Sea Sighting

Sea Sighting

A photo essay.

When I find myself elsewhere along the shoreline, I like to find an hour to visit the actual shoreline.

Which is why I recently found myself at Groton’s Eastern Point Beach Park, a neat but unfussy arrangement of fine sand, mowed grass, natural rock and gray pavement rounding the Thames River’s eastern spill into the Long Island Sound. Seated with plenty of benches and picnic tables, the modestly sized park offers nearly 270 degrees of panoramic scenery and, onsite, a pair of historic homes.

Some of those views are included here, leaving others to be discovered should you find yourself, like me, an hour to the east with an hour or more to spare.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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