Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Narrows Festival in Fall River

It was mid-afternoon by the time we left the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. Ten minutes after hitting Route 6A we slowed to a stop and crawled the last three-quarters of a mile in 30 minutes before hitting the Sagamore Bridge.

Once across the Cape Cod Canal, we scooted over to Route 25 north, caught I-195 West and a few minutes later pulled off onto Exit 5 in Fall River. Twisting down a variety of streets suffering from SASAN (systemic and serious asphalt neglect), we soon found a parking spot within hailing distance  of Battleship Cove and a short walk to the festival.

There were lots of folks sitting out in lawn chairs or on the lawn, milling about, all in the shadow of the Braga Bridge, listening to fine music and enjoying the closure of summer. One food truck and a handful of craft vendors dotted the street in front of the entrance to the Narrows itself, a wonderfully small and intimate music venue where we once saw Iris Dement.

Susie and I strolled, soaked up some sun and ambience before heading back to the car and I-195 and home.

Acacia Cafe food truck

hangover marsh from long-ago?

Not a bad way to welcome in September. Not bad at all.

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