(This is Part Two of a three-part blog series on Salisbury, Massachusetts)
Ring's Island is easily accessible near the Newburyport and Salisbury town line on Bridge Rd. If you're coming from Newburyport towards Salisbury, just cross the bridge and take your next right onto 1st street.
Perhaps you'll be lucky as I was and see the drawbridge open up for a tall masted ship to slip through!
The town pier on Ring's Island is the perfect spot to visit in the early evening after a restaurant meal in town. There are long benches on the pier for sitting awhile and taking in some refreshing sea air.
This is a prime spot to gaze at the boats on the Merrimack River, both active and stationary.
Lobster boats can come in a variety of colors, and this one especially caught my eye. What color and shade would you use to describe this one?
On the evening when I arrived, the Salisbury Harbormaster had just come in to tie up at dock.
Marinas are an especially fun place to take pictures.
There are usually lots of interesting shapes and colors to be found.
The views of the town of Newburyport from this side of the Merrimack alone are worth the visit...
...especially as dusk settles and the lights begin to come on.
Some thunderclouds were building up as I was getting ready to leave, which made for a dramatic sky.
As an historic old fishing village, Ring's Island in Salisbury, Massachusetts has no doubt been both the starting and ending point of many a great adventure with a tale to tell afterwards. One can only imagine today what those stories were.
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(This is Part Two of a three-part blog series on Salisbury, Massachusetts. Part One introduced the town with a focus on Salisbury Square. Part Three will explore Salisbury Beach and the nearby amusement area.)