Well it’s definitely one of mine,, sometimes I️ wake up early enough to see and capture the beautiful colors just before the sun comes up.. Wednesday mornings sunrise was a beauty. Crazy to think this happened only a few hours before that snow/rain storm passed through.
Good Harbor’s Footbridge
Twin Lights Thacher Island Sunrise
and a frost weathered shell-cracked horseshoe crab. Sequential views and hues in response to requests for Wingaersheek Beach photographs.
I needed a flashlight at first, mostly for the ice, long stretches in the parking lot then frozen ice scoops in the dry sand. I waited for sunrise, returing to spots I’ve favored since I was a little girl, adding glances back in the direction of Wheeler’s Point, where my parents lived, and over picnic boulders and slide pools out to Annisquam Lighthouse. The light was simultaneously a ring of orange mauve fire and rosy pale violet gray. More photos:
Thinking of those dealing with no power, evacuation and such destructive, icy flooding.
January 5, 2018 vs Storm January 4, 2018
Today here come the surfers
Rocks have clear icy layers and crunch pack, some pockets of drift
I’m following up on yesterday’s post, which was stopped midstream as we lost power. Scroll below for quick snaps and videos from my walk to Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, and side streets.
GOOD HARBOR BEACH 1.4.18
About 2PM January 4, 2017 (high tide was several hours earlier)
Good Harbor Beach on sand looking out to Salt Island (from Good Harbor Beach Inn side of beach) Yes, the waves were rolling over the wall up to the homes but infrequently at this time. I don’t know what it was like at high tide.
(more Good Harbor Beach and Long beach below the break)
Daybreak Christmas Eve Good Harbor Beach
About five minutes before sunrise.
How hard is it to know exactly to the second when the sunrise occurs? You would think one click on the internet would do it but a few things make it slightly harder. The calculation has to know exactly where you are on earth. It also needs to know your elevation and the elevation of the horizon. All three are pretty easy here on Cape Ann. You don’t have to be within the foot, just a decent guess.
So if I am standing about 30 feet above the water and the sunrise is on the water, boom, 2/3rds done. Then you go to Sunrise Tools at this website and do some clicking. You can have a free account so once you have your favorite locations saved it’s easy.
Today, the sunrise was at 7:10:55 AM and tomorrow it will be 22 seconds later at 07:11:17 AM. Most internet calculators will round that off so that both happen at 7:11 AM. But if you want to see the green flash in the morning you need precision to the second.
That way I could figure out that my phone died precisely eleven seconds before sunrise.
Fleeting few beautiful moments as Mr. Swan traversed Niles Pond at daybreak, moving from shadowy hues of violet to lava red.
The downed trees were cleared from the road and driveways although it looks as though it may be a few more days before power is restored and cars are allowed to park at the Lighthouse lot.
The GREAT news is that the four trees that the Monarchs consistently roost in overnight, year after year after year, were spared, and came through with flying colors!
October sky looking from Gloucester to Twin Lights Thacher Island
With blustering wind and pending rain clouds, this morning’s sunrise from the Backshore was full of surprises.
On Sunday the Sunrise was awesome. The clouds and sun made for another amazing sunrise.
Evocative September light makes for striking foggy morning sunrises.
Good Harbor Beach yesterday morning
Brace Cove today
Good Morning Gloucester, brought to you by Good Harbor Beach.
The sky became increasingly dramatic as the sun rose under the thickening early morning clouds.
Love when this happens to ocean spray! Saturday looks like we’re going to have some sea swells. We’re spared today’s “high surf advisory” accorded to Cape Cod and Maine from Hurricane Gert.
minutes before the sunspray
Brought to you by Atlantic Road sunrise!
Glorious Good Harbor Beach sunrises, no two are ever alike 🙂
Evocative light while filming this morning at daybreak.
Lantern lighting in the rising sun.
above – sweet spot for daybreak coffee klatsch
below- the Patti Amaral touch – along with daily clean-ups and upkeep for the island at the entrances to Good Harbor Beach and the walkway