August 8, 2006

across the bay


View across Ipswich Bay on a clear morning. I noticed this particular hillside because new contact lenses have brought distant views into focus for me. I'm fascinated by the way details now resolve. (The downside of these lenses: I need reading glasses for laptop and newspapers... rites of passage.)

Posted by EGP at August 8, 2006 12:04 PM

I think I know where you're staying on your vacation. I know that hill from our trips up the Annisquam River in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The hill was used for filming The Crucible with Daniel Day Lewis (
It's called a drumlin and is smooth because it was rounded over by the glacier that once melted at this point.
Hope you enjoy the time with us.

Posted by: EasyDiverChris at August 9, 2006 10:54 AM

We learned about drumlins in eighth grade earth science - but I never realized that this hill was one of them. Neat-o.

(My parents live in Annisquam, so the bay view has long been a familiar one to me... it is wonderful to be here.)

Posted by: Elizabeth at August 9, 2006 2:06 PM

i still remember the first day of wearing glasses. We went to the eyeglass doctor in Sears, i walked out of the dim office into a bright store and colors were popping out everywhere. i'm in the same boat you are now, but i wear gradated bifocals. it's heck on the neck at the computer. i love the hill you can see. thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Rebecca at August 10, 2006 9:51 PM