Friday, December 2, 2016

New Haven to Narraganset: A Drive Along the Atlantic Coast [Part 11]

We had an amazing 5 days in New York City, filled with big city life and excitement. It was time to move on though and continue back to the states of New England and back to our road trip. We left NYC fairly early in the day. Rain started to fall somewhat and would continue to do so throughout the day, which was a shame since we had planed to walk outside a lot. It wouldn't hinder us though in enjoying the day. Our first stop was New Haven and a visit to the Yale University. We moved on along the Atlantic Coast towards Mystic and would eventually spend the night in the coastal city of Narraganset in Rhode Island.




Arrival in New Haven

We had a bit of a shock when we arrived in New Haven, since it started snowing! While the day hadn't stated out that way, it did start to snow around the city premise. Luckily for us, the snow wouldn't catch on or turn to ice (we had some driving ahead), but it ruined our exploration of New Haven completely since it was ice cold outside. We did have umbrellas but with the camera gear and the rest of our things moving around was very hard. We found a great coffee shop filled with students on their laptops.













Frank Pepe's Pizza

The most incredible pizza (in life) was eaten by us in New Haven's Italian district, namely in the restaurant called Frank Pepe's Pizza. Each of us had one pizza and we ordered 4 different ones. They only serve 6 kinds of pizza but each one is better then the next. This comes highly recommended. While we were there people were just buzzing in and out, taking pizzas home. The restaurant is filled with people, but waiting for a spot doesn't take long. They also serve a signature Tomato Pie, which we didn't try.






Mystic

Next stop was the town of Mystic. This is a quintessential New England town with a church, main street, little shops, cafes and a amazing draw bridge. We stopped for some ice cream here, and took a stroll along main street, until heading out for Rhode Island.




Nightfall in Narraganset

We arrived in Narraganset after night fall, so we didn't really see much of it, until the next morning. We booked our stay in the "Atlantic House" hotel which is located right next to the Atlantic Ocean. Strong winds from the ocean swirled up the fresh salty sea water into the air. It was all very dramatic looking, especially the waves of the ocean. I couldn't just stay in our room, I had to go out and explore the town at night. Selma and I bravely headed out into the night. Though wet and windy it wasn't too cold. The sight of the ocean at night only lit up by surrounding houses was amazing.




A Sunny Morning

The next morning was luckily sunny and the ocean calmed down. We could truly enjoy the town. It's very beautiful with great houses dotted along the coast line. The morning stroll was filled with kind people, cute dogs being walked, and sunny seascapes.











Only one more post before we arrive to the last city of our journey which was Boston. The next post will be devoted to the Cliff Walk in Newport and America's Hometown of Plymouth with its amazingly rich history. I hope you'll enjoy these last few posts from New England.

End of Part Eleven
To be continued...

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful!! When you see the I♥NY...that's me too. I love the city. And the delis and pizza parlors are 'to die' for!! I could spend years there and never get through them all.

    At first tho, I was trying to figure out what Atlatic Coast was. Then, realized you meant Atlantic. Don't confuse this blond [tho gray now]...especially early in the morning. lol

    Fantastic photography and wonderful narration Mersad.

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    1. Thanks Anni. Yeah that's a typo in the first shot which i will correct. I can see why NYC would be a favorite city of yours.

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  2. So eine Kirche, wie auf dem 4. Bild, gibt es auch in Budapest.
    Was ist das auf dem 22. Bild auf der Straße, also der Boden meine ich, schaut aus, wie so ne drehbare Brücke, aber ist doch kein Fluß dort. ??
    Das letzte Bild gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Ja das ist eine drehbare Brücke da es in dieser Stadt einen Fluss gibt welcher in den Atlantik fließt. Danke für deinen Besuch.

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  3. Wonderful, beautiful series of photos!
    My favorite is the yellow-raincoat person walking into the arch - perfect!

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    1. That's one of those lucky shots.

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  4. Outstanding set of images. There is a real European feel to some of the east coast cities and towns that make them great photographic subjects. Very nice work.

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  5. Sorry the rain ruined your plans, but you still got some great photos! And kudos for going out to explore in the stormy night.

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  6. everything is so pretty and beautiful and love all the old stones, but it looks way to cold for me... I do not like cold weather or rain.

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  7. Lovely pictures-- beautiful execution. And I would kill for some of that pizza! Nothing but cardboard soulless pizza around here. :)

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  8. I see these cities having a very European feeling. Don't you think? And, that pizza looks delicious. #PhotoFriday

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    1. Some deffinitley. There is a lot that is similar. But other parts are completely American :)

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  9. I enjoyed your West Coast travelogue before and I'm enjoying this East Coast version just as much.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  10. Even rainy and snowy cold days can be quite beautiful and you captured them. :)

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  11. The rain might have hindered you in the number of photographs you made, but it didn't seem to hinder you in the quality of those you made. They're beautiful. My absolute favorite in this set, though, is the night shot of the ocean. That's an amazing image. I'm going to be sad to see this series end.

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  12. I admire your determination to get great shots in spite of the weather. Glad it cleared up for you.

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  13. Dear Mersad - This is exactly the part of the USA where I want to visit. I like a drive along the coastline and the places are so atmospheric. The students must be proud of the beauty of their university. The pizza looks so delicious but so big that I can’t eat up, I’d share it with someone. In spite of the icy rain, you taught us how enjoyable to explore the area though your marvelous photos. Thank you for this photo tour.

    Yoko

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  14. Oh man, these photos are just stunning!!!! You make me want to travel! So happy to have found your blog, I am your newest follower! Always looking for visual inspiration. <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  15. Beautiful captures again, Mersad. You really should sell the images for calendars and tourism brochures.

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  16. Beautiful and amazing capture. Really I am impressed to see those kind of picture. Really Appreciated. Please keep on posting.
    Photo Editing Lab

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  17. Beautiful seeing this from your eyes. It has been part of my summer ventures in the past.

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