Monthly Archives: August 2014
Photos of the USCGC Eagle arriving today in Gloucester Harbor ~ It was tremendously beautiful to see the Eagle moving through the Harbor. I am looking forward to seeing this majestic cutter under full sail!
The Eagle is open to the public for free tours today, Saturday, the 30th, from 10am to 7pm.
From the Coast Guard website: Built at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, Eagle is one of three sail-training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of the war, the ship was taken as a war reparation by the U.S., re-commissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut, which has been its homeport ever since. Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets, and more recently officer candidates, an unparalleled leadership experience at sea.
From wiki: A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the foremasts rigged square and only the aftermast rigged fore-and-aft.
Thanks to Joey for the alert that the Eagle had arrived!
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Just wanted to let you know, Rapha has released some photos from their project “Theatres of Cross”.
This project from a UK-based company has put Gloucester into a category with race venues in Roubaix, France; Koksijde, Belgium and Nobeyama, Japan.
I’ll have info soon about how Gloucester residents can see these images and more over our race weekend on 27 & 28 September.
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Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike – John F. Kennedy
As a continued tribute to Back-to-School Week, I have found some inspiring examples of why we all need school in the first place.
While some of these messages are funny, and some are mildly inappropriate (I apologize), some just flat out make me twitch!
Colton High School takes the cake though with its expensive and permanent misspelled signage. Congratulations to you all (not, for the record, congradulations).
Does anyone double check their spelling (or, even more embarrassing, their phrasing) anymore? Sign all of the responsible parties up for a lesson on homophones immediately! It isn’t hard, people! To, too, two. There, their, they’re. It is truly more than I can handle.
Valentin is planning to start a bike ride across America on Monday.
It will be a sight and there will be quite the welcoming committee. By land check it out from the Boulevard or the Breakwater.
Yesterday afternoon Daughter Amanda and I shared a beautiful mommy daughter afternoon in Rockport together, playing tourist, after dropping a special Surprise Birthday Gift off at “My Place Restaurant” at the end of Bearskin Neck for my BFF Dee Noble. Bearskin Neck is really a great place to visit if your in the Cape Ann area. They have it all, a wide variety of shops, food, and art galleries, with the bonus of breath taking scenic views in its mist. Amanda and I shopped our way down the neck, in and out of several gift, jewelry and clothing stores, explored a few art galleries and enjoyed a slice of Apple Strudel at the Famous “Helmut”s Strudel” Of Bearskin Neck. The Last Resort Located diagonally across from Helmut’s Strudel really struck a cord in me, returning me back to the days of shopping with my Mom for specialty Baby clothing for BJ & Amanda when they were babies. My heart was fluttering as I took a few photos of their gorgeous lien and cotton infant and toddler clothing yesterday. If your a Grandmother or parent in the Cape Ann area this holiday weekend, who is looking for beautiful boutique style children clothing, run don’t walk to “The Last Resort” on Bearskin Neck…and tell them Sista Felicia sent you!
I took this photo from the roof of the Hotel Bossert, in Brooklyn Heights. The tall ship is parading up the East River, as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration. Lower Manhattan is in the background.