Wednesday, June 10, 2015

More Havre de Grace

My niece spotted this Great Blue Heron while we were walking along the wooden promenade that runs along the edge of the water next to the head of the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, Maryland. A look at the next picture will show you just how far away he was before I zoomed in on him with my camera. He is standing on a big rock that is just under the surface of the water.

A family of geese was swimming by right in front of us when I took this shot of the bay from the promenade. The Great Blue Heron from the shot above is that tiny spot (I drew a small arrow pointing to him) way back there in the water just to the right of that tree. I took both of these pictures while standing in the same place.

A little further down the promenade is the Concord Point Lighthouse. I think this is the cutest and smallest lighthouse I have ever seen!

A closeup of the top of the lighthouse.

Across the street and behind the lighthouse is the Concord Point Keeper's House. A history of the lighthouse and the keeper's house can be found by going to this link.


After walking around town and browsing in a few of the antique shops, we ate an early dinner at the Tidewater Grille. The crab cakes were delicious and this was our view as we dined outside. You can see two Amtrack trains on the bridge coming towards each other (different tracks of course!) from opposite directions. This railroad bridge crosses the Susquehanna River right before it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. As you might have noticed from my pictures, it was a little cloudy when we first got there, but by the end of the day the sun had come out.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday and Water World Wednesday.

22 comments:

VP said...

The lighthouse is fascinating, and all of this place looks so beautiful...

biebkriebels said...

That heron seems to stand on the water, cute picture. I like the other photo's too, nice to see the waterfront.

Revrunner said...

Looks a lot like the Old Point Comfort lighthouse in Hampton, Virginia, although shorter still.

Karl Demetz said...

The lighthouse is really very cute, Lois, but that first fellow with the white beard made me smile, I don't know why...

cieldequimper said...

It's been too long since I've been on the East Coast. This is lovely Lois!

TexWisGirl said...

great shot of the heron! love the cute lighthouse, too!

Tanya Breese said...

it is a cutie! how funny that i would have point comfort lighthouse today! great shot of the heron!

Kate said...

The photo of the heron is wonderful and the lighthouse is a little beauty.

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day, Lois, and I do love the heron and the lighthouse!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the fun and the beauty! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

Sharon Anck said...

Such beautiful scenes today! I love them. You have a zoom like mine! I love it. The things I can catch are amazing.

Birdman said...

Nice zoom work. That's a long way off.

William Kendall said...

The lighthouse is a beauty. We see that kind of herons, along with green herons, here in summer. I enjoy watching their focus while they're fishing.

Lea said...

Wonderful! Zoom lens are like magic!

Halcyon said...

Looks like a very quaint town! And I love herons, always a treat to see one.

Margaret Adamson said...

I like the Heron and lighthouse shots.

PAK said...

I met heron some days ago, but I couldn't take a photo... To see the heron here is a nice thing :)

eileeninmd said...

It is a cute lighthouse. Love the heron and the geese. Wonderful shots from Havre de Grace!

Marie C said...

Great longshot! And I love the lighthouse and keeper's house. Lovely post!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous -- and so interesting. And that restaurant sounds like my kind of place; a water view and good seafood. Heaven!

Adam Jones said...

Yes, the Heron shot is super.

Lowell said...

I'm so sorry that I missed a few of your posts, not having realized that you are back home. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of this historic place. Your photos are superb and great fun to look at!

The looks like a fancy house for a lighthouse keeper! It's delightful as is the lighthouse! And you took a perfect photo of the Great Blue Heron!

Neil said...

Great shot of the Heron and the little lighthouse.