Tag Archives: Soundview Drive

Pics Of The Day #2053

The weather got progressively nastier today. This was one view of Compo Beach … (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

… and another. (Photo/Matt Murray)

Pics Of The Day #2017

Flannel Halloween on Hillspoint … (Photo/Jerry Kuyper)

… and inflatable pumpkins on Soundview (Photo/Karen Como)

Pic Of The Day #2013

Skeletons on Soundview (Photo/Les Dinkin Fotografix)

Pics Of The Day #1981

Tonight’s brief but intense storm produced these scenes:

Storm clouds move over Compo Beach … (Photo/Brian Sikorski)

… and Soundview Drive … (Photo/Maureen Aron)

… and rain falls outside the Gorham Island office building … (Photo/Jill McGroarty)

… and then a rainbow at Compo … (Photo/Maureen Aron)

… and over the cannons … (Photo/Lana Diggin)

… and Sherwood Mill Pond, where the power is out … (Photo/Matt Murray)

… and this double rainbow over Compo Cove … (Photo/Tammy Barry)

… and over Saugatuck Shores … (Photo/Rindy Higgins)

… and on Long Lots Road, near the Hunt Club … (Photo/Ellen Patafio)

… and downtown, over the Saugatuck River … (Photo/Danny White)

… while nearby, this tree is down on Thomas Road (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Photo Challenge #402

For 400 weeks, our Photo Challenge has asked: “Where in Westport would you see this?”

Last week, it should have been: “What in Westport is this?”

Jerry Kuyper’s photo showed an alien-looking black object, against a blue sky. That was it. (Click here to see.)

Seth Schachter weighed in first. It was “managing multiple cables/wires from pole to pole,” he said. Marion Pietrowski noted something similar.

Right. Then Dan Herman narrowed it down further: “It’s called a banjo. Usually 2 within a short distance facing each other. They are used to store slack fiber optic cable in a cable run. The slack cable is used in lieu of splicing the fiber optic cable when the cable has to be relocated.”

Who knew?! (Well, Dan did.)

But then Michael Szeto added even more: “This is a loop structure attached to overhead cables between utility poles. There is usually one between 2 or 3 utility poles. You see them all along Compo Road South, and probably other parts of the town as well. In particular, there are 2 such loops between the 2 utility poles next to the Minute Man statue at the bottom of Minute Man Hill. I see them every day when I walk my dog.”

But leave it to Patricia McMahon, to correctly identify it as actually on Soundview Drive.

I don’t know how she knew. But I do know this: “06880” readers know their stuff.

This week, we’re back to “where in Westport would you see this?” If you know, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Ed Simek)

Pic Of The Day #1947

The view from Soundview (Photo/Sunil Hirani)

Pic Of The Day #1934

Soundview Drive, after dark (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Pic Of The Day #1871

Irises on Soundview Drive (Photo/Matt Murray)

Unsung Heroes #237

Parking stickers are already required. Lifeguards arrive soon. Another great beach season is almost here.

But a great beach season does not magically appear. It takes a ton of work. (Literally — moving tons of sand, for example.)

Tammy Barry was at Compo the other day. She saw several crews hard at work, making sure everything was ship-shape for summer.

Tammy thought they were doing unsung work. She’s right. Our Public Works and Parks & Recreation employees do so much, for all of us in Westport.

Unlike Tammy, most of us don’t see the work you do. But we absolutely appreciate it.

(Photos/Tammy Barry)

Do you know an Unsung Hero? Email 06880blog@gmail.com.


Pics Of The Day #1575

The scene at Soundview Drive … 

… and Winslow Park (Photos/Patricia McMahon)