Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 26, 2014

Brewster, MA

I continued to slowly reduce my local bucket list items by making the drive out to the town of Brewster, which is on the Bay side of the Cape, about 40 miles east of where I live, where I placed the X on the map. I took the highway down to Exit 10 because that was the fastest way.  I love the drive on 6A but that takes a lot longer.  Of course here in Massachusetts, the name of the town is pronounced 'Brewstah'.  ;-)


The main part of town lies along historic Rte. 6A, and once again, it's one of those places that I've driven through (mostly on the highway), but never bothered to stop.  It's a beautiful town and I'm really glad I went to finally explore!  I was only there for maybe 3 hours tops, but I shot a whole bunch of pictures because everything was worth shooting.  I also got in a fantastic hike across the marshes and out to the beach behind the Museum of Natural History.

So I begin where I parked my car, which was at the Brewster Store on 6A.


This place is a wonderful throwback to another place in time.  Wooden floors, penny candy, trinkets, foodstuffs, supplies for oil lamps....you name it and I'm pretty sure they will have it.  




Of course I got some postcards, a fridge magnet and a couple of other cute thingies, including this beautiful etched world marble.



(easier to see against the blue glass)



 Captain Freeman Inn, behind the store.

Ancient burial ground behind the Brewster Meeting House.

The 1700 isn't the street number, that's the year it was established.



These old stones have gorgeous carvings on them.

Some are so old, worn and crumbling that they can no longer be read and require frames.

Brewster Meeting House Unitarian Church, established 1700.

These old churches are huge.

Next door to the church

Wobbly Barn Gallery

Behind the barn

Another view of the chowdah house

Can't say I've seen pansies this colour before!


Love these old homes on 6A!



Next stop, Museum of Natural History.

14 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Looks like a nice place. ♥

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    1. It's gorgeous along Rte 6A! The other side of the Cape, the Rte. 28 side, is more touristy and kitschy.

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  2. You didn't go in for chowder?

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    1. No...alas I am allergic to shellfish so I can't eat any of the traditional Cape Cod goodies like lobstah, chowdah, clam strips, etc etc etc

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  3. It looks so pristine - hard to believe it was founded in 1700.
    Be well, JoJo. Hugs ta ya (said in Massachusettes-ian)!

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    1. My & Russell's hometown was established in 1637. It's pretty historic around here...truly the birthplace of our country.

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  4. Enjoyed myself seeing all your clippings!

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    1. Thanks! I live in a very pretty area!!!

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  5. You inspire me to travel, take photos, and blog about them. I wish I'm able to do that all day, every day, every week, every month... I'm dreaming. LOL Great photos!

    Sonnia

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    1. Well I've been given a wonderful gift of not having to work. Some of my friends are surprised that Russell doesn't buy me presents but I'm like, 'I. Don't. Work. That's the gift that keeps on giving.' But you could take day trips on the weekends!

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  6. I just love that store - I think Jeff would have a job dragging me out LOL!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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    1. If I'd had more money I would have left with way more stuff.

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  7. Drooling over that wooden file cabinet .... oh my. What a picturesque place!

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    1. It's a very pretty place for sure!

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