I woke up this morning at 1:45 and I heard no rain. The rain must have started after 2 AM and it was a light rain. When we woke up at 7:00, we laid in bed for awhile and listened to the rain on the roof. At times, it rained hard and created ponds and rivers throughout the campground.
The campers next to us had a river running through their campsite.
Even though it rained very hard at times, the ground seemed to drain off quickly. We had a pond for awhile at our site.
This “pond” was gone in no time. We hung out at the campground until about 2:00. I used the rainy day to work on catching up on my blog and Bob worked on our plans for where we would go next. At around 2:00, the rain stopped and we decided to go into town for some groceries. We stopped first at Dollar Tree for a pair of kitchen scissors that we needed badly and then we headed to the nearby town of Newburyport for groceries.
We crossed two very unique bridges over the Merrimack River on our way to town. This is one we saw as we crossed another bridge. It was a beautiful blue bridge with the blue sky.
This was a “chain bridge” which is a look-alike built in 1910 to replace the “first suspension bridge” constructed in the U.S. in 1810. It is the “oldest continually occupied, long span, bridge crossing” in the U.S. It is a 225 ft., single span suspension bridge which crosses the right branch of the Merrimack River.
We continued on to Shaw’s Grocery Store. You know we had to go there!
We got what we needed and headed back to the campground. By then, the sun came out and dried things up. We were happy to see the sun. We had planned an indoor meal of sloppy joes because of the weather. We was nice to have a day where we didn’t plan to go anywhere and how convenient that it coincided with the day that I needed to catch up on my blog. Everything worked out well. Tomorrow our plan is to go to Gloucester to check out the old fishing village.