Saturday, July 31, 2010

Simply Per cent'anni!

When walking around Stage Fort Park today, I came upon the tail end of wedding photos at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand. It was a perfect afternoon for pictures.







The Bride



Simply Per cent'anni!

C_A_B

Simply A Cruise (Part 1)

Friday evening was a perfect evening for the Thacher Island Association's Annual Lighthouse Cruise. We boarded the Hurricane II at Cape Ann Whale Watch and traveled around the Cape to the mouth of the Annisquam River and back again.

Along the way, Jeremy D'Entremont, lighthouse expert and author, educated us all about the history and lore of Cape Ann's lighthouses.

Here are a few of the images along the way. It was a beautiful night for a sail as can be seen.

Click on any image to enlarge it.



Past the Paint factory.....



There's the Lannon on the other side of the island.



Here's our first lighthouse. Ten Pound Island Light. We didn't spend very much time here. Mostly a quick stop and a spin so that people on both sides of the boat could view the lighthouse.



Approaching Eastern Point Lighthouse.





The history of Eastern Point Lighthouse is quite interesting.




The cruise will continue over the next few days. More information on the lighthouses of Cape Ann and New England can be found on the Jerry D'Entremont's website.

Information on the
Thacher Island Association and their activities is also online.

Simply A Cruise (to be continued)!

C_A_B

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simply The End Of The Ride

The end of the week of riding the waves at Good Harbor Beach.

This one was much more enjoyable by both the rider and the viewers!

















Simply The End Of The Ride

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simply Slip Sliding

This week of riding the waves at Good Harbor Beach continues.

This time, a skimboard is the ride of choice.

Not the best ride. That one comes later!









Simply Slip Sliding

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Simply Riding A Wave

On Saturday, the thunderstorms rolled through and cleared out the beaches.
After the storm had passed, the waves kicked up.

Here's one ride.













Simply Riding A Wave

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Simply Trekking

A few more shots from the walk along the Atlantic Path in Rockport.







What a day to sit and gaze out at distant shores.





Sheets of slate gabbro.

In the words of Paul Morrison (GoodMorningGloucester's fact checker extraodinaire), gabbro is a type of igneous rock which filled that crack in the granite from below and made a dike. This occurred in the Ordovician period about 450 million years ago when all this rock was also miles underground.

You can more about these volcanic rocks on this Oregon State University site.







Simply Trekking

C_A_B