Captivatingly beautiful was this morning’s ever-changing light as the rising sun was greeted by waves of fog.

A fogbow mysteriously appeared and lasted for a good while.

Our Little Chick was nearly impossible to spot on his twenty-seventh day during the early shift and I was super happy to see the sun reappearing when Paul arrived at 8am.

Yesterday morning Little Chick had an extremely close encounter with the beach rake. He’s learned how to crouch and flatten low into the sand when people or predators are approaching. The thing is, yesterday he hunkered down in the path of the oncoming beach rake. Paul had to stop the driver to allow our chick to escape. I think this is an excellent example of why, for the time being, we still need monitors for a bit longer. Thank you Paul for being so attentive.Camouflaged!

A Laughing Gull arrived briefly on the scene and stayed just long enough to catch a crustacean. Laughing Gulls eat baby birds too, so we’ll be keeping a watchful eye on this fellow.

Blue Shutters Inn with Fogbow

One Hour at a Time Gang

Good afternoon kids:


Hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer.


When:                  Saturday: July 22, 2017

Where:                 Train Station near Shaws

Time:                    08:00 – 09:00

Ainsley mentioned since the trains are not running a good time to clean.

Thanks kids:


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~Tonight’s special guests: Honkytonk Women 7-10pm 7.19.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, July 19th – 7pm
Special Guests: HONKYTONK WOMEN!

That’s right, they’re back! Classy, brassy and oh so sassy. We are all so very
lucky to have Honkytonk Women among us. Garanteed to make you smile!
Starts at 7! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
7/26 – Ron Schrank

8/2 – Sasquatch

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Gloucester beaches in the Boston Globe | Officer Al D’Angelo, Jack Doyle, Bob Ryan, & Heidi Dallin SHINE!

Ways to beat the traffic and work around MBTA closures– Bob Ryan (General Manager Cape Ann Transportation Authority) and Heidi Dallin (Gloucester Stage and so much more) are such incredible Gloucester–and greater Cape Ann– ambassadors.

Enjoyable read-


Boston Globe article by Hattie Bernstein  “Heading to the Beach this Weekend? Here’s Some Parking Tips” 

CATA Stage Fort Park trolley shuttle Park N Ride 

Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle  and lighthouse tours

“Parking lot line for Good Harbor Beach is twenty deep” Please share your piping plover sightings! #Glostaplover


“Going to be a busy day,” says Ruth who just left a piping plover watch. Are you going to Good Harbor Beach? Let us know if you see the piping plovers.  Feel free to clap off some gulls or crows getting too close, and share what you saw and the time. Add #Glostaplover and we can find it.

When Ruth left, they were by the creek. They could be anywhere–they move around throughout the day and night. For the most part they range a big area roughly by entrance 3 and wrapping way back around the creek end of Good Harbor Beach (rather than the Salt Island side)

Don’t miss Kim Smith’s photographs from yesterday PLOVER PATROL UPDATE FROM DAY TWENTY SIX!




You have 25 minutes to register for the Blackburn Challenge this Saturday

Quick! Be the 315th crazy person to sign up!

300 boats maximum but lots of boats have six nut jobs or more aboard so still room for one more. Do it. Think of it as a 90 dollar T-Shirt plus pain and the chance to be eaten by a shark. What’s not to like?

Your map to the road to perdition: BLACKBURN MAP

Music at the Beach was a HUGE Success

Oh my word…so much fun.  Rockport’s very 1st Music at the Beach was such a huge success last night.  There were tailgates, beach chairs, picnics, dancing children, friends catching up, laughter, smiles, a gorgeous view, and fantastic music!

Thank you again to the Rockport Board of Selectmen, Awesome Rockport, Wyatt Wilkinson (and of course his parents, Sarah and Greg), and Bruce Reed.  Also, of course, a huge Thank You to Pier Ave!  No joke that there were people from age 2…to 82…enjoying their music!

Check out the schedule and be sure not to miss Mari Martin in two weeks!

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Disney’s MOANA tonight Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema

July 19 ::: Disney Moana
July 26 ::: Rogue One Star Wars Movie
August 2 ::: Lego Batman Movie
August 9 ::: The Princess Bride
August 16 ::: Sing!

Mayor Romeo Theken hopes everyone is marking their calendars with Gloucester’s summer events! The outdoor movie series is curated and presented by Rob Newton Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage. North Shore Radio 104.9 provides pre-show activities. Arrive at dusk. Bring your own picnic dinner, take out, or buy from vendors on site.

Thanks to the sponsors: “This year’s HarborWalk Summer Cinema is supported by many businesses in our community. Thank you Cape Ann Savings Bank, our Green Carpet Sponsor, and Doyon’s ApplianceFoster’s Grill Store and North Shore Navigators, our series sponsors. Also thanks to our nightly partners: National GridFirst Ipswich Bank (Moana)Building Center Stores7 Seas Whale WatchToodeloos! and Atlantic Vacation Homes | AVH Realty, Inc.”

HarborWalk Summer Cinema 2017 poster

Bed by 10pm

Cape Ann Wellness

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows that sleep and the times that we sleep are vital in our overall health.

One should be in bed by 10pm as our bodies metabolize waste products after this hour. Between 11:00pm and 2:00am our immune system revitalizes itself.

Are you experiencing:
Brain fog
Memory loss
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes or Obesity

Start tonight…lights out by 10pm

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”



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