Tag Archives: Saugatuck Shores

Pic Of The Day #201

Saugatuck Shores — with its new bridge — from a drone. (Instagram photo via @danielrosenkranzphoto)

High Noon: High Tide

Just a few weeks after opening, the new Saugatuck Island bridge is closed again.

The bridge is fine. It’s Mother Nature — or perhaps climate change — that’s the problem.

Today is lovely. The sun is out; the air is crisp.

But high tide was at noon. It came during a near full moon. Here’s the result:

(Photos/Gene Borio)

Gene Borio – an alert “06880” reader and Saugatuck Shores neighbor who took these photos — notes: “There are free tide apps available. Saugatuck Island residents need to start downloading them.”

Pic Of The Day #85

Reflections in a Saugatuck Shores house (Photo/Gene Borio)

Pic Of The Day #12

Saugatuck Shores (Photo/Nancy Greenspan Wilson)

Sun Shines; Shores Flood

It’s beautiful here in Westport. Sunny, a tad nippy — a typical February 9.

But even on a day like today, Saugatuck Shores worries about water. Betsy P. Kahn photographed these high-tide scenes late this morning:

Saugatuck Shores flooding 1 - Feb 9 2016 - Betsy P Kahn

Saugatuck Shores flooding 2 - Feb 9 2016 - Betsy P Kahn
Betsy was visiting a friend on Marsh Road. She got this far:

Saugatuck Shores flooding 3 - Feb 9 2016 - Betsy P Kahn

(Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

(Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)

Meanwhile, not far away on Saugatuck Island, Yvonne Marks captured this much sandier scene:

(Photo/Yvonne Marks)

Click on or hover over any photo to enlarge. (Photo/Yvonne Marks)

 

Blizzard of 2016: Late Afternoon Report

We’ve still got a few more hours of this. So put another log on the fire, open up one more bottle of wine, and enjoy these wonderful views of Westport in winter. (Click on or hover over to enlarge)

Snow bunny #1...

Snow bunny #1…

...snow bunny #2...

…snow bunny #2…

...and #3. (Photos above/Irene Penny)

…and #3. (Photos above/Irene Penny)

...and another. (Photos/John Videler)

One view from John Videler…

One view from John Videler...

…and another, with a bit of color from the flag. (Photo/John Videler)

Compo Beach, from the (relative) comfort of a Soundview Drive home. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

Compo Beach, from the (relative) comfort of a Soundview Drive home. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

No picnics today on South Beach! (Photo/Briana Walegir)

No picnics today on South Beach! (Photo/Briana Walegir)

You know that old saying about "neither snow nor rain..."? (Photo/Fred Cantor)

You know that old saying about “neither snow nor rain…”? (Photo/Fred Cantor)

No word from Metro-North on whether (weather?) there was "Good Service" today. (Photo/Fred Cantor)

No word from Metro-North on whether (weather?) there was “Good Service” today. (Photo/Fred Cantor)

It was slow going -- just as the sign says -- on Saugatuck Shores today. (Photo/Gene Borio)

It was slow going — just as the sign says — on Saugatuck Shores today. (Photo/Gene Borio)

A serene scene on Highland Road. Look closely though: That's an unplowed driveway there at the bottom of the photo. (Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

A serene scene on Highland Road. Look closely though: That’s an unplowed driveway at the bottom of the photo. (Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

Blizzard bonus feature: Seagulls were out surfing at Compo. Thanks to Dee Dee Scanlin, Chip Stephens and Betsy Pollak for sharing!

 

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)

Happy New Year From Canal Beach

Canal is not as well known as Westport’s other beaches — Compo, Old Mill and Burying Hill.

But the view from Saugatuck Shores — captured here today by nearby resident Gene Borio — proves that it is just as beautiful as anywhere else in town.

(Photo/Gene Borio)

Click or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Gene Borio)

The View From Canal Road

Sure, the weather has been cold and icy for weeks. But there’s a certain beauty in all that cold and ice — if you know where to look.

Gene Borio does. Here are 3 very cool views, from his perch on Saugatuck Shores.

The Saugatuck River, looking toward Westport.

The Saugatuck River, looking toward Westport.

Long Island Sound. In the distance: the ice-encrusted lighthouse, and Research Island.

Long Island Sound. In the distance: the ice-encrusted lighthouse.

"No Diving No Jumping." No kidding. (Photos/Gene Borio)

“No Diving No Jumping.” No kidding. (Photos/Gene Borio)

Red Sky At Night…

On Sunday, “06880” heralded the arrival of the Blizzard of Even Before The Universe Was Created with a photo headlined: “Red Sky At Morning…

48 hours later we are pleased to post this shot, by alert reader Gene Borio. He took it at dusk, by Canal Beach on Saugatuck Shores.

Canal Park - Gene Borio - January 27, 2015

Looks like some nice weather ahead!