Did you see the Cloud shelf | cloud roll? #GloucesterMA

January sky 1/25/2023, Gloucester, Ma. This morning’s elongated cloud roll/cloud shelf tube wrapped around the coast and tapered to a funnel horn tip. Views passing Good Harbor Beach and Long Beach

A shelf cloud stacks with the storm cloud. A roll cloud doesn’t. Both were at play today. The roll was prominent 8AM to noon.

Stepping into 2023 on a clear and sunny New Year’s Day. Walking in #GloucesterMA

Picnics, promenade, and polar plunge- there were fresh starts everywhere we turned.

Photos: Gloucester, Ma. New Year’s Day, 2023. Coffin’s Beach, Long Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Niles Beach, Stacy Boulevard, and Wingaersheek Beach.

Storm walk on Long Beach after high tide backed off seawall. #winterstorm

Dec. 23, 2022

Views from winter storm walk an hour after high tide when the splash over waves settled back from the Long Beach seawall. The waves are not as huge as some storms. Still, stair and platform debris at both ends of the beach. Surge pushed back into the street. This is the 2nd of 3 high tides in the forecast.

Storm at sunrise was 50° Surf & Wind. 3 hr to Next High Tide #GloucesterMA

Jingle Bell Storm rise sunrise photos Dec. 23, 2022, about 3 hours before the next high tide: Power is on at Long Beach; Creek level at Good Harbor Beach footbridge; Salty Salt Island; Twin Lights, Thacher Island – sunrise spray and waves; Back Shore

8 AM No power outages reported on Cape Ann – 60,000+ in Mass.- http://mema.mapsonline.net/

9AM Update – 1000+ outages in Gloucester

Rockport DPW Removes Long Beach Stairs and Footbridge access

Long Beach, Nov. 10, 2022

This year, several of the stairs had to be dug out several feet for removal.

Sign of winter coming: Saratoga Creek footbridge severed access between Cape Hedge and Long Beach until spring returns.

Sand is covering the rip rap in November 2022, not as high as 2011, and deposited the entire stretch. Sand depth shifts on Long Beach. Read more here in an older post from 2017.

Seawall repair October 2022 Before | After

Summer’s simple pleasures: beach towels on railings, sand rinse foot baths on Long Beach, paper lanterns, beach games, and cloud rolls

Description- Late summer photos. Series around town. Gloucester and Rockport. Good Harbor Beach and Long Beach. Aug-September 2022. Simple pleasures of summer: beach towels on railings hung out to dry; sand rinse foot baths at Long Beach cottages; beach games; paper lanterns; clouds

Beach towels on the railings hung out to dry

Sand rinse foot bath tubs on Long Beach cottages

Beach games – volleyball, beach baseball

Cloud roll

Paper Lanterns

downtown tree in Dock Square and for the playhouse too

Open Swim for a good cause was a record! WCVB Channel 5 story

Impressive feat for a worthy cause. Congratulations to Michael Klonsky and the reporters for a great story!

He has trained in Cape Ann waters, too.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/swimmer-raises-thousands-for-greater-boston-food-bank-with-record-swim/41296054

beauty of fog unfolding – a Magic Realism morning on good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, Twin Lights

fleeting and atmospheric low tide vistas photos: c. ryan, 7/17/2022

Good Harbor Beach | Long Beach

Thinking about 19th and 20th century painters and printmakers including Ben Shahn, Laura Knight, Peter Hurd, George Tooker, Caspar David Friedrich, Eric Ravilious, Hopper, Morandi, others

Long Beach Parking Lot Now on instagram. Come visit!

Search for and follow longbeachparkinglot on Instagram (one word, all lower case) Open every day at 8AM. Bathrooms, shower and changing rooms available.

Summer days and beach signs – Long Beach parking lot. No reservations needed. photos: c. ryan

Beach games

Summer sports

heart surf Long Beach motif

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.

Make Way for Wild turkeys – by Long Beach #GloucesterMA

Four wild turkeys paraded through the neighborhood.

Photo description: wild turkeys spring courtship time. Striking big male displaying with three disinterested females. They were busy foraging and moving out while he was strutting. One female was momentarily distracted by its own reflection in the front bumper of a parked car. (photos: c. ryan)

2021 Wild Turkeys cross Thatcher Road

Last March I saw 18 cross Thatcher Road, between Good Harbor Beach and Long Beach Dairy Maid, just past Witham.

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

Goose down, sunny and snowing #GloucesterMA, Manchester, Rockport

February 6, 2022 – about 8 AM.

A bright winter morning. Snowing. 10 degrees.

winter octopus fence with snow pile like sea foam

Snowing Long Beach – circle view

Goose down– and goose up :). Vid. clip geese dropping down to marsh behind the Long Beach cottages