“Fogbow” Over the Essex River

I had to pullover and take these photos of the fog over the Essex River. The rainbow was pretty cool as well and the boaters on the Any Given Day (I think that was the name) were an added bonus. If you know who those guys are maybe share this with them. I hope they made it back down the river and through the fog safely!

Forget About “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Try Breakfast at Pratty’s

Well, here’s a place that I haven’t been to for breakfast. Enjoy Pratty’s new breakfast special.

FREE BREAKFAST with the purchase of your first drink from 8:00 am – 11:00 am for just one week only. So, get in there between now and October 24th.

Check out their Facebook Page HERE

The Brown Dog

I have been meaning to get to the Brown Dog in Ipswich for quite some time now. With tickets for the Marini Farm Corn Maze in hand, we decided to stop there for dinner. I am so glad we did. Seven of us enjoyed some chowder, delicious appetizers, and some burgers….and a beer and/or pumpkin martini.

You can check them out here

Monday Night Lights

We are loving Gloucester Fall Ball thanks to some great organizers, volunteers, and coaches….not to mention the players. Finn’s travel baseball team endured plenty of scorching hot double-headers this summer…. I can’t believe how quickly we’ve transitioned to super chilly night games with this league. No matter what the temperature though, it is always fun to watch these kids play.

Lyon-Waugh Presents Open Door with $10,000….soon to be $20,000

I was honored to be in attendance yesterday, at The Open Door, as Julie LaFontaine happily accepted a very generous $10,000 check on their behalf from Warren Waugh and the Lyon Waugh Auto Group. That check was made of behalf of Gloucester Police Department’s Community Impact Unit, headed by Lt. Jeremiah Nicastro, who challenged the community back in September to come together in a big way. Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan was also in attendance as her continued support of The Open Door has always been incredibly important.

You may remember that back in September The Open Door held a food drive at the Gloucester Market Basket, the Building Center, and Crackerjacks in Rockport. The food drive was hosted in partnership with Gloucester Police Department’s Community Impact Unit, the We Are All in This Together Gloucester community action group, Awesome Rockport and the Rockport Exchange. At the day’s end the food drive was able to collect over 15,000 pounds of food and more than $11,000. It was a beautiful example of how this community comes together and Lyon Waugh was there along with many others to present a truck load of groceries.

While donations are always incredibly important to The Open Door these unprecedented times certainly create even more need. Thanks to community generosity, like that of the Lyon Waugh Auto Group, they have been able to make a significant impact in more than 5,000 households. The number of meals distributed is well over 800,000 and almost 30,000 meals have been prepared in Open Door’s very own kitchen. The food pantry has recently reopened for shopping as well on Tuesdays by appointment. With the holiday season soon approaching and many annual fundraising opportunities missed due to Covid restrictions, help and support are critical. Not only did Warren Waugh present a $10,000 check yesterday, but he pledged another $10,000 to come when the holidays are upon us. Lyon Waugh is well known, rightfully so, for generosity in the Cape Ann community and beyond….but, also for treating their many employees incredibly well. One of the many ways that is demonstrated is through a much anticipated holiday party. With large gatherings not taking place this year, and that holiday event canceled, Waugh was pleased to announce that they would use those resources to make the second donation.

There will be more opportunities to support the Open Door this Fall. Please check back for the many ways you can help.

“A Case of the Mondays”

Check out this awesome photo posted by Pelagic Gear on their Instagram page. It credits photographer Al McGlashan with capturing the moment a giant mako shark attacks a blue marlin that was in the midst of being released boat-side. Yikes. Tough break for the blue marlin….easy meal for the mako….probably quite a scare for the crew.

Charles Seabrook

I was going through photos from this summer and the Charles Seabrook caught my eye. I was taking a photo of Finn fishing on the waterfront of Hyannis Harbor. I’m pretty certain that I’ve photographed the Charles Seabrook in Gloucester as well. Can someone tell me if she is usually up in Gloucester Harbor?

Under the Surface

While out in Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard we stopped in the Under the Surface Gallery to enjoy Benjamin McCormick’s photography. I bought three prints for Finn’s bedroom. Each are brilliant with bright green and blue hues. I purchased “Tuna Trip”, “Mackerel Backs”, and “Working the Rip” and they look fabulous on Finn’s wall.

Click on the link below to see his work as my photos do not do it justice!

https://www.benjaminmccormick.com

Good News, It’s Fall

I mean, if the weather has to get colder, let’s look on the bright side. It’s time for pumpkin beer with a shooter of caramel vodka and either a sugar or cinnamon rim….or up your game with a some straight up caramel squirted into the glass. A good friend made me one (or two) of these the other night and they certainly hit the spot.