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Sunset at the Mouth of the Connecticut River | Photo Journal


Connecticut River Sunset

One of our favorite things to do on steamy, sultry weekend nights in the summer is to drive down to the beach and have a leisurely dinner out at the local Connecticut shoreline restaurants.

We know all the local favorite dining spots, far off the beaten tourist path, many with either direct waterfront views, or views of the beautiful salt marshes and wildlife refuges.

Saturday night found us in Old Lyme, Connecticut and afterward we know where the best scenic vistas and views are for taking in the sunset.

This photo is from the Old Lyme side of the mouth of the Connecticut River, looking towards Old Saybrook and the marinas (think of the late actress Katherine Hepburn and Fenwick and Cornfield Point.)

I can still smell the salt air!
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  1. Awesome picture! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy WW!
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  2. So pretty! I can kinda smell it too and I wasn’t even there! LOL!
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  3. Beautiful! I haven’t been to Old Lyme in so long. I love when you post CT pics. :)
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  4. Very beautiful.
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  5. What a beautiful area! Looks so serene!

  6. Wow that is gorgeous. Happy WW!
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  7. I love pictures of sunsets. Nice shot.
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  8. Beautiful picture! Looks like an awesome place to visit!

  9. Beautiful, thanks for sharing, one day, one day I’ll get out to the East Coast!
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  10. So pretty. Makes me dream of being by the ocean, which I love so much.
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  11. Beautiful photo! Happy WW!

  12. It’s a beautiful sunset. You can see how humid it was by how hazy the skyline is.
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  13. Hi Cindi.
    Many people don’t even realize how beautiful Connecticut really is.
    Hope your summer is going well :)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday!
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  14. Gorgeous pic! I love to watch the sunset. Happy WW!

  15. It makes me wish I was there. Beautiful picture.
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  16. Great picture. My Wordless Wednesday picture this week is also vacation oriented. It is of people dancing on the pier after sunset at Wellfleet Harbor on Cape Cod. Not quite as close as Old Lyme, but a great time.
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  17. That is just beautiful… glad I visited here today.,

    My granddaughter Victoria

  18. Great shot. Very Pretty!
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  19. GORGEOUS sunset!
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  20. Oh well I suppose I should click the participant box huh!
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  21. Beautiful picture–I love sunsets.
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  22. Great photo! There is nothing like a nice, casual dinner with a waterfront view. It really is one of my favorite things. Happy WW!
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  23. Oh, the memories…. wlaking down there with old boyfriends, eating seafood, the smell of the air, the sound of the gulls… Thanks for helping me remember!!
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  24. wow- that is so beautiful!! I would love to live there!
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  25. oops- forgot to check the box!

  26. that’s a lovely pic

  27. There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful sunset. Gorgeous picture.
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  28. Cindi,
    What a great picture. I can see how you look forward to dinner on the waterfront.

    Enjoy the weekend.
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  29. *siggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh* Won’t come soon enough!

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