Autumn Colors in New England
It is by the Connecticut, former shipbuilding, Transatlantic trade and fishing centre that you enter New England. At Mystic Seaport, the vessels moored along the wharf in the fog, including the last wooden whaler, seem ready for new campaigns. Here were built the fastest clippers ships of the nineteenth century. From picturesque villages with enchanting anchorages, the fishing port of Gloucester, (the oldest of the U.S.) to the Port Clyde one, from colonial homes with fall foliage, you feel everywhere beating the heart of New England.
The walk continues through Rhode Island, its large beaches, its fishing derbies, and the must of yachting: Newport, home of the America's Cup regattas and the Mecca of classical yachting. Block Island, hides secluded beaches, wild caps, old lighthouses and Victorian hotels, in a decor impregnated with Atlantic.
We then enter Massachusetts marked with colonial history as attests Marblehead north of Boston, with its magnificent houses of eighteenth century. The 300 km coastline of Cape Cod offer places of paradise for lovers of line fishing, like those who go on a 4x4 to Race Point, north of the peninsula. This is the area of cranberries, blending their red colour in the shimmering tones of an Indian summer. To collect the berries at the autumn, they flood the bogs while batters trace the fruit floating on the surface. When the coast is rocky and rugged it is a sign that you arrived in Maine. Its main port, Portland, is specialized in the successful lobster fishing. Buoys decorate the buildings and are swinging on the sea, like colourful touches.
View from the Sea, the whole coast of New England is marked by exceptional homes and lighthouses. Such as Boston Harbor (the oldest of the United States), or the very photogenic lighthouse of Portland.
Texte : Anne Jankeliowitch