Pat Morss writes,

In response to Mike’s sighting of Razorbills at the Dog Breakwater – exciting, Anne-Lise and I and family were in Norway last June to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday and our 50th wedding anniversary.  We took a side trip north of the Arctic Circle to the Lofoten Islands.  On the island of Ross, we took a zodiak trip out to the “bird mountain” rookeries including Razorbills and Black-legged Kitttiwakes.

Best, Pat

Thanks so very much to Pat Morss for sharing the baby Harp Seal photos and story, and now the Razorbill photos. I think it wonderful for us to see the connection between these beautiful creatures visiting the shores of Cape Ann and their Arctic breeding grounds.


Over the weekend, many new of sightings of Hector, Gloucester and Rockport’s visiting Black Vulture, were reported. He was seen at residences all along East Main Street, back at the Rockport dump, and even in Rockport Harbor! Many thanks to reader Lauren T for sharing her photo.

Black Vulture “Hector” at Rockport Harbor

Save the Date March 27

Adventure man has just announced his expected completion of his run around the perimeter of the US to raise money for sick children: March 27 he is expected to arrived in Gloucester! Save the date. Donate if you can. Follow Adventureman I. Facebook and Twitter.

Try the hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows at Blume in Rockport Massachusetts!

Step through the cheery pink door of Blume Coffee (“Flour Shop”) aside Mayflour Cakes & Confections at Whistlestop mall in Rockport Friday through Sunday for specialty coffees, teas, and hot chocolate (with to die for marshmallows), and not to miss Mayflour Confections daily bake treats.

homemade marshmellows_Flour shop _2018 april 21_Whistlestop Mall Rockport Mass © catherine ryan






Cape Ann has so many great scone options with its stellar bakeries–there could be a scone trail!

Valentine Day At Feather and Wedge!


Have you made your dinner reservation yet for Valentine’s Day? Feather & Wedge is serving up a special menu for the occasion. Don’t miss out. Make your reservation today and make your sweetheart’s evening one to remember. Call 978.999.5917.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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Pet of the Week – Arrow

My name is Arrow, I am a sweet 6 month old Shepherd Mix looking for a family of my own. I came up to Cape Ann Animal aid through Road Trip Home Animal Rescue. I was picked up by animal control and brought to the shelter and never claimed. Everyone immediately fell in love with me.
I am a little reserved and like to take my time settling in and getting to know everyone, but once I do I love to be pet and fussed over! I am really smart and know some basic commands like sit, and lay down. Come by and meet me and see for yourself and maybe take me home while your at it! I would do best in a home with children 12 and up who can respect my space.
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at