Essex – Hammonasset Beach State Park


These initials were carved into a log bench that sits on the beach of Hammonasset Beach State Park, one of the many delightful parks that dot the Long Island shoreline of Connecticut. It is slightly east from the town of Essex where we had spent the day.

As to the vandalism on that bench, let me assure you that it was not me who carved the ‘L + J’ into the surface of the bench…I just got to profit from it with my dear Lyn!

This post is from a multi-post series. You can find the first of the series here.

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photos selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.






















All photographs and comments ©John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


14 thoughts on “Essex – Hammonasset Beach State Park

    • That is so ironic! I was born by and grew up by the sea, and in moving to the eastern US returned there. I respect the sea, but I don’t love it and I don’t long for it. For me, it’s the high mountains. I lost my soul the first time I saw them and will forever dream of living back near them again. Life is funny, isn’t it? 🙂

    • Thank you T! These were a lot of fun to take and finally having some sense of spring in which to shoot them was a blast! 🙂

    • We were then on the precipice of spring and have finally seemed to fall over into it. And it is glorious! 🙂 The most beautiful revivifying time of the year! 🙂

    • Thank you so very much! Luckily all I had to do was sort of show up and click the button…the wind and sun did all the rest! 🙂

    • Oh it was, and such a welcome relief it was too! Since then the buds have started coming out and the world is looking fresh again. 🙂

    • You are very, very welcome! Spring was on the verge and we seem to have fallen over some nice weather precipice. Finally!!!! 🙂

    • Thank you, Thom. It’s much in the same way that your music history articles bring me back to my 45s and 33 1/3 days! 🙂

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