The cruise was wonderful fun! Thanks so much to our host Joey, Captains Tom Ellis and Heath Ellis, Bob and Doug Ryan for their fabulous Ryan and Wood rum cocktails, Paul Giacalone for cigars, which although I don’t smoke were throughly enjoyed by guests, and the always awesome Lannon crew!
Bob and Doug Wood ~ Loved the cocktails in coconuts–what a delightful touch!
My apologies to our friends on the cruise that there are so few photos. This morning when looking at the images I noticed a giant black sploge on every photo–a huge goober on my image sensor. Here’s a few without the sploge after photoshopping out.
Today at Hunt’s photo in Melrose, my go-to place for all camera wants, needs, and crisis, Doug showed me how to professionally clean my image sensor, and its not as scary as you might think!
So those that know me know I’m not a fan of going to the doctor’s office. It’s not that I don’t respect doctors or know they do good work, it’s just that 95% of the time you go in with a nasty head cold you go out knowing exactly what you knew before you went in- there’s no cure for the common cold.
Further, those of you who know me know that I’m pretty well busted up from years and years of pretty intense physical labor down here at the dock. Last year immobilized and brought to the hospital for excruciating back pain, messed up shoulders, legs, feet, you name it.
Well this last episode of back pain which I’ve been working through with ice and ibuprofen has got my close friends and family begging me to make a doctor’s appointment to try to get me some help. My good buddy Eric Lorden raved about his chiropractor Elizabeth Bish who has an office which faces the DogBar parking lot underneath Café Bishco.
He and Toby Pett nagged and nagged and nagged and I ignored the both of them. Then one day I got an unexpected call from Elizabeth Bish asking me to set up an appointment. Frustrated with my back pain I agreed and we set it up.
Well yesterday morning I went in, filled out the paperwork and went through the standard list of questions you get whenever you’re a new patient at any medical facility.
Then we get down to business. This lady- Elizabeth who is a very attractive lady I’m guessing in her late 40s and weighing about 95lbs soaking wet gets up on me, flips me around a bit tells me to relax and take a deep breath and as soon as I relax lays down a thunder of god suplex which cracks my spine which made a sound so loud I’m thinking the people upstairs at Café Bishco must have thought the the big oak in the parking lot at Dog Bar was gonna come thundering down through the side window.
Next she gently cradles my head in her hands and softly sways it form side to side telling me to relax and take a deep breath, now exhale and then yet again KABLAMMIE, a monster neck twist that managed to get multiple cracks and again on the other side of my neck. Not gonna lie I thought I was gonna shit my pants at that spit second because I thought my neck literally might have snapped off and I’d be paralyzed but after standing up and walking around my entire back and neck which had severe limited movement felt clearly looser and the range of motion was greatly improved.
I went in skeptical, I walked out feeling much better and a believer. Looking forward to the next visit and I’ll be sure to report back to you the results.
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Look at these sunrises from the past few years on the same exact week of the year- Second Week Of June. If you’re a photographer and planning on taking a trip out here to photograph sunrises, might I suggest the second week of June? If this hack of a photographer can capture these images, you ought to be able to as well
‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘12 and ‘14 represented here-
Fishermen’s Wives Statue 4:46AM 6/14/08
Gloucester At Dawn, 4:45AM Good Harbor Beach 6/09/09
Gloucester At Dawn Good Harbor Beach and Thacher Island 4:50AM 6/11/10
Gloucester At Dawn 4:50AM 6/7/12 Good Harbor Beach at Thacher Island
Gloucester At Dawn- Good Harbor Beach 4:55AM 6/9/14
Some of my other favorite Gloucester at Dawn Photos can be seen here
Shot From Both Sides of The Take Out Hook. very Different Perspectives
June 5 – 29 : Landscapes & Seascapes,
Recent Paintings by Brett X. Gamache
SAT June 7, 4-7pm : Opening Reception
SUN, June 8, 4-5pm: Artist Talk
Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop
with oil painter, Brett X. Gamache
Saturday, June 14, 9 AM-2 PM
At RNAC’s Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St. Gloucester, MA
Experience the joy of painting on site by joining a small group of fellow artists in a Plein Air Landscape Painting workshop on Saturday, June 14th from 9 AM -2 PM on Gloucester’s Rocky Neck. Gamache provides one-on-one instruction as participants paint at near by locations. Workshop fee: $100 (RNAC members, $75)
For more details, go to rockyneckartcolony.org/workshops.php
Fun On The Dock.
You know how repetitive the work we do down here is. Without a creative outlet I’d probably lose my mind.
4:45AM- Boats Need Tending To and Trucks Need To Be Unloaded
GloucesterCast With The Clam Creator James Dowd and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/17/14
James Dowd And KT From Big Mike’s Bikes Have Started The Clam and Y’all Really Ought To Check It Out-
Sat., May 10 7:30pm
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street
THOREAU ON ROCKY NECK
Suggested Donation $10
No one turned away for lack of funds
Join actor/educator Jay DiPrima, for this spirited and thought provoking reading of
Henry David’s Thoreau’s lecture on
GLOUCESTER DIGGERS SERIES
Wed., May 14 7:30
GWC 126 East Main Street
The Hiring and Dismissal of a
Black Teacher in 1950’s Gloucester
Come hear, speak and see
Joey Ciaramitaro, Steve Brettler, Greg Gibson, Martin Ray and Kathleen Valentine talk about
B L O G G I N G .
Tues. May 20th 7:30
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
Wandering On Course to a Gestalt Poetics
Thurs. May 29th 6:30pm Ravenswood Park
Space is limited so Email Annie to reserve a spot.
Donation at will
After the walk come to a reading by Bob at the GWC at 8:00pm