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Tag Archives: Compo Cove
Nearly half a year into the pandemic, it’s easy to dwell on what we miss.
The Memorial Day parade and July 4th fireworks. Large backyard barbecues. A normal school year. Life as we knew it.
But let’s not forget all that we have. Here in Westport, we are truly, bountifully blessed. We live in a loving, caring community. We have a broad array of resources to help us through.
And we have our beaches.
Staples High School senior Brandon Malin sent his drone flying over our shores. No matter how worried or down you feel, his astonishing photos will raise your spirits, and lift you high.
We don’t have a coronavirus vaccine yet. Until we do, these images are enough. (Click on or hover over to enlarge.)
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.
Hundreds — perhaps thousands — of dead fish washed up yesterday at Old Mill Beach and Compo Cove.
Health authorities and Harbor Watch are investigating.