The last morning of 2018 began with a gorgeously hued sunrise, and then, as so often happens on the wild and wonderful shores of Cape Ann, there were several chance and up close encounters with our local creatures. Nearly everyday I am reminded of the astonishing beauty that surrounds, from my East Gloucester neighborhood, to the natural habitats all around Cape Ann and Massachusetts. What a magnificent Planet we share!

Happy New Year and wishing you much love, joy, and beauty in the coming year.

Buffy gold juvenile Harbor Seal in the golden light of sunrise -an amazingly relaxed, young Harbor Seal was close to shore this morning, sleeping, stretching, yawning, and scratching. More photos tomorrow when I have time to sort through all.

And a duo of American Wigeons (both male) were foraging on the sea lettuce floating around the rocky coast. More about them, too. 🙂 Notice their electric green eye patches and baby blue bills.

Alicia Unleashed- Let’s get loud!

Episode 88

(won’t need the volume up too high for this)

is Alicia engaged? She clarifies?

RIP Penny Marshall

GMG BBQ recap
Shout out to our a Secret Listener Aurelia!

We talk about our favorite guests of 2018 and the analytics.

2019 Guest Goals
BBQit-Craig Kimberly
Ipswich Bay Cornhole
Jessica G-911 dispatcher
Spirit Animals
Pier Ave
Call of Booty
Positive Side Effects
Hat Ladys of Fiesta

We talk about the actual Hiatus and what happened.

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Pete Frates Polar Plunge Drone Video At Good Harbor From Evan Patten @drones.up

Much Thanks to the GHS Fishermen!

The days that the Gloucester High School Fishermen come to lend some hands (and feet)  at Cape Ann Youth Hockey’s Learn-to-Skate program are always so special for the beginning skaters!   I don’t have a high school skater yet….and my boys have long since graduated from Learn-to-Skate, but I can remember fondly how special they thought it was when they got to skate with the “big kids.”   I also remember them grinning ear to ear upon seeing those same big kids working at Talbot Rink’s Open Skate hours.  Wicked hero worship.  The day one of those High School skaters remembered Thatcher’s name (that happened to be taped across the top of his helmet, but I’ll never tell) was probably a pivotal day in his young skating career.  I am very certain there are plenty of parents in the Cape Ann program who fee the same way.

So, this past weekend a new group of High School skaters came to the rink to have some fun with Cape Ann’s newest skaters….and the smiles tell you all you need to know!

Huge thanks to the Fishermen for creating new memories and being such great role models!

These great photos are from Kimberlee Bertolino

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