First Cruise Ship of the Year — pat morss

Yesterday afternoon a small cruise ship from American Cruise Lines, that has a New England, Nova Scotia, St Lawrence Seaway itinerary, came into Gloucester. The only oddity was there were no passengers – was she relocating in anticipation of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions?

Approaching the harbor
Arriving at Cruiseport. Throwing the heaving line with monkey fist, to transport the heavy docking line to shore
Hauling the docking line in on the pier
Fully secured
Behind me at Rose’s Marine, the new and the old
What could be better for sunset dinner than fresh mussels?
And they must be accompanied by a mulled puddle cocktail
Woe, that was good!

Yay, Magnolia Community Farmers Marketplace to take place on Lexington Avenue

Who’s so excited for the farmers market on Lexington Ave this year?!? We know we are! The expected launch date is June 6! Grab some goodies, eat a delicious breakfast and lunch, enjoy some live music, and see your community, while supporting local! ❤️👩‍🌾 #magnoliama #capeann #locallove #gloucesterma #community #farmersmarket @ Magnolia

More information will be coming soon

SUNDAY May 16 @ 7:30 PM Alexandra Grace – Solstice Album Release Show.Facebook Live

Event by Alexandra Grace Music
Online with Facebook Live
Sunday at 7:30 PM EDT
Price: Free
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
Join me for a stripped down acoustic performance of my new EP Solstice! I’ll be sharing the stories behind each of the 5 songs and performing the album from beginning to end. I’ll also be releasing some new merch – a jewelry collection, that I carefully handcrafted out of sterling silver and stones inspired by Solstice’s album cover. Can’t wait to see you, friends!!

go here>www.facebook.com/alexandra.grace1010

Snowy Owl Still at Parker River

We took at ride to Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Mother’s Day and came across this bittersweet sight. We are not birders, but we know enough to understand that snowy owls typically leave this area well before now to return north. We don’t know what is keeping this one around but it seemed to me to act sick or in distress. It’s mouth was wide open several times in the few minutes that we stuck around and I have not seen that too often in other snowy owl encounters. It was tough to watch but I am going to share it anyhow to remind us all that Mother Nature knows what She is doing…….

Bring the Outside In

Cape Ann Home

Summer is coming, and it’s a cause for celebration as we all start spending more time outside. The days are getting longer, and more and more windows are staying open throughout the day. For many of us, we don’t have the opportunity to spend as much time outside in the sunshine as we’d like. Perhaps, we should focus more on bringing the outside into our homes. By eliminating the barriers between outside and in, we can bring a little morelight into our lives.

Marvin Scenic Doors

Marvin Scenic Doors are designed to do just that. They are a combination of wall, window, and door that maximizes the amount of light you can bring into your home. In reducing the barrier between inside and outside, you can get more of the Vitamin D we all crave.

Marvin Scenic Doors

Often when we think of Scenic Doors, an image of a spectacular view of the ocean or mountain…

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