Jun 7, 2012

New England

Greetings from Acela again, this time heading towards home sweet home! I am wide awake to capture the New England country side I had missed during earlier part of my trip.

The captain is announcing that the train is speeding by 150 miles per hour and to make sure the overhead bins are kept shut. At this speed I am sure to miss a lot of scenes but will try to capture as much...

Wow! It's absolutely breathtaking! The ocean or backwaters whatever you want to call it spreads on one side - my seat unfortunately is on the land side; I am determined to make the most of the trip - looking both ways!

There are plenty of boats in the waters most of them with hoists and it makes it more dreamy like an exquisite painting! On my side, just passed a green river tumbling down towards the ocean - I am sure it runs into the ocean on the other side but I can't quite see.

We are now passing through wide open lush green area with huge trees. The tracks run on elevated grounds from where we can easily trace the tree tops and the clouds hovering over the trees - which are both below our eye level. The sky is overcast; looks like the sun took an early leave.

Every now and then I look at the other side to see what I might be missing there. Anytime I see the ocean and boats I feel bad I am not seated there and then take comfort in the streams and rivers rushing to merge from this end!

I am sorry, I must take back my words about the sun leaving early. Just from there to here, he is out and shining bright! Can't believe my eyes. The dark clouds are nowhere to be seen. So I turn my head and look back and there it is - the huge dark clouds that had covered the sun! Wow! Now I get a glimpse of what 150 miles an hour actually mean...

The houses look pretty with most of them having a curved semi circle room in it - I can tell by looking at the castle like bumps on the exterior walls. I am sure these are sun rooms or breakfast nook. Some have a small round or hexagonal glass window on the side of the house - like you would see on a ship! Seems to me there was a liking for these windows at some point in history - even in New Jersey you can find these...

Now I see some boats on my side too! I am happy. Very happy. Looks like it is a Marina. Quickly noted a few boat names - Cloud Nine, Lady Mine, etc.

Sun is gone again! Huge dark skies above. Soon it will be bright!

More rivers, more boats, some cranes, few standing on one leg, some on both, one flying...

Boulders on both sides...

Just passing the Police head quarters in the city of New London!

Muddy Waters Cafe, Crocker's Boat Yard, Rachel's Marina, a Salon, another cafe, Ocean Express Food Store....

The sun returned!

Kids playing at park.

Train whistle continuously blowing (wonder what for?)

A pond, another crane flying, another park, more whistling ( at this I make a mental note to google up when and why the whistle blows).

More boats, pond, cranes flying, cranes on one leg, on both legs, driving school, river, river bed, sun, cloud...
Crunch, crunch, crunch...(from the passenger next seat)
Chips, dips, crunch...
Chips, dips, crunch, smack!

That reminds me! I have a tuna sandwich! Let me get started on that!

You've got enough of the New England country side, I believe! If there is nothing more interesting to share we'll meet in New Jersey... Appreciate your company during this trip! Thank you!

15 comments:

Bikramjit said...

oooh i am loving the journey .. can we take it on the return tooo :)

Bikram's

NRIGirl said...

Hi Bikram! How are you?

Yeah, sure! You were in both trips, weren't you?

Enjoy your weekend!

gigihawaii said...

That curved window is known as a Bay window -- common in San Francisco when I lived there back in 1968. I enjoyed your journey. Too bad no photos, but your words did paint a lovely picture.

eye in the sky said...

I like the way you described what you saw during the ride back home. It's like flashes of photos in a slide show. Am sure coming home was as fun! :)

Kavita said...

I want some pictures:):) Greedy me !

NRIGirl said...

I know everyone would like to see some pictures. But honestly I haven't learnt to take pictures from my blackberry and I don't normally walk around with a camera...

Before my next outing I will settle for something handy and will bring you a loads of pictures!

Deal?

anilkurup said...

Yoi must have carried a camera that would capture the fast moving landscapes.

Rachna said...

I enjoyed your company too :)>

....Petty Witter said...

Wonderfully descriptive, I'm so enjoying this journey.

Tomz said...

Excellent write up NRI girl..Something between poetry and prose..I understand u were writing while u were travelling..Enjoyed that travel

Renu said...

very enjoyable journey!

R. Ramesh said...

super buddy..the trip was gr8..hey..coffee time plz..

Amrit said...

wow. Wonderful description

ashok said...

where are the photos?

Ruprekha said...

The picture looks so pretty! In fact, went on reading and expecting more of them. Lovely narration of the trip.

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