Monthly Archives: March 2010

Aspetuck Land Trust’s Haskins Preserve

I took these pictures at the Haskins Preserve, sixteen acres of open space right in the heart of a Westport neighborhood. (Click on any photo to enlarge it. ) Owned by the Asptetuck Land Trust, the preserve features well-marked trails, benches to sit on, two small ponds, and a couple of rippling brooks. A number of the trees are labelled.

A couple with their dogs were enjoying the preserve, too. Some workers were also cleaning up from the storm a few weeks back. I’d hoped to see some birds and brought my binoculars. I guess I was a little late in the day, though.

Others have different ideas of what to do with open space. A car stopped on the street, and a teenage boy emerged and tossed a lunch bag into one of the ponds. Ten boys, armed with pellet (?) guns and assembled at the entrance gate, were dividing themselves into teams. “What are you doing?” I asked, curious. “”Just hanging out,” one of them said. A sign at the entrance says No Paintball Games.

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Canal Beach

Canal Beach, Westport

Canal Beach, one of Westport’s pocket parks, is over in the Saugatuck Shores neighborhood, which has a very beach-town feel to it. You can’t launch any kind of boat from this small beach, but what views of Cockenoe Island and the Norwalk Islands! A parking area across the street can accommodate a ┬ácar or two. Open sunrise to sunset.

The flag here in on private property. I liked the way the camera picked up the sun’s rays. I’ve heard it said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and I took this picture with an iPhone.

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