green … (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

… and Compo Beach … (Betsy P. Kahn)

… and in Greens Farms … (Photo/David Squires)

… and the Minute Man … (Photo/Tammy Barry)

… and Longshore … (Photo/Tammy Barry)

… and the Old Hill neighborhood … (Photo/Chuck Greenlee)

… and the Compo Beach playground … (Photo/Dave Dellinger)

… and Bittersweet Lane, off Cob Drive … (Photo/Ellen Patafio)

… and Greens Farms Road at Maple Avenue South … (Photo/Dick Lowenstein)

… and Highland Road … (Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

… and Keenes Road … (Photo/Johanna Rossi)

… and Greens Farms Elementary School, from Crate & Barrel. (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #972

Pocket park near Compo Cove (Photo/Molly Alger)