Friday, August 9, 2013

A Visit to Short Beach on a Stormy Day

Curiosity got a hold of me today. I have been driving my brother to physical therapy appointments and we travel through this neighborhood to get there. It's a picturesque drive along the shore. I had my camera with me today so I was set on parking somewhere to take some photos. I returned here after I left my brother.
Short Beach can be called a village or a hamlet. It's incorporated into the town of Branford. This was originally a summer resort but now most homes are winterized. So the residents live here through the year.
The streets are narrow and really can be considered as lanes. Traffic is directed in one way streets. There are signs posted prohibiting two way traffic.
I liked this home with the three windows and window boxes.
 I walked down to the water and watched the waves crash on the wall. I can imagine how large these waves can become in a hurricane.
 I found this cottage charming with the lace curtains in the windows. The color of the storm door is complimentary to the color of the cottage.
 Some of these residents make their property appealing.
 Until I came upon this scene. Actually the front of this house is well groomed, so I don't know why this is abandoned.
 These photos are of the Short Beach Union Church. It was founded in 1883 for the summer residents. It is still a worshiping community. The name of the street is appropriate. It's Pentecost Street.

 One more walk to the shore to capture the intensity of the waves.
 I was returning to my car when I spotted this angled view of the water. This gives you an idea on how close these cottages are close together.


  1. A nice little community, but I would be worried about being so close to the shore in the event of extreme weather.

    1. There was damage to homes close to the shore during the last two hurricanes. So far, everyone is hoping this hurricane season is quieter than the last two years.