Drawbridge

August 21, 2012

The Fishmonger

Despite having eaten at the Fishmonger dozens of times, the definition of a “fishmonger” was never clear to me. After a few Google searches, I discovered this means “someone who sells fish and seafood” which is certainly true of this authentic New England perched on one of the East Coast’s most cherished fishing meccas. With fresh fish served daily, the atmosphere in this wharf-turned-dining-room is perfect for a meal by the sea. Add the fabulous views of Great Harbor and the drawbridge, and you really cannot go wrong. Everyone loves watching the channel as tall sailboats pass through the Woods […]
July 13, 2012

Summer People, Summer Not

Have you ever seen a road open up like the massive jaw of a great white, the asphalt, curb and yellow lines lifting together in one flat precarious mass, and reaching skywards as a lone sailboat passes on the water below?  This spectacle happens every hour in Woods Hole in summer, as the Water Street drawbridge opens to let boats in and out of the protected marina called Eel Pond. It’s quite a sight to see – a mast floating past steel girders, sunburnt boaters below waving up to the crowd, traffic halted with people on bikes, scooters, vintage cars […]