Criss Cross Milk Island Criss Cross to Twin: Watch Out for Right whales feeding here again! between Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach #RockportMA #GloucesterMA

Spring time in Gloucester! Right whales visible from the shore May 5 and May 6, 2022. Not as close as 2018, but we could still hear the blows!

video snippets (3.5 min)

Donna Ardizzoni posted about the (humpback) whales off Magnolia last week.

Blue skies and blanketed 2 | Stage Fort Park, Backshore- after January 29th winter storm #GloucesterMA

stunning winter morning, February 1, 2022, about 7:30 am. Gloucester, Ma.

incl. snapshot motifs: backshore, Centennial & Stacy Boulevard, Stage Fort park, Good Harbor Beach

Jan. 31, 2022 – open with sidewalks and snowbank cuts ready for customers

Blue skies and blanketed | Winter wonderland Sunday morning from January 29 blizzard #GloucesterMA

January 30, 2022. Gloucester, Ma. 730am. Snapshots. C.Ryan: Long Beach, Cape Ann Motor Inn, Thacher Road, Brier Neck Good Harbor Beach, Salt Island Road, Great Marsh oxbow behind Good Harbor Beach , Centennial, Boulevard, Duncan, Fitz Henry Lane / Harbor Loop,

Everywhere city and residents digging out.

FHL sledding 😉

–More coming —

snow band 10 to 11 o’clock January 29 #Blizzard2022 #GloucesterMA Good Harbor Beach Brier Neck

Gloucester, MA 10-11am white out walk. snapshots and video clips: Naomi Drive. Rockport Road. Salt Island Road. Brier Neck. Good Harbor Beach Inn. Good Harbor Beach. Thacher Road.


White out walk. Strong winds on the coast are keeping the snow inches down, and everywhere swaths of bare ground alternate with drifts ankle high to mid thigh. Snow walls are building at intersections as the busy plows stay ahead of this heavy winter battering.

Guess where?

Guess where?

Answer below break.

January 29 blizzard from #GloucesterMA- 7am Long Beach about an hour before high tide

a few snapshots and video clips from Gloucester, MA. 7:15AM (about an hour before high tide) you can click to enlarge and increase video resolution – c. ryan

Wind across sand and street feels like this (5 sec clips)

Sanderlings, winter shorebirds, stand their ground feeding in fierce winds (20 sec)

Birds are tinier than the seaweed gusting past.

sanderlings might be easier to spot in this one

Gloucester DPW has been by at least twice since 5am. The wind is swirling in all directions so the accumulation is blasted from surfaces.

MEMA power outages map shows about 23,000+ without power as of 8:11am

http://mema.mapsonline.net/

Watching Waves for spin drift Rainbows. November surfers. Long Beach #RockportMA #GloucesterMA

Walking on Long Beach 11/24/2021 – Steady waves. Light on sea spray rainbows (a watched pot never boils…) November surfers.

vid clip Long Beach 11/24/2021- November rainbow sea spray; love when sunlight breaks through spin drifts– tossed rainbows. Faint and infrequent this day.

Long Beach November surfing GIFs and vid. clip-

Cape Ann Motor Inn, Cape Ann SUP & Surf, The Cow food truck – all open at Long Beach

Feels like summer!

Cape Ann Motor Inn

Cape Ann SUP & surf – renting boogie boards, too!

The Cow Beach Food & Ice Cream food truck (on busy, sunny days!)

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Piping plovers and other shorebirds are visiting, too. If you see them, be happy and celebrate a healthy beach.

The Morning After- next day storm waves

The Long Beach walkway was dry this morning: Storm Teddy did not surge up and over the seawall. Light debris was deposited on nearly spotless Long Beach. Beautiful rollers were distant as the tide was heading out.

photos 9/23/2020- click to enlarge to full size

 

 

Spotted less than ten shorebirds, three species. These tiny birds are migrating from the arctic and landing to rest and refuel. Give them space if you see them! The few I spotted were flushed off.

A smile path helps wildlife. Walk around (or pause if you have the time)

 

Shorebird visitors hanging out together today (sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers and semipalmated plovs). Easy to add a smile path when you spot them.

 

Below L-R: Sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, and semipalmated plover visiting 2020

 

Scenes of waves from Storm Teddy yesterday 9/22/2020 here

#GloucesterMA a foot of snow at daybreak March 4 2019 winter storm

Snapshots during the snowstorm. Snow fell at a quick clip and was deeper than I expected. I saw two snow plows stuck and digging out. Today will be a heavy shovel that neighbors may need help with.

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Salt Island Road to Good Harbor Beach- snow deeper than my boots on the dry sand

 

 

Snow blue ice in the tucks and shadows, and trees coated like Kancamagus Highway

 

 

measuring snow fall by mailbox and car coating

 

Bomb cyclone winter storm: Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, Witham Street #GloucesterMA North of Boston

UPDATED- link to post2 January 5th with video

2:15PM slush pond roads and closed by Witham and Thacher and Good Harbor Beach parking lot. Power outages this way.

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GOOD HARBOR BEACH

Ocean is up on the deck outside the Good Harbor Beach Inn snack bar, though not to the street

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LONG BEACH

There go the staircases

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**Video coming when power-wifi back**

Long Beach November: At the back of Cape Ann Motor Inn

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How close is the Cape Ann Motor Inn to Long beach? On it! So close most days they need to sweep sand out of the parking lot. They told me that they have been busier all seasons, especially since they renovated the rooms a couple of years ago.

 

Nice day for a 10K | Cape Ann Motor Inn booked

Cars streaming into Good Harbor Beach parking lot this morning for the annual Lone Gull 10K, voted 2016 Race of the Year from New  England Runner Magazine. 

Cape Ann Motor Inn was booked.

What a beautiful day for the race, and Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails weekends. Plan for next year!

cars streaming in for 2017 Sept 24 Lone Gull 10K

view from Cape Ann Motor Inn
sunrise Lone Gull 10K day-  view from Cape Ann Motor Inn

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Good Harbor Beach parking lot filling up fast like summer