I haven’t added to my collection of photos of recycled gas stations in a long while. Mainly because I haven’t been to any new places lately.
I’ve pretty much picked Connecticut and Massachusetts clean of interesting recycled stations. I realized this a couple weeks ago, when I took a meandering road trip from Hartford up through Massachusetts to Contoocook, New Hampshire, to visit brother Rick. Just when I was feeling smug, driving along and thinking, wow here’s a road I haven’t been on before, I’d come to a crossroads, and there, sitting on one of the corners, would be a recycled gas station I’d taken a photo of years ago. Ah yes, I’ve been here.
In short, it’s getting harder to find places I haven’t been before. Until yesterday, that is. I traveled to North Haven, Connecticut, to paddle the tidal marshes of the Quinnipiac River with some folks from the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
And I found this gem. It’s now a Big Brothers Big Sisters donation center.
Below are some photos from the paddle. It was a rainy, cloudy day and the birds didn’t want to be anywhere close to me unfortunately.