THE ashlyn harris IG power ranking:
– im a drunk white girl on a bar i hate it
– ur fucking welcome for this content bitch
– bitch gotta eat
– this content is fucking gold bitch
– we want pinoe
– fight night
– to the window/wall
– alex morgan dance
– i don't belong here pic.twitter.com/eWkcWoX7UF
— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) July 8, 2019
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Lobster prizes in each category
Saturday marked the thirty-five-day old milestone in a Piping Plover’s life, when USFWS considers a chick fully fledged. At five weeks, a chick has by far the greatest chance of surviving and going on to become a breeding adult. That we fledged three from Good Harbor Beach is nothing short of astounding considering the very many potential threats. The average success rate per nest of four is 1.2 fledglings.
Gloucester’s citizens are proof positive of what a community can accomplish when we work together to effect change.
FLYING! One, two, three, lift off!
What did the chicks have going in their favor this year?
Number One was the change in the dog ordinance, which was to disallow dogs on the beach after March 31st.
Number Two was enforcing the new dog ordinance. Because of the ordinance change, and stepped up enforcement, the adults moved back to the beach to nest, and relatively early in the season. By helping the birds nest earlier in the spring, by the time the Fourth of July weekend arrived, the fledglings were bigger, stronger, and much better at following the parent’s voice commands that alert them to danger.
Number Three was the weather. With cooler than usual temperatures, there were fewer beach goers, which allowed for fewer disturbances.
Number Four, last but not least, was an amazing corp of volunteers who have dedicated hours upon hours to keeping watch over the babies, from sunrise til sunset. Our volunteers are truly the envy of other communities where PiPl nest. I am filming at several locations and staff at these beaches wish they had volunteers as dedicated as are ours.
With a happy, heartfelt thanks to a fantastic group of dedicated volunteer PiPl monitors, to Essex Greenbelt Director of Land Stewardship Dave Rimmer for his continued help, to our Gloucester City Councilors for having the collective wisdom to vote to change the ordinance, to Ward One City Councilor Scott Memhard for his ongoing assistance, to ACO Officers Teagan and Jamie, to Gloucester’s Animal Advisory Committee, to Mayor Sefatia and her administration, to the DPWs Mike Hale and Joe Lucido, and to everyone in the community (and beyond) who have expressed their interest, their support, and who have loved learning about these tiniest, but most spunkiest, of sweet little shorebirds as we have watched them grow in their fascinating life story journey.
The photos are from July Fourth weekend, at 35 and 36 days old. These past several mornings at daybreak I find the three fledglings, Mom, and Dad foraging and preening together on the tidal flats and wrack line in front of the enclosed area. They move back within the roping when the tractor comes through, preen for a bit, head back down to the tidal flats, or fly off to the creek. The family is continuing to stay together, but are dispersed during the day when feeding. There is a wide variety of insects and small sea creatures to forage from at Good Harbor Beach as the PiPls plump up for their southward migration.
Bath time and drying wings
Morning wake up calisthenics – right wing stretches, then left wing, shimmy shake, and then off to forage.
Every morning the beach rake drives over the wrack line where the fledglings and adults are foraging. It was very scary when the chicks were younger. At thirty-five-days old, the birds can fly away to escape the heavy equipment but usually choose to run instead. PiPls are better camouflaged when they don’t fly, and that is why they often run at top speed to escape danger, rather than flying.
Because the area inside the enclosure is not raked, a nutritious buffet of insects can be found within the roping. The enclosed area not only provides good food, but is where the family spends most of their time when the tide is high and the beach is full of visitors. Dave Rimmer has let us know he fully supports keeping the roping in place as long as the PiPl family is at Good Harbor Beach. This is a tremendous relief to we volunteers because we see the many ways in which the PiPl family are continuing to utilize this important habitat.
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow’s witty mystery play The 39 Stepsfrom July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008.The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.
Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh directs this imaginative adaptation of the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium. A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of Richard Hannay who feeling stricken with a boring life, sets out for adventure. He quickly gets swept up in a murder/espionage story and must save the entire UK from peril. Lewis D. Wheeler, last seen at GSC in 2017’s To Kill a Mockingbird, returns to play Richard Hannay. The remainder of the GSC veteran cast includes Amanda Collins from 2017’s To Kill a Mockingbird; Paul Melendy from 2018’s Cyrano and Gabriel Kuttner from 2016’s The Last Schwartz.
At GSC the four actors of The 39 Steps are joined on stage by a Foley Artist Malachi Rosen of Marblehead. Foley Artists are most often used to recreate the production of everyday sound effects in television, movies and BBC radio dramas. According to Walsh, “A Foley Artist is not a typical for the play either on Broadway or regionally, but our Sound Designer David Wilson proposed the idea, to good effect. Malachi’s presence adds to the meta-theatrical humor that runs throughout… plus, he’s a musician, so he’ll be playing violin, accordion & drums in addition to a multitude of sound effects.” A 2016 graduate of Marblehead High School and rising senior at Marymount Manhattan College, Rosen has over 100 sound cues to create for The 39 Steps.
Artistic Director and The 39 Steps director Robert Walsh has worked at Gloucester Stage as both an actor and director for over 20 years. Most recently, in 2018 he directed Cyrano; in 2017 he directed Bank Job, in 2016 he directed Songs For A New World and in 2015 he directed the Elliot Norton Award winning The New Electric Ballroom and starred in Gloucester Blue. Walsh’s other GSC directing credits include North Shore Fish, FightingOver Beverley, The Widow’s Blind Date, The Primary English Class, and Our Town. As an actor he has appeared on the stage in Gloucester in Sins of the Mother, The Subject Was Roses, The Barking Sharks, and Two for the Seesaw. He has also served as the Producing Artistic Director at the American Stage Festival where he directed Bus Stop, Intimate Exchanges, Jacques Brel…, and Lend Me a Tenor, among others. As Artistic Associate at Actors’ Shakespeare Project he has directed As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona,Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, and Measure For Measure. Other productions directed include: Othello with Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey;Round and Round The Garden, Table Manners, K2, Later Life and Holiday Memories at Merrimack Rep; Rancho Mirage, Race, Speed-The-Plow, and True West with New Repertory Theatre; The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and The Goatwoman of Corvis County at Shakespeare & Co.;Misallianceand A Life in the Theatre at Two River Theatre Co.; I Hate Hamlet with StageWest; The Little Foxes at Barter Theatre; and Of Mice and Men at Stoneham Theatre, among others. His roles in recent feature films include Black Mass, Patriot’s Day and the upcoming, Altar Rock. Mr. Walsh directed the on-field ceremonies for the ’99 All-Star Game at Fenway Park. He is on the faculty at Brandeis University.
Patrick Barlow’s Olivier-nominated adaptation of A Christmas Carol and his version Lew Wallace’s Ben Hur has played off-Broadway and London’s West End. Most recently his re-writing of John Milton’s Comus has played to critical acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Patrick is also celebrated in the UK for his two-man theatre company National Theatre of Brent, whose comedy epics include Wagner’s Ring Cycle, The Charles and Diana Story, The Messiah, The Wonder of Sex, The Arts and How They Was Done, The Black Hole of Calcutta, The Life and Times of the Dalai Lama and Zulu! They have won two Sony Gold Awards, a Premier Ondas Award for Best European Comedy and the New York Festival Gold Award for Best Comedy. Mr. Barlow’s screenwriting credits include Van Gogh (Prix Futura Berlin Film Festival),Revolution!! (Best Comedy Jerusalem Film Festival) and the BAFTA-winning The Young Visiters. Publications include Shakespeare: The Truth!and The Complete History of the Whole World. As an actor Mr. Barlow has also appeared in Absolutely Fabulous, Shakespeare in Love, Notting Hill, Nanny McPhee and Bridget Jones’s Diary. He is currently writing theatre versions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Dracula.
Lewis D. Wheeler has also appeared at GSC in The Totalitarians, Gloucester Blue, Doubt: A Parable, An Ideal Husband, and directed Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth. His recent credits include Between Riverside and Crazy, and Hand to God at SpeakEasy Stage; Nat Turner in Jerusalem, andRichard II with Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Ideation, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Muckrakerswith New Rep; Finish Line at Boston Theater Company; Blood on the Snow with the Bostonian Society; and five seasons with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. Regionally he has worked at American Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Nora Theatre, Underground Railway Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Company, Huntington Theatre, American Stage (FL), Publick Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Cape Rep. Mr. Wheeler was a founding member of Harbor Stage where he performed in TheSeagull and Hedda Gabler, and directed David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones. His film and TV credits include Manchester by the Sea, Black Mass,Pink Panther 2, The Company Men, Louisa May Alcott (PBS), Brotherhood, City on a Hill and the upcoming Honest Thief and Greta Gerwig’sLittle Women. Mr. Wheeler is a member of Theatre Espresso, performing interactive, historical dramas about social justice for students. He also participates in improv-based training programs at Boston Children’s Hospital, helping clinicians practice challenging situations.
Amanda Collins previously appeared at Gloucester Stage in The Totalitarians, Out of Sterno (IRNE Nomination, Best Actress), This Is Our Youth and 9 Circles. Regionally she has been seen in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Merrimack Rep for which she received the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress; Old Money with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Back the Night and Elemeno Pea with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre; Women Who Mapped The Stars and The Life of Galileo at Central Square Theater; A Behanding in Spokane, The Bald Soprano, Speech and Debate, Shortstack, Colorado, and What Then with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; The Seagull with Harbor Stage/Modern Theatre; Fun Home, Men on Boats and My Name Is Asher Lev at Cape Rep; Taste of Sunrise with Wheelock Family Theater;When The World Was Green andAn Ideal Husband at American Stage, Florida; and Jester’s Dead with The Outfit in NYC. Ms. Collins was a founding member of Harbor Stage Company. Her television and film credits include Olive Kitteridge (HBO); Castle Rock (Hulu); Boston’s Finest(ABC Pilot) and Sea of Trees.
2019 marks Paul Melendy’s fifth consecutive season with GSC. He has appeared in 2018’s Cyrano; 2017’s Bank Job, 2016’s The Last Schwartz,and 2015’s Sweet and Sad. His other recent area credits include Noir Hamlet with Centastage which he’ll be taking to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this coming August, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Greater Boston Stage Company, Sorryat New Repertory Theatre, and A Confederacy of Dunceswith Nick Offerman at Huntington Theatre Company. Mr. Melendy can also be seen regularly in Boston’s Shear Madnessas Tony/Eddie and on television as The Naked Guy in a popular Bernie and Phyl’s ad. Currently, he can be seen as The Unicorn in a string of Citizen’s Bank web spots.. Some of Mr. Melendy’s upcoming theater collaborations include The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly at Merrimack Repertory Theatre directed by Shana Gozansky of GSC’s recent Barefoot in the Park and in 2020 Miss Holmes Returns with Greater Boston Stage Company. Mr. Melendy’s film credits include Unfinished Business with Vince Vaughn; The Pink Panther Deux with Steve Martin; TheMakeover with Julia Stiles and Father of the Year with David Spade film for Netflix.
Gabriel Kuttner is a Boston-based actor, educator, producer and director. He has worked with Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Lyric Stage, New Rep, Stoneham Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Israeli Stage, Publick Theatre, WHAT, Harbor Stage as well as across the US and Europe. Mr. Kuttner was a founding member of Orfeo Group, whose work was thrice recognized by the Elliot Norton committee. As an actor, he has twice been the recipient of the IRNE award (Solo Performance and Best Supporting Actor). Mr. Kuttner has served on the faculty of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Salem State University and Northeastern University, where he has taught acting, public speaking, dialect and producing.
THE 39 STEPS PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Wednesdays – Saturdays: 7:30 pm;
Saturdays – Sundays: 2:00 pm
Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
SINGLE TICKET PRICES: Single Ticket prices are $15 to $48 with discounts available for Preview Performances, Senior Citizens, Military Families,and College Students and those under 18 years of age. For detailed ticket information visit www.gloucesterstage.com
PAY WHAT YOU WISH: SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2 PM: Gloucester Stage is committed to inclusion and diversity, including socio-economic status. Pay What You Wish performances are the first Saturday Matinee (2pm) of each production, allowing access to the arts for all. No one is turned away for lack of funds and donations can be made before or after the show.
CAPE ANN NIGHTS: FRIDAY, JULY 5, 7:30 PM; SATURDAY, JULY 6 2 PM & 7:30 PM; WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, JULY 17 & JULY 24, 7:30 PM: Enriching our local community is key to our mission impact. Residents of Cape Ann can purchase $25 tickets at Preview Performances and every Wednesday of each production. Limit of 2 (two) per household. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office 978.281.4433, with a valid address.
POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS: SUNDAY: JULY 14 & JULY 21: Following the 2 pm performances on Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, July 21, audiences are invited to free post-show discussions with the artists from The 39 Steps.
ABOUT THE COMPANY: Gloucester Stage is a professional non-profit theater providing a unique, intimate experience as audiences are never more than five rows from the stage. Located in a century-old repurposed brick warehouse on the waterfront of Cape Ann, the organization is led by Artistic Director, Robert Walsh and Interim Managing Director Christopher Griffith. Entering the company’s 40th Season in 2019, GSC benefits from a loyal audience searching for intellectually stimulating and socially relevant stories.
As we are waiting for the barge to come and take down the rest of the pier and then the rebuilding will begin, so pretty.
Gloucester Mayor Romeo Theken shares the Massachusetts Cultural Council July 2019 newsletter. Enjoy!
Through our Community Initiative, Mass Cultural Council works to support all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. Over the last two years, our Cultural Compact pilot program supported a new and innovative approach to elevating arts and culture in communities.
Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Compact pilot provided funding to create formal partnerships, via signed agreement, in six communities – Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield, Lynn, New Bedford, and Harwich. We brought together municipal leaders, Local Cultural Councils, and Cultural Districts to work together to deepen the commitment of arts and culture in communities and strengthen relationships with those who support and create art in communities. READ MORE
Celebrate the vibrancy of our communities at these festivals – and more – throughout the season:
- July 11, 2019: KIDS RULE, New Bedford, MA
- July 12, 2019: Arts Night Out En Plein Air, Northampton, MA
- July 13, 2019: My Caribbean One World Expo, Boston, MA
- July 20, 2019: CultureFest, Ashland, MA
- July 20, 2019: Native American Artisan’s Festival, Aquinnah, MA
- July 24, 2019: Duxbury Hydrangea Festival, Duxbury, MA
On the Podcast Engaging Diverse Artists
Opportunities & Resources
Guidelines are available for National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grants. Grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Apply by Aug. 8, 2019.
Mass Cultural Council’s Festivals grants of $500 for festivals taking place from Sept. 1, 2018 – Feb 29, 2020 are now available. Applications will be reviewed on a “first-received, first-reviewed” basis. Regional diversity will be taken into consideration as part of the application review process. Apply by Sept. 16, 2019.
The next Letter of Inquiry deadline for Mass Humanities’ Project Grants is Sept. 9, 2019. Nonprofit and government organizations that serve Mass. residents are eligible to apply. Project Grants support public humanities programming in almost all formats, including lectures, reading-and-discussion series, exhibits, walking tours, film pre-production and distribution projects, teacher education projects, and out-of-school humanities enrichment programs. To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, they are prioritizing funding public programs that use the humanities to explore voting rights in America.
PolicyLink has released Working with Artists to Deepen Impact, the first in a series of briefs documenting lessons/stories from ArtPlace’s Community Development Investments.
National Endowment for the Arts’ Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ offers funding and technical assistance to communities with populations of 50,000 or less to address local economic and quality of life challenges through design solutions. Apply by July 22, 2019. Office hours available through Facebook on July 10, 1-2pm.
New England Foundation for the Art’s National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works Rolling deadline.
Who’s Coming? Respectful Audience Surveying Toolkit, a new resource from OF/BY/FOR ALL, provides step-by-step tools to help you write a survey, share it with a truly random slice of your audience, and analyze the results.
In the News
- Stitchers turn Natick pedestrian bridge into ‘Tunnel of Love’ (Boston Globe, June 25, 2019)
- Worcester Cultural Plan Calls For More Public Art, Neighborhood Beautification, ‘Creative Villages’ (WBUR, June 14, 2019)
- Several Boston Mural Projects Honored Nationally (Patch, June 14, 2019)
- Patience and a steady hand: Increasing diversity in art conversation (Yale News, June 11, 2019)
- Boston needs to invest in a new generation of artists (Boston Globe, June 6, 2019)
- How an “Arts and Culture Economy” Rebuilt a Former Coal Town (Yes! Magazine, May 15, 2019)
- “Changing Attitudes.” A New Tool Links the Arts to Measurable Social Impacts (Inside Philanthropy, May 15, 2019)
- MassArt Is Transforming A Gallery Space Into A New Contemporary Art Museum For Boston (WBUR, May 8, 2019)
The exhibition Within | Without celebrates Conneman’s masterful brush-drawn, hand-carved lettering in stone and on paper. The stones are found throughout New England, many on walks in the wilds of Cape Ann. In the artist’s words: Lettering out these words with a brush and paint is a silent performance—a fluid, slow-motion translation into visual presence. Carving is elemental—the physical removal of stone with a mallet and chisel. Words become tactile and enduring.
The exhibition continues through July 28.
The gallery is located at 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester next to the Cape Ann Museum. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1:00-5:00 and by appointment. 917-902-4359 . janedeeringgallery.com
Conneman holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and earned a Diploma in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School, Boston.
July 18, 2019
Candlelight Tours at Hammond Castle Museum
From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Candlelight Tours at Hammond Castle Museum
John Hays Hammond, Jr. loved the evening. Alexander Graham Bell had suggested to Hammond that he work at night and sleep during the day, which Hammond adopted. Domestic staff, frequent overnight guests, and even Hammond’s wife were daytime people and frequently commented that they might go long periods where they rarely saw him.
With this in mind, “candlelight tours” are offered Thursday nights during the months of July and August. Guides will show you the rooms the Hammond frequented and tell stories about how Irene Fenton Hammond and her husband enjoyed their many years living in the castle. Guided tours are the only way to see the castle on Thursday evenings at no additional charge other than basic admission, and are offered at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 P.M. Thursday August 15th there will be no candle light tours. Come and
July 11th 2019
Nadia Robertson & The Mari Martin Band
Mari Martin Band
The City of Gloucester’s Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series Kicked off on the Fourth of July with Peter Hoare opening and closing with The John Jerome Band!
Special thanks to our main sponsor Salem Five Bank as well as to our community sponsors Cape Ann Lanes, Salt Water Grille & Pub, Sunbanque Tanning, Jerry Noble Electricians, Maplewood Car Wash & Pratty’s! We could NOT do this without you! And we hope all of you will visit our sponsors to give them your business and say thank you too! For helping bring the joy of music on hot summer nights to us all! See ya on the hill!
Here are some photos of last week’s concert by Sheila Roberts Orlando
Peter Hoare & The John Jerome Band
State to See Nine Options for New School: Officials hoping to present officials with override in spring, front page story by Ray Lamont, Gloucester Daily Times July 8, 2019
Read the article here
” Dore & Whittier is to present the options — without a firm design or pricing — to the City Council at its meeting Tuesday, July 9.”
“Pope emphasized that, while the council does not have approval authority over a school project, the School Committee is looking for an endorsement of the project concept.”
Prior post June 20, 2019 here
After a nice night sleep Thatch and I walked through downtown Friday Harbor to Susie’s Mopeds to pick up our little red Scoot Coupe. After a thorough training and debriefing of the rules of the road we drove off the lot and off to grab a quick coffee, smoothie, and breakfast on the waterfront. Full bellies and some caffeine down, we set off for our three-hour trip around San Juan Island. The scoot coupe is super fun to drive and easily did the 25-35 mile speed limit that encompasses most of the island. We stopped along the way at lots of viewing areas including Cattle Point Light House, Driftwood Beach, False Harbor, Lime Kiln Point Park, and more. We drove by the beautiful Lavender Farm, Alpaca Farm, and Sculpture Garden because we had a boat to catch….but, we are excited to go to all three of those places in our Jeep tomorrow.
At 1:30 we boarded our second whale watch. This time with San Juan Excursions on board the Odyssey. It had just started to rain and was significantly colder than the day before. In addition, reports were that the group of resident orcas that had magically returned after a two-month absence… just in time for our arrival the day before…. had already left the area again. None of the boats had reported seeing them….or the transient Bigg’s Orcas that are found on 90% of the trips. We didn’t have high hopes of seeing whales, but were still keenly aware of how lucky we were to have had such a magnificent trip the day before….so our spirits were high.
On this trip we headed north towards Waldron Island. It wasn’t long before we saw a dozen or so bald eagles….so cool….and several seals. Those sightings and the breathtaking scenery that literally surrounds you in the midst of these islands would have been enough to have satisfied us on that trip, but soon enough we came upon a family of Bigg’s Orcas. Bigg’s are one of the species that feed upon porpoises and whales….as opposed to the salmon feeding orcas we had seen the day before. The group consisted of a male (the father), a mother, her teenage off-spring, and her newest baby girl. The baby orca breached a few times and they all traveled between us and the coast for about an hour before we needed to head back. At times they were so close to the shore it seemed like someone on land could have almost touched them.
I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t been regretting my decision to bring my better quality camera gear on this trip, but we will anxiously await the naturalists’ photos. A fantastic bonus of taking a trip through this organization is that they share their photos via email for no charge.
Yesterday I wrote about our sunset trip with those resident orcas that had left the area for so long. It is not at all lost on me how special it is that those whales returned to the area on Thursday, we were able to secure a spot on a sunset whale watch on Friday seeing SO many of them (after missing an afternoon whale watch due to a canceled ferry….. a whale watch that just so happen didn’t encounter those whales), and that those whales seem to have already disappeared again. Here is the whale blog report written by one of the naturalists on board the Sea Lion vessel about our sunset cruise with those whales. We have been following that blog report since May and it was really special to finally experience a trip with them….especially such a special trip!
After some downtime back at our vacation rental, we went downtown and had dinner at the Blue Water Bar and Grill overlooking the insanely cute Friday Harbor. Thatch had his “go to” Ahi Tuna and I had fish tacos. Ice cream across the street….where two small cones added up to only $7.50 (when was the last time two ice creams only cost you that?)…wrapped up our night and by 10:00 we were tucked into bed.
Curiosities is the new name for the former location of Cape Ann Auction, which was Fred Bodin’s shop prior to that. The name is most appropriate to describe what the visitor will find inside. Stock rotates frequently and is always intriguing. It’s worth noting they are always looking to add to their inventory.
Chris figures he has $450 into traps, buoys, rope, tape and other miscellaneous stuff to get his 10 pots ready to go lobstering.
First haul he caught 2 keepers out of his 10 traps.
On a per lobster cost basis he’s at $225 per lobster.
We’ll keep you updated.