Friday, July 3, 2015

Westport, NY

A short two hour cruise up Lake Champlain brought us to Westport, NY on Monday, June 29.   Here we stayed at an anchorage near Westport Marina.  We had a nice dinner of leftovers on board.
Westport anchorage view
The next morning we took the dinghy into town and spent a few hours exploring.  This town is tiny but very pretty and well-maintained with beautiful older homes on the main and side streets. 
Westport LynnWestport churchWestport store
We met a friendly realtor who has a home in Florida and she encouraged us to visit the local library.  The library was in an historic stone building with a still functioning clock tower.  The librarian invited us to climb the stairs to see the clock from the inside.  She didn’t seem to have any qualms about sending people up an extremely narrow and steep staircase.  It was fun! And the library was in a gorgeous setting overlooking the lake.
Westport libraryWestport clockWestport view
The town was getting ready to celebrate its bicentennial over July 4 so it was festooned with red, white and blue bunting (sorry no pix)!  We walked along a rapid brook that wound through the downtown area and under one of the main streets.  A walking path had been created that we could use to follow it as it flowed through the town. 
Westport stream1Westport Jonny
We stopped at the ship’s store at the marina and Jonny bought himself a jacket he’s been wanting.   Afterwards, we had lunch at the marina’s waterfront restaurant.  That night I swear we saw what looked like a sampling of the northern lights!
Westport sunset

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