I got lost on my walk this morning. I am directionally challenged, so normally walk one of 3 established routes. I had taken the longer walking route up Mt. Pleasant Ave to Moreland to Atlantic to Brace Cove and up St. Louis to Farrington and straight back Eastern Point to East Main and up Rocky Neck Ave. This time I turned up High Popples, a route I have taken with walking buddy artist, Caroline Kwas, who is not directionally challenged, and has a GPS. When I got to Grapevine, I followed my “sense of direction”, turned left and continued walking. By this time I was tired and wasn’t seeing anything familiar. I spotted a couple in their front yard and went up to them and asked where I was. They laughed and said: “You’re in Gloucester, Mass!” It was Ed and Jean Pasquina, and Jean immediately offered to give me a ride back to Rocky Neck, which I gratefully accepted. Thanks Jean, you get the Good Morning Gloucester angel of the day award.
The next angel is Tom Bernie of East Gloucester. Tom, a longtime pilot, has wings, and gave me my wings when he took me up yesterday in his very cool two-seater open cockpit experimental, homemade in his basement and attic, bright red plane. It was without a doubt the adventure of this summer. I got to take 400+ photos of the coastline from Hampton to Cape Ann, and got many cool shots of familiar places from a very unique perspective. I’ll be sharing some of them with you over the next couple of days. This series is Tom preparing the plane for takeoff, me looking like a cool aviator chick, the plane’s shadow on the beach. Can you identify the others?
Thanks Tom for a really great experience and view of Cape Ann.