This past Friday, October 23, I went up to the North Shore to spend some time with my friend Nic. Nic lives in Salem, but he took me around to a couple other places to get away from the touristy feel of Salem. One of these areas was Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead, Massachusetts. This park isn’t very big, but it had an amazing skyline view of the rest of Marblehead, looks out to Marblehead Harbor, and looks out to Children’s Island off the coast of Massachusetts.
The tide was just starting to come in when we went, so we were able to go down the cliffs to the rocky shore. While down there, early that day someone must have had a wedding or something, because there were a whole bunch of fresh carnations floating in from the ocean. My friend Nic spent a bit of time collecting them from the shore and the water and placed different bunches of them in the rocks along the shore.
After that, the sun was just starting to go down, so we decided to sit on one of the many benches they have placed throughout the park to watch it set. It was an extremely pretty site. If you are ever on the North Shore, and are looking for something to do, I highly recommend going here to watch the sunset. The sun went down right over the Marblehead skyline, and was truly a site to see. By the time the sun set, there were many other spectators at the park watching it as well. I can only imagine how many people must go here during the summer when it is really nice out to watch it set. It was just a really nice natural place to check out that wasn’t a tourist trap like Salem, and I am glad that Nic brought me here to check it out.