52, Founder, Bach Builders, Rockport
My backyard on Woodbury Street is my favorite place. I just finished the house (making me the most empathetic general contractor on Cape Ann!), but the garden is my kingdom.
Flat Rocks at sunset with a couple of logs burning in a natural fire pit and a Dark ’n’ Stormy; Ipswich Bay puts on the show.
Dogtown is special any time of the year, but my favorite spot is Annie’s path in spring with my Irish Terrier. We both enjoy how good it smells, although I’m not sure we agree on what that is?
5pm at Short & Main. Dollar oysters that are fresh and varied, but it’s the mignonette that seals the deal for me.
Steel Derrick at dawn. The depth, clarity, and stillness of the water is magic.
Breakfast on the porch at The Market in Annisquam. The best egg sandwich with a view (and you don’t have to go to Salem to get fresh A&J King’s breads!).
Lanesville Package Store. I run out to get milk, but get lost in Brett’s great wine selection.
The Gloucester Dog Park has a great agility course where enthusiastic dogs can keep spectators entertained for hours.
Who can resist Lighthouse Beach? But it’s the meadow above at Squam Rock Preserve that I love. An afternoon under the shade trees with my daughter can’t be beat.
Halibut Point State Park is popular; my favorite time is during a winter storm wearing ski goggles and 10 layers. The wave action makes it worth it!