Lucky me, I will be back on my beloved New England cape after Labor Day. Known as Cape Ann, Massachusetts, this breathtakingly lovely coastal area is a short drive North of Boston. Each village has their own special characteristics.
I will stay once again at the historic Bass Rocks Ocean Inn. This charming inn has welcomed me and visitors world wide for over 100 years. Gloucester, founded in 1623 is America’s oldest seaport. Now, it has been lovingly renovated and is, if possible, more charming than ever.
I love the sweeping views from every room. Inn guests can see the beach, the ocean, Rockport or the islands. The safe harbor of Gloucester is deep and protected. If you remember, the movie, The Perfect Storm, filmed in Gloucester, you will experience some of the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. No wonder this seaside corner of Cape Ann is a favorite for artists, photographers, writers and nature lovers.
Gloucester is my idea of a perfect vacation. The summer crowds will be dwindling. Yet, the beaches are still warm and sunny. I will enjoy my favorite summer past times in this picturesque fishing village. Besides swimming, walking and bicycling, I will sail and go lobstering. Maybe I will simply sit on the patio and read a book. Then I will devour some of the best sea food in the world in Gloucester’s melting pot of fine restaurants.
I enjoy my old haunts of historic Gloucester. Yet, I look forward to discovering the many recent cafes, fine chefs, the craft beer brewery and other interesting and innovative establishments in the new Gloucester.
The inn was named Bass Rocks for the low-pitched rumbling of the surf on the shore. One can also hear sea birds, gulls, various working and pleasure boats, plus the occasional seal or whale.
Bass Rocks Ocean Inn
107 Atlantic Rd.
Gloucester. Ma. 01930