In the quiet of the morning I took in the monuments, the river and the interesting mix of vessels on the water. I had passed signage to this park countless times, but this was my first visit. It was unplanned, off season and there were few people on the grounds. Most were fishing on the pier.

At the end of the pier, jutting out into the river I asked two fishermen how early they began. 7AM they replied and explained, this was their second spot. They caught a few porgies. A young boy was...

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