Westport is so lovely and so uncrowded at present that Westporters are torn between the urge to be polite to visitors and the urge to tell them to "go home!" so that they can keep it all to themselves. That gave rise to a bumper sticker that reads "Welcome to Westport - Now go Home!" Westport Point is one of the prettiest spots in Westport with its fishing boats and unique Paquachuck Inn. Of geographic interest, the Point lies on a point of land between the east and west branches of the Westport River. The two branches join and make their way to the sea just west of this beautiful harbor through a challenging "cut". Note to sailors and underpowered boats: get some advice on the best current, wind and tidal conditions in which to approach it.
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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.