I mean, really. The sunsets that happen over our Cape are breathtaking. I love to drive from the rotary towards the Annisquam, past Plum Cove Beach, Lanes Cove, the Lobster Pool, Halibut Point, Pigeon Cove, Granite Pier, Back Beach, Cape Hedge Beach, Good Harbor Beach, and Niles. It is impossible, I think, to do them all in one trip…but I like to see several each evening….or sit and savor just one.
The Bruins play Game 1 of Round One of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes this morning at 11:00 am! 11:00 am?? NESN let everyone know on Instagram last night, “For everyone worried about tomorrow’s game time…..we got you” along with an excused tardy slip for employers. Tune into NESN for pregame beginning at 10:00 and for puck drop at 11:00.
Start Your Engines. Or, maybe not. I can’t help but think there must be a story behind this washed ashore small engine. I hope that it isn’t a sign of some trouble on the water. Finn and I saw it while fishing off the rocks in Magnolia.
Finn and I explored some coast line along Magnolia the past few days. It was fun to see what had washed up and discover nooks and crannies along the way. We are, as we all already know, blessed to live in such a beautiful place….where even ocean debris can be pretty.
Right as Isiasi passed quickly with some very heavy rains, we were waiting for some take-out dinner to be ready. We drove through Gloucester during the worst of it….as it came on kind of quickly. By the time we got to Niles Beach, the rain had stopped and the sky was so bright. We stopped to snap a couple of photos and then saw a very dull rainbow off the back shore and in the distance.
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Thatcher and I pulled over quickly to enjoy the sunset at Plum Cove Beach. With no legitimate parking spots available we decided to move along, but I snapped four quick photos first. This surfer walked across the shot as I did so. A happy photobomb ….as I think he kind of completes the picture.
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Finn went out Tuna Fishing the other day and sadly had no luck. He did, however, have a six species day. He was able to catch pogies, cod, haddock, mackerel, mud hake, and….more excitingly…his first shark. I’m sad that I wasn’t on the boat to watch him fight the shark and to capture more video…but, I’m thankful that Thatcher snapped a couple photos for me. The blue shark took the tuna bait and was obviously released. It was fun for Finn to reel in something that big though! I love how passionate Finn is about his fishing. He loves his hockey, and baseball, and yes…his xbox (insert eyeroll) but…when given the choice….fishing is ALWAYS top on his list. Every vacation is built around where/when he can fish….and where he can find the best local tackle shop.
We have left Disney World to get back to the hotel and fish on the lake. We have left the beach in the Bahamas to find fishing line and conch to fish off the docks. We have spent countless hours fishing under bridges in the Florida Keys ….when I would have given a million dollars for a frozen drink at the Square Grouper. We wake up before sunrise on Martha’s Vineyard to get to Owen Park Beach at the first light of dawn….and we usually end the day on the rocks at Lake Tashmoo well after the sun sets. Trips to NH in the winter involve ice fishing….and even some hockey tournaments leave me looking for hotels near fishing holes. He doesn’t care what he catches…or what the conditions. He’s on a mission with a good buddy to catch 100 stripers this season….but, they’ve stalled out at about 35. I have promised him some more time on the water to score some more!
Finn has even started his own fishing Instagram page. If you use Instagram you can look for him at finnatic_fishing
More than anything right now he’d like to go fish with the Charlie Moore the Mad Fisherman. to up that Bass count.
This sun-bleached crab and its intricate exoskeleton are oddly beautiful. Thank you to Paul Horovitz for sharing this photo from a walk through the Annisquam with us.
Remember when they were first built and you couldn’t help but notice them from every angle and every vantage point in town. Now, I barely notice them. But, every once in a while, you catch them at a certain view and they shock you still. They look pretty impressive standing strong and tall up behind Gloucester Crossing.
Want to win an awesome raffle basket….AND support Gloucester Little League? Of course you do! Look at just some of the great baskets that Gloucester Little League will be raffling off. With the help of some very motivated members and volunteers, Gloucester Little League was able to pull off an abbreviated season and the players (and their families) are so excited to be back on the field. With all sorts of important Covid precaution protocols in place, however, the concession stands obviously could not open. A large portion of the league’s fundraising comes from those concessions. So, there is no better time to support your local ball players than right now!
Tickets cost $5 for 1 and $20 for 6. You can either Venmo Melissa Francis; Meagan Marrone or Jennifer Johnson or mail a check to GLL at 30 Webster Street c/o Jeff Francis.
The Facebook Live Raffle will happen on August 6th….so, if you’re writing a check be certain to mail it soon!
Get them while you can…
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that sunsets in Lanes Cove are amongst the prettiest in the world.
Baseball is back and it has been so fun to watch the kids get back on an assortment of fields around town. In both Gloucester and Rockport volunteers have been working steadily on fields, in dugouts, and online getting everything ready for these players to, well, Play Ball. I’d be remiss to start naming people because I would absolutely leave some out, but thank you to Gloucester Little League, the Fishermen teams, and the Rockport folks (who also built really great new dugouts that will be awesome next season!). Thank you also to all of the coaches and volunteers. If you’ve been missing the sound of the crack of a bat drive by one of the local fields. Please do keep in mind that they are being incredibly vigilant about Covid precautions!
The Beauport Princess, Cruiseport Gloucester, and the Seaport Grille were looking pretty dazzling the other night while I sat and watched Finn fish on the State Fish Pier.
I have always loved watching the fishermen tend to their gear, head out to fish, or unload a day’s catch along the working waterfront as day trippers and locals shop, walk, and site see around them. The ebb and flow of our communities are part of what makes them remarkable.
Have you enjoyed lobster from Captain Joe and Sons yet? Thanks to Paul Horovitz for sending in this photo of their wonderful dinner with lobsters from Capt. Joe and Sons. Looks like the perfect way to celebrate a summer evening.