We've returned from a week of visiting family on the East Coast. Stonington is just up the road from Mystic, which you might remember from the cute and somehow universally seen 1988 film Mystic Pizza. This is an area rich in colonial, Portuguese, fishing and ship-building history. It's like walking around in a history textbook, but prettier. We landed just before a huge blizzard struck, managing to take a short drive through the woods before the 30-50 mph winds hit (for the next three days and nights--dramatic). I've been on the east coast a few times in the winter and I must say, this weather front was most impressive.
Note: the stone walls in the last two shots are property markers that have been around for centuries and are made completely of carefully balanced stone and nothing else. How did those farmers do it?