Monday, September 22, 2008

Simply One More Boat Ride

A late summer boat ride down the Annisquam is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It can also make one a little melancholy as you realize how quickly the boating season is coming to an end.

You can find some people just out sitting in their boats, possibly thinking about all the great sails they had this year.

Some boaters are rafting up, just one more time.

Some people are enjoying possibly the last swim of the year.

Look at all the empty docks. The shrink-wrappers must be busy.

Sure is pretty out here. The leaves will be turning colors soon.

Daydreaming off the bow. One last look.

It's okay! We're having a great time!

And the dog is happy too!

Just a few pictures of Annisquam Light.

We call this the "Would Be Nice" house. Every time we pass it, someone on the boat will say "It would be nice to live there".

One more rooster tail.

A picture for Joey at Good Morning Gloucester. It's a Homie Convention!

Simply one more boat ride. (Well, maybe one more.....)


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Simply Hanna

Hanna took a little longer to show up on Saturday than was predicted earlier in the week. I travelled around late Saturday just as the fog was beginning to roll in. Just off the State Fish Pier, a few boaters were out checking lines and making sure all was set.

Looks like the Arvor is all set for the storm.

Off by Gloucester Marina, even the house boat is all set!

All hunkered down.

Simply Hanna.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Simply Summer Fading Away

Early evening on Labor Day, we travelled down to Good Harbor. It had been a great weekend and we thought we could use "one more walk" on the beach before the unofficial end of summer.

We weren't alone. For a summer that seemed to start and stop many times this year, there were quite a few people still hanging out at the beach, trying to catch that last little bit of summer.

The waves weren't great that evening, although a few were out trying to catch them.

It was dead low tide, which allowed us to walk all the way to Salt Island. A number of people were up on the island taking in the vistas. Here's a look towards the twin lights from the island side.

The end of summer. The end of the day. A boat at rest off the island.

A wide shot as the sun starts to set and the day fades away.

Here's a few "summer colors" caught on this last day of summer. They'll soon be replaced by the autumn ones.

One last look as we leave for the evening.

Simply Summer....Fading Away.