I had never been to Rockport, MA until about three weeks ago. We took a little day trip to Salem, Marblehead, Gloucester and finished up at the tip of Cape Ann peninsula. Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic, Rockport is primarily a tourist destination these days. We parked a ways a away and walked the out of season, nearly ghost-town streets. The wind was tunneling briskly down the vacant alleys, but we did afford ourselves time to scout the place out and peek in some shop windows. It definitely merits a return trip, but let's make it a July or early August sunny day.