Tag Archives: Rockport Harbor
These aquamarine-eyed beauties were very nearly made extinct from the use of the pesticide DDT and from hunting. DDT wreaked havoc on avian creatures nationwide and since its ban, the Double-crested Cormorant has made an extraordinary recovery, so much so, that some communities spend a great deal of time and expense planning how to kill, or cull, these remarkable birds. Read here for a very thoughtful article on the topic, “To Kill a Cormorant.”
The Double-crested Cormorant get its common name from the double tufts of feathers seen on both male and females, showing only during breeding season. The crests can be white, black, or a combination of both. Photo courtesy wiki.
EARLY MORNING SCENES FROM BEAUTIFUL ROCKPORT HARBOR, GRANITE PIER, MR. SWAN AND DUCK ENTOURAGE, PAIR OF JUVENILE DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, FV WINDY, AND OF COURSE, MOTIF NO.1
Photos from an early morning walk all around Rockport Harbor (sub0zero walk I should add). My technique for photographing when it’s 10 degrees out is to snap away until my fingers can’t stand it any more, run back to the car, which has been left running, warm up, and then try again. Repeat in ten to fifteen minute intervals. I have the utmost respect for the fishermen; I don’t understand how they can work on the water when the air temperature is so cold.
Motif No. 1
Hmmm. There’s something different about Rockport Harbor these days. I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Could it possibly be the massive marine crane that is resting alongside our sleepy and iconic Motif 1?
It has taken me by surprise several days in a row upon coming to the end of Broadway to turn up South Street to head home.
The equipment, for the record, is in town to work on the Rockport Breakwater.
Last night’s fireworks over Rockport Harbor were fantastic.
“Just another two feet Alice and we can eat off the kitchen table!”
In 24 hours, Saturday at 3:45PM the Freemantle Doctor will round up and head into Rockport Harbor. You can open this post (click the header) then refresh the photo to get the most up to date view of the goings on.
Sandy Bay Yacht Club has two Net Cams click here. But better to get down there in person to meet Santa, enjoy some hot chocolate complete with mini-marshmallows, enjoy the caroling in Dock Square and the lighting of the most awesome tree to ever grace Dock Square.
While you’re at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club web site go ahead and sign your kids up for sailing lessons next summer. Sailing season will be here before you know it.
It was great to catch the new Ocean Reporter in rockport Harbor last week.
I wonder if there is a meaning of the penquin standing on the pilot house.
Or just a decoration.
Beth Roenker writes-
Joey, attached are some pictures Chris Roenker of Rockport took on Thursday from a helicopter piloted by Dan Zimmermann also of Rockport. They flew around Cape Ann and got some really great shots. Thought you might want to share them. Love the blog! Beth
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15 – Pigeon Cove Harbor
16 Rockport Harbor
15 – Pigeon Cove Harbor
21 Thatcher Island
22 Loblolly Cove
23 Cape Hedge and Long Beaches
24 Good Harbor Beach
25 Gloucester Harbor
27 Hammond Castle
29 is just pretty
Driving in from the west at 3:30AM this morning I followed the light show of a lightning storm as it headed east.
Had to burn some time before going epic fail rock hunting so went to Rockport. Lightning still going nuts but much harder to catch any since the shutter would not stay open. I took a ton of shots between strikes.