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

July 2, 2014

Stony Brook Gristmill, Brewster

After the windmill, I turned off Rte. 6A onto Stony Brook Road because I wanted to check out the gristmill. That was soooooo worth the stop.  Seriously.  This one wraps circles around Sandwich's (and Plymouth's too).  I was expecting your basic waterwheel mill, pond, stream and herring run.  This was all that and so much more.  I parked at the little lot across the street from the mill and really loved the park and trails.  The mill was closed and looked like was undergoing some maintenance, but that was fine because there was plenty to do and see.  


Plus the sound of the cascading water is so soothing to listen to.

The stream runs under the road.


Could this be any more charming?!?!?!

Just lovely!!!  Although...it should be noted that as I came upon this, which is at one end of the above bridge, I was appalled to see that some disrespectful person left a big empty pop bottle and 3 empty liquor nip bottles on top of the well.  I was furious and grumbling aloud to myself about how repugnant the human race is, as I removed them for my shot.  And yes, I packed them out with me and threw them away in a proper trash receptacle.  

After the herring run, the stream continues on it's happy way through the happy little trees.  ;-)



Then I walked across the street to check out the mill.

Fantastic paths that take you to the pond, across more bridges to the other side and back.  This place is da bomb.




This is called Lower Mill Pond.

The water was flowing freely down the herring run, but the sluice gates for the waterwheel were shut.





Water would normally be flowing here to spin the wheel, which makes the huge, heavy grindstones turn inside the mill, pulverizing grains into fine powder, or 'grist'. 



I hope you enjoyed my tour of Brewster, MA!  Stay tuned for more adventures!

18 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I'd love to have a place like this close-by. I'd be there all the time. (Says the person who hasn't been to the beach in weeks haha). Some people's kids - leaving garbage behind. I'm glad you cleaned up after those morons.

    Elsie

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    1. Thanks! yes this place is sooooo worth seeing. I almost didn't stop but glad I did! And trash/littering is a huge pet peeve of mine.

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  2. A beautiful place!! I love water (features too). It makes the place so wonderful. Your photos are awesome capturing all the beauty and coolness.

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    1. Thanks! I could have sat there for hours listening to and watching the water.

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  3. Gorgeous! I love this kind of place, thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. You'll have to come down from Canada sometime to see it!

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  4. Beautiful JoJo! You should make a calendar with all your lovely photographs. Thanks for the tour - the next best thing to being there ;)

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    1. Thanks! A few people have mentioned that...I'm not sure how much it'd cost if I wanted to make them to sell.

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  5. Hey JoJo,

    I do so love seeing your tours and your photos. I also notice the names of the places sound very familiar :) I think I'm right up a certain creek. Thank for the dazzling photos, JoJo.

    Gary

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    1. Yeah the early settlers didn't really veer much away from naming places here after places in England! Except the town I live in, Bourne. I always assumed it was after Bournemouth, England, but it's named after Jonathan Bourne, a town founder.

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  6. It looks very much like Derbyshire in England :0)

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    1. Well then I'd love to see Derbyshire!

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  7. What a heavenly spot. One could really relax there and forget all about the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
    Yes it is sad that some people care so little about their environment that they choose to defile it with their garbage. :(

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    1. I really don't understand littering at all. It makes me sick.

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  8. Trees and a stream - perfect :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe
    x

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  9. Love the water...beautiful captures!!! ♥

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    1. Thanks! It's a lovely location.

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