Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #22, 4 August 2008

Hello, my name is Cynthia, a mermaid from the cool waters of New England. I would like to thank you for visiting and supporting my web site. Keep spreading the word, I appreciate it.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts

Marblehead is a coastal community located 18 miles north of Boston. The town was a major contributor to both the American Revolution and the Civil War. The name Marblehead was given by settlers who mistook the granite ledges for marble. Here is a map of Marblehead.

The Marblehead Museum and Historical Society is located at 170 Washington Street. The mission of the museum is to preserve and interpret the local and national importance of Marblehead and its people.

Shopping in Marblehead is a unique experience, here are just a few of the offerings: Fruit of the Four Seasons features fresh fruit and produce, fresh flowers, breads, pastries, ice cream, and more. Visit them at 34 Atlantic Avenue. Hestia Creations at 13 Hawkes Street offers fine hand-crafted gifts with a New England flavor. Marblehead Light

Visit Marblehead Marine Outfitters at 112 Washington Street for clothing and accessories for all of your indoor and outdoor adventures. The kids will want to visit the Marblehead Toy Shop at 44 Atlantic Avenue.

It's time to join me in the water! Devereux Beach tops the list with almost 5½ acres of waterfront and offers picnic tables, pavilions, rest rooms, parking, and a restaurant. The beach is located off of Ocean Avenue and was named for John Devereux, who lived at the site in the 1600s. Other area beaches include Fort Beach and Lovis Cove at the entrance to Fort Sewall, Gas House Beach located on Gashouse Lane off of Orne Street, and Grace Oliver Beach located off of Beacon Street. Grace Oliver Beach is perfect for children. The water is shallow and the beach is well protected.

At dinner, pay a visit to The Landing Restaurant on Marblehead Harbor. Enjoy the sea air and a view of the harbor as you dine on fine steaks, seafood, pasta, and more. The Landing is located at 81 Front Street and is open for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Flynnies at 28 Atlantic Avenue serves steaks, seafood, Italian food, Mexican food, sandwiches, and much more. Try the Beach Bowl or the Cajun Blackened London Broil. Vegetarians will enjoy the Vegetarian Sampler. Flynnies is open for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

The 4th Annual Fall Festival comes to Marblehead during September 22-28, 2008. The event features hayrides, shopping, face painting, arts and crafts, and plenty of family activities. Relax and enjoy the color and warmth of the fall season. Bring your camera, and be sure to send me a few pictures!

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People see me in the water on occasion; I use this space to share my encounters...

Cynthia: Well, hello.
Man: Hello... Are you a fish?
Cynthia: I am a mermaid.
Man: Wonderful mermaid. (laughs)
Man: What you doing here?
Cynthia: Swimming...

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Photo Credits:
Cynthia at Sunrise: DSI Photo
Marblehead Light: Webshots

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