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Gloucester Harbor Exquisite Sunrise

Yesterday morning’s exquisite sunrise from Pirate’s Lane.

Freemantle Doctor Fishing Boat Rockport ©Kim Smith 2015

 F/V Freemantle Doctor Heading Out

Cape Pond Ice winter Gloucester Harbor ©Kim Smith 2015

The sun’s light at daybreak coming up over the harbor after the snowstorm lent a golden glow to all. I find our neighborhood–the people, the architecture, the boats, the sweet little robins–to be a never ending source of inspiration. See panoramic view of Smith’s Cove sunrise, posted yesterday.

Smith's Cove Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015Gloucester City Hall winter snow @Kim Smith 2015

Americold ©Kim Smith 2015Our Lady of Good Voyage winter snow Gloucester harbor ©kim Smith 2015Maritime Heritage Gloucester winter snow ©Kim Smith 2015

Pirate's Lane Arbor ©Kim Smith 2015East Gloucester Americna Robin ©Kim Smith 2015Pirate’s Lane Robin

Snowy Day Videos

Our neighbor Melissa’s newest edition to her family, Lucy, the adorable labrador pup.

Lucy's first snow storm!

A video posted by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on

 

Mourning Doves

Snowy day doves

A video posted by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on

Pretty Down Here 

 

 

My Hood After Storm East Gloucester #blizzard2015

Smith's Cove East Gloucester Winter Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015 A few more snapshots from after the storm, Smith’s Cove and Plum Street, East Gloucester #blizzard2015.

Plum Street East Gloucester Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015 Smith's Cove East Gloucester Blizzard 2015 ©kim Smith 2015 The red crane has been parked in this location at Smith’s Cove for several weeks. I don’t recall seeing it there in previous years. Does anyone know the story behind the crane?

Murray DPW Blizzard 2015 Gloucester ©Kim Dmith 2015The DPW tackling the side roads. Thanks Murray!

Eric Lorden Spotted This White Whale??? In Smith’s Cove Yesterday

He said he heard it breathe when it lifted it’s back out of the water and it’s back came up about 6 or 7 times within 15 minutes or so.  The skin was smooth and it was pure white, the whole animal.

What he saw was the back hump come out of the water and then the tail and the tail was split like two points.  Can anyone ID what it could have been???

A beluga perhaps?

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Updated, a second confirmation from Amy Beaudet:

My father-in-law also saw it yesterday by the paint factory. He said it was a beluga whale. He’ll probably give more details later.

It Must Be Spring

gig rowers

The Gloucester Gig Rowers enjoying a cruise around Smiths Cove this beautiful morning with Gannet and Annie B.

The Gloucester Gig Rowers started in 1985, when a group of Cape Ann women approached boat builder Larry Dahlmer and asked him to build them a boat inspired by the pilot gigs of Southwest England. The result was the Siren Song — a 29’, plywood-construction gig. The original group of women remained active until the early 1990s, when other interests and events intervened.

At this point, Siren Song spent some time in dry dock, then was loaned to rowing programs at the Hull Life Saving Museum (Massachusetts) and in Kittery, Maine.

In the spring of 2001, Siren Song returned to Gloucester. Ann Banks organized a new group and created a program within the newly-formed Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. In 2004, a second boat was commissioned by the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center (now Maritime Gloucester) and built by Dave Condino.  Launched in the spring of 2007, the Gannet is built to the standards of a traditional Cornish pilot gig.

Over the winter-spring of 2012, a new gig was commissioned to be built at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.  This newest gig, named the Annie B in honor of Ann Banks, has been at their dock since summer 2013.

E.J. Lefavour

So Who Is the Mystery Winter Sailor?

so is it gordon baird

I haven’t been able to catch him facing in my direction while out on his daily sails in the arctic wind and cold around Smiths Cove.  Some believe it is Gordon Baird.  Inquiring minds want to know.  Is this Gordon Baird, or if not, who is it?

If it is Gordon, his Crazy Moon production is back at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Thursday, 1/30- Sunday, 2/9.

https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/hes-back-save-the-dates-130-29/

E.J. Lefavour

A Badelynge of Buffleheads

badelynge of buffleheads

OK technically it is a raft or paddling of buffleheads since they are in the water, but I just couldn’t pass up using badelynge (pronounced bad-ling), which refers a group of ducks on land.  Buffleheads are my favorite little sea duck, and I have the pleasure of regularly seeing this group on Smiths Cove from my window.

Buffleheads have evolved their small size in order to fit into the nesting cavity of their “metabiotic” host, the Northern Flicker.  Due to their small size, they are highly active, diving almost continuously.  They do not tend to collect in large flocks; but are usually limited to small rafts.  One duck will serve as a sentry, watching for predators as the others in the group dive in search of food.  Buffleheads are among the last waterfowl to leave their breeding grounds and one of the world’s most punctual migrants, arriving on their wintering grounds within a narrow margin of time each year.  Buffleheads are monogamous, and the females return to the same breeding site, year after year.  (adapted from Wikipedia)

E.J. Lefavour

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