Tag Archives: Back Shore
This is a video for all those snow birds…..reminding them of the beauty they are missing in Gloucester February 25th, 2013 Gloucester MA
minimal sound- minimal editing- just a slice of time in gloucester ma
Shot with the Sony NEX-5N
The Ocean Survey Vessel (OSV) Bold is EPA’s only ocean and coastal monitoring vessel. The Bold is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, mapping, and analysis equipment including sidescan sonar, underwater video, water sampling instruments, and sediment sampling devices, which scientists can use in various monitoring activities. The vessel is a converted Navy T-AGOS class vessel and is 224 feet long and 43 feet wide. EPA acquired the Bold on March 31, 2004.
EPA recognizes that accurate and timely data collection and analysis along our coasts will help us take actions necessary to keep our nation’s coastal and ocean waters healthy.
- EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel Bold – EPA Office of Water page on the OSV Bold.
- OSV Schedule – OSV Bold events and survey operations from the EPA Office of Water.
- OSV Bold Fact Sheet (2005) – A summary of the Bold’s mission and capabilities.
- OSV Bold History – The Bold was launched as a Naval vessel in 1989 and in 2005 was converted to ocean survey work for EPA.
The OSV Bold is the former Navy vessel, United States Naval Ship (USNS) Bold. Constructed by the Tacoma Boat Building Company of Tacoma, Washington, as a Tactical Auxiliary General Ocean Survey (T-AGOS) vessel, the ship was first commissioned in 1989 as the USNS Vigorous. The vessel was later renamed the USNS Bold and has served on many surveillance missions. The Navy decommissioned the USNS Bold in 2004, and then transferred the vessel to EPA. EPA converted the vessel to an Ocean Survey Vessel to replace EPA’s aging OSV Peter W. Anderson.
Hi Joey: Just had new stepping stones put in last week. Mama turtle
decided to find a spot to lay eggs, I guess. I’ll be filling in holes in
our new landscaping in the days to come.
I don’t know how to make turtle soup – does sister Felicia?
Rock Sculptures on the Back Shore Photos From Janet Rice
I was intrigued by the beauty of these rock sculptures through the morning fog on the Back Shore. In the last photo, does anyone know what James Regan -14- signifies?
Right toward the end a rogue wave came and I snatched my camera and tripod just before it would have been completely submerged by the wave.
See the black silhouette in the left hand frame of the video? That’s my buddy Steve Hollinger, the genius inventor who created the Kayalu n clamp and RAM mount’s that I use to stabilize my video camera when we are going to be out in salty conditions.
Steve took this picture of me as I was scouting the scene to video tape-
Shot on the Sony NEX-5N with Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Edited with Windows Live Movie Maker 32 times speed.
The Backshore is huge part of my life. I’ve grown up on the rocks and my personal ideology is formed from it. Here I tired to put words to my connection with it. Hope you like it!
Come Find Me There Sometime and We’ll Share Freedom
By Brunner T
I’ve seen beaches collect atop the rocks,
I’ve seen them be ripped away.
I’ve seen placid, clear water;
Green glass resting on the seaweed.
I’ve seen the essence of rage:
Walls of blue-gray fury
Themselves to foamy fragments
On intransient boulders.
I’ve seen every tide, mood, and time
Of the Backshore.
My shins are bruised,
My skin has torn,
I’ve felt weathered rock
Bite my lip.
The line of horizon
Life feels a lifetime too short.
The road above is busy
But I assure you the air is clean.
My dog files his nails here,
But I simply breath.