Good Harbor Beach parking lot full using the new reservation system Sunday before Memorial Day looks like…

a busy, beautiful sunny Sunday! Residents and visitors adapted to the new system.

Good Harbor Beach yodel parking lot reservation purchase link here

views from midday about 11am – 1:30

Pre-season vs. today

preseason May 23, 2022 (or any quiet off peak time or inclement weather day) vs. busy day

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.

Powdered Rooftops and Streets #GloucesterMA Winter snow

Winter walks and drives after snow storms February 15 and February 26, Gloucester, Mass.

Feb. 26 Powdered roofs and streets

on the morning after snowstorm left 8-10″

Feb. 26 – Boulevard and beaches

Feb. 26 Shades of Blue and powder

February 15, 2022 sunrise

February 15, 2022 Looking for Hibbard

Thinking about all the colors in snow with light and shadow, and artists impressions of white, prompted a brief mission to Cape Ann Museum followed by a Rockport confirmation pass. (I know the Motif has been rebuilt and situated, and the Hibbard hill is fancy. Still. The thrill of tracing is immediate here!)

Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas, CAM temporary exhibition did not disappoint and marked a rare stop since pre-covid. In January 2021 I was masked and looking at another Hibbard on display at CAM.

artists specific to this post – Aldro Hibbard, Henry Martin Gasser, Don Stone

A summer day at Good Harbor Beach

On Wednesday went over to Good Harbor Beach.  The temperature was almost 70 degrees.  Again New Englanders can adapt very quickly to weather changes.  Love the photo of people in the ocean and someone talking to them in a parka.

sugared dune grass and ice blasted following Friday’s winter storm #GloucesterMA

Feb. 5, 2022 Long Beach (Rockport and Gloucester, MA.) snapshots about 8am.

How much snow?

Stone and metal surfaces are ice blasted with a fresh snow dusting 1/2″ – 2″ between Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach. By daylight, the coastal rocky shoreline between the beaches would normally reveal a highway of wildlife tracks and drama. There were none today which means the rocks are thick slick coated. Instead it’s the natural surfaces- -grass, sand, brush– worn and riveted. When they’re not icy, wildlife favor those bare surfaces.

View out the windows- glazing is ice blasted

ice, ice railing | pics show metal, glass and stone vs. grass, sand, etc to give an idea of what’s out there

Want to identify local wildlife from winter tracks in the snow?

Wonderful children’s picture book

Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow! by Diane Polley with illustration by Marion Hall

and pocket guide by http://www.masswildlife.org

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.