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While we were down at Good Harbor Beach just before high tide during the storm today, I took a series of photos of the incoming surge on the marsh side of the beach and stitched them together. While storms like these bring destruction and hassle for us humans, the surge is a form of renewal for the marsh habitat. This is rather large photo so click through to see the high resolution version!
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Here’s how we got through Irene over at Inn Magnolia:
The Cape Ann Hurricane
2 oz light rum
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz orange juice
1 oz Bogg’s Cranberry Liquer (replaces the grenadine in the New Orleans version)
1 oz Gosling’s Black Rum
Pour each ingredient in a hurricane glass (okay, we didn’t have any) over ice, slowwwwly so they don’t mix. Top with a squeeze of lime and a bamboo skewer (all we had handy) with a couple blueberries (a nod to the Downeasters). Looks great but of course ya gotta stir it before you drink it.
BTW, the fire extinguisher in the photo is NOT part of the recipe!
“My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.”
House Husband Writes-
My first and as of this writing only lobster taken on snorkel. I caught this in about 12 feet of water, at low tide in Rockport. Totally worth buying the permit to have this memory. Here’s the lobster, next to the guage — you can check it yourself with photoshop, if you’ve a mind.
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Greg Bover’s Quote of The Week Is On Vacation. He sends this instead-
SV Linnet represents from The Basin on the New Meadows River in Maine. See the sticker on the dodger? We’re waiting out the storm. So far so good.
I’m squinting real hard but I don’t see no sticka. Of course it would probably help if I knew what the dodger was.
Gloucester Schooner Festival 2010 a Look Back. Slideshow
Hurricane Earl Tried to ruin last years Schooner Festival, but was unsuccessful.
The Day of the Parade of Sails was a beautiful, breezy Day.
Here are some Photos from The 2010 Gloucester Schooner Festival.
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2011 Sawyer Free Library Art Auction
Director Carol Gray shows off a few Paintings in this years Auction
The Silent Auction will take place throughout the month of September in the Matz Gallery. The Live Vocal Auction will be held on October 5, 2011 at 7 pm. A Preview Party at 6 pm will precede the auction.
HOW IT WORKS
Joey C did a great video describing how you place a Silent Bid
This video is from the 2009 Art Auction.
Anyone who canned or made Sista Felicia’s Sun-Dried Tomatoes yesterday I would live to see your finished product. Send in a pic and I’ll post it.
Joey, you are too funny with those storm tracking lines!!!!!
Here’s my prep. Let’s hope we all survive this storm without harm.
Photography and Graphic Design
174 East Main Street #1
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http://Liveoncapeann.com Shots of Eastern Point, The Dog Bar, The Back Shore and Good Harbor Beach, all at half/low tide. More
This sailboat ran hard aground courtesy of Hurricane Bob on August 19th, 1991. Twenty years ago, Bob was the last hurricane to make landfall on the New England coast. The storm caused extensive damage and seventeen fatalities, resulting in the name Bob being retired from the list of Hurricane names.
Bodin Historic Photo, 82 Main Street
Click the picture below to watch the storm as it worsens throughout the day-
Webcam courtesy Tony Sapienza and The Team At The Blue Shutters Inn On Good Harbor Beach
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