The narrowest strip of land between a body of freshwater and of seawater

Niles Pond

My favorite places and time of day to walk our sweet terrier Miss Rosie Money Penny (also know as Rosie, Rosa, Rosalicious, Rosalita, Rosebud, Rose-Muffin, Rosie-Pie…) is at sunset and all around my East Gloucester neighborhood and water’s edge of Eastern Point. The above photo was taken from the narrow strip of land that separates Niles Pond from Brace Cove. It is believed that at one point, not too long ago, Niles Pond was a lagoon, which was sealed off by rising sand and rock. Over time, it became a fresh water pond, fed by springs and rainfall.

Surrounded by reflected light from the sea, sunsets are gorgeous from nearly any Cape Ann vantage point. Luminous light is made all the more atmospheric from moisture in the air; combine that when seen through the golden lambent glow of sun’s low slanting rays– I call that heaven on earth!   Click photo to see full size image.

Wonson’ Cove Rocky Neck

4 thoughts on “The narrowest strip of land between a body of freshwater and of seawater

    1. kimsmithdesigns

      Thank you Tigerclaws for your kind words.

      Somehting weird is going on with my blog. Formerly, you could click the photo and it would become larger, now nothing. I have to find out why–frustrating!

      1. tigerclaws


        Thanks for the reply… I’d suggest you put a copyright watermark on your images. Too wonderful to “give away”, if you know what I mean! 😉


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