Last Monday was my final day in Westport. The weather was glorious, but I was feeling a bit sad over the impending departure. With the baby coming, we will miss our usual summer sojourn to the area. I knew I had to make this run count. North to the Head of Westport and back South on the river's West side to Hixbridge road, returning by means of Friday's route. 10 miles total.
You know summer is coming when the owners of Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures move back up from the South and set up shop at the "Head".
The Head of Westport has the feel of a quiet English village commons.
200 years ago, however, this area was an industrial center, covered with noisy shipyards that built many of the whaling vessels of Nantucket and New Bedford.
A dairy farm on Pine hill road.
Goodbye for now Westport!