Monthly Archives: May 2018
Many thanks to Martin Del Vecchio for sharing his video and still images (see photos here) of the spectacularly beautiful pod of North American Right Whales feeding off of Cape Ann shores yesterday, May 4, 2018.
Does anyone know if this could be the old stair case to the hotel’s salt water pool on Shore Road?
Please join Jan Weishanker & Judith Wright
Saturday May 5th 3:00-6:00pm
for the opening reception of
‘Two Women, Two Friends | Recent Works’ @ Jane
Deering Gallery . 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA
WCVB reporter Duke Castiglione was on Long Beach yesterday for the following story. Click on the link below to see Cape Ann locals and Castiglione at Long Beach!
NOAA extends emergency bans to protect endangered right whales
WCVB: Federal authorities have extended a ban on trap gear closures for part of Cape Cod Bay to reduce the risk of right whales becoming entangled in trap gear.
Right whales are critically endangered and scientists say their population has been decreasing since 2010 due to continued mortality and low birth rates.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recent aerial surveys have observed upward of 100 right whales — about 25% of the known population — within Western Cape Cod Bay.
Officials said high plankton counts indicate the whales will likely remain in the bay into next week.
The whales have also been spotted off the coast of Cape Ann.
The Salem News reports Marblehead has been treated to some rare sightings of right whales over the past several days.
Right Whales are feeding along the Massachusetts coastline on their northward migration to feeding grounds off the coast of Nova Scotia, amongst other northern locations.
This small cemetery along Western Avenue caught my eye especially as the forsythias began to bloom and I realized the cemetery was embraced all around by these beautiful yellow blossoms. A little research shows this private cemetery is called Washington Cemetery and was established in 1839. It was quite a lovely stroll in the early morning light on a recent spring day.
I had seen the Cressy memorial and nodded a bit to myself since Cressy’s Beach is in the vicinity. Built to honor Eva Cressy Pebworth, who died a mere two years or so after her marriage to Richard Russell Pebworth. I wonder if forsythia were a favorite of Eva’s.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OBSERVING EXTREMELY ENDANGERED RIGHT WHALES OFF THE CAPE ANN COASTLINE
Jennifer Goebel from NOAA writes,
It looks like the whales will be in town over the weekend and I was wondering if you’d be willing to remind people to watch out for them, report sightings to our hotline 866-755-6622, and to remind everyone about the 500-yard rule, which applies to everyone– swimmers, drones, boaters of every kind including kayakers, paddle boarders.
We have some info up here:
Taking control and being in the drivers seat can be scary.
We think the seas could get rough if we head out and explore so we play it safe and stay on land. Which is what we have been doing but can’t find our way to finding our true self.
Look closely, the sea is calm, the breeze but just a whisper and the sun is our compass.
You don’t need a boat to take control and leave the safety of land…you just need yourself. It’s called mediation.
So climb into your boat and head towards the sun, slowly, calmly with a smile on your face, and close your eyes. Oh and don’t forget to bring your breath along…inhale…exhale…repeat.
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”