CT: Fairfield County-Bridgeport-Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse

No longer a secret if you’ve read my other blogs, I can now go where I had previously been forbidden – resident only town beaches since it’s post-season!

During the early fall, I took a bike ride over to Seaside Park with a couple of my friends to see the Black Rock Harbor lighthouse. I was excited to see there was a parking lot right at the water with a view west – where the sun sets. I knew I had to get back with my camera.

Now on November 5, 2020, with the weather in the mid-60s, a clear sky and the work day ending, I knew this was my opportunity. When I saw the lighthouse and blended colors in my lens there was a moment of peace.

Black Rock Harbor light house

Black Rock Harbor Light, also known as Fayerweather Island Light, marks the entrance to Black Rock Harbor. Below is the link to its history.


TIP: Note there is 1/4 mile rocky reef walk to the lighthouse. It is not even in parts and is unforgiving if you fall. If you choose to walk to the lighthouse ensure you have the proper shoes and avoid carrying anything heavy.

I watched my footing to get over the rocky reef to arrive at the lighthouse sitting in the suns shadow which was lit up by the sun’s glow.

Be Present Gift of the Day!

I then prepared for my 1/4 mile jaunt back to the parking lot in time to meet the darkness. I secured my phone, keys and camera and paused only long enough to pivot and look back as the final gifts of color were shared.

During tonight’s respite, all those watching regardless of race, gender, religion or political alignment were smiling and unified. We were at peace.

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Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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