Tag Archives: Good Harbor Beach
The beautiful juvenile Harbor Seal was found on a foggy morning in midsummer. The seal was beached at the high tide line and its breathing was heavy and labored. It had no interest in returning to the water and needed only to remain at rest.
For the next six hours the seal struggled to survive the world of curious humans.
Learn what to do if you find a seal on the beach.
The two agencies listed below have in my experience been helpful:
Massachusetts Environmental Police: 508-753-0603
Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding and Entanglement Hotline: 866-755-6622
If you are anything like me, its difficult to enjoy swimming when the water is icy cold. For the past three days, its been delightfully warm, even late in the afternoon, which is the time of day when I usually take a break from work to go for a walk (or swim). I’m heading over to the beach again this afternoon and hoping for four swimming days in a row!
Good Harbor is enjoyed by so many family’s.
Janet Rice submits-
This photo was taken after 6PM last weekend. Although there is a huge crowd (many of them small children) at Good Harbor Beach there are no lifeguards!.
Over the past few years cars have been, in ever increasing numbers, streaming into the Good Harbor Beach parking lot after the City stops collecting fees and staying until it gets dark.
This is not an unusual sight on a good day. Does this also happen at our other beaches as well? It makes me wonder if it’s time for the City to reassess it’s beach safety policies before something tragic occurs.
What have other people observed and what do you think?
What I think is that people need to take some personal responsibility, stop expecting the government to wipe their ass all the time and use common sense. When it’s dark out I could trip and fall walking down my street, should I expect a police escort holding a flashlight for me? If the water is rough and you’re not a particularly strong swimmer, how about not going in? How about the parents of the small children go in the water with them, look after them or tell them not to go in the water if it’s too rough? When I go to beaches in Florida you walk for miles and miles of beach and not see lifeguards. That’s my take.
Second week Of June Mark Your Calendars- I was looking Through My Flickr Photos Of Gloucester At Dawn Photos And Wouldn’t you Know…
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
Janet Rice submits-
A nicely painted rock with an important public service message at the Good Harbor Footbridge.( Thank you to the person who took the time to do this-made my day! )