Friday, October 28, 2011

Simply Ablaze

Sunset a few days ago over Gloucester Harbor. The sky is on fire!

Simply Ablaze! C_A_B

Monday, October 24, 2011

Simply Good Harbor Autumn Colors

Some look for the change of colors in the trees. At Good Harbor, it's the sky that changes.

Simply Good Harbor Autumn Colors C_A_B

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Simply A Pathway

A simple walk along the path to Good Harbor on an October afternoon.

The Path To The Sea
Written by Lucy A. Cain

Clear the way before me Lord
Guide every step I take
Give me courage to journey on
For every mile I make

I only want to walk with You
Lord, on each path You’ll lead
Keep my feet within Your course
For there You’ll know my needs

Others will take the path we trod
The path where You made way
Be a light unto their feet
When they reach the end of day

Guide us on to journey’s end
Where we’ll meet You face to face
Thank You for the journey
That led to Heaven’s place

Sea Fever
Written by John Masefield

I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.
I must down go to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

An Irish Blessing
As plentiful as the grass that grows
Or the sand on the shore
Or the dew on the lea
So the blessings of the King of Grace
On every soul that was, that is, or will ever be

Simply A Pathway


Monday, August 29, 2011

Simply Irene

Gloucester's back shore during one of the quiet times of Irene's passage.

Simply Irene


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Simply A Pocketful Of Posies

It's that time of year when so many things are in bloom.
A quick walk around the gardens brought these colors to life.

A pocket full of posies;
Hush! hush! hush! hush!
We’re all tumbled down.

A ring, a ring o' roses,
A pocket full o’posies-
Atishoo atishoo we all fall down.

Ring a ring a Rosie,
A bottle full of posie,
All the girls in our town
Ring for little Josie

Simply A Pocketful Of Posies


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simply Fishermen's Wives

The winds were starting to blow and the rain was approaching.
One of those days when the Fishermen's Wives Statue seems to come alive.

The inscription at the base reads
"The wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of Gloucester fishermen honor the wives and families of fishermen and mariners everywhere for their faith, diligence, and fortitude."

Simply Fishemen's Wives


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Simply Conomo

Sleepy Conomo Point in Essex, before the heat of the day climbs.

By the way, it's low tide!

Simply Conomo


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Simply Tugs

The Justice and Independence at rest in Gloucester's inner harbor.

More detailed information about the Justice can be found at Tugboat Information.

Tugboat Information also has the details about the Independence.

Simply Tugs


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Simply Ardelle

The schooner Ardelle was launched on July 9, 2011 into the Essex River while spectators watched from the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. The Ardelle, a 50-foot double sawn frame wooden schooner, built by Harold Burnham, was launched using the side launch technique.

Time for the christening!

The Ardelle is leaned on one side and the blocks are removed.
Gravity overtakes friction.

She starts to move!
(And after more than one hour, sitting in the front row, you picked this moment to stand up?)

Time to push. She needs just a bit more persuasion.

S P L A S H !

The ride of a lifetime for this young man.

Simply Ardelle!