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12 Years Of Gloucester Vacation Sunrises From Nancy Garland Mattern

Hi Joey,

Here is a collection of sunrises I have photographed during our last twelve years of summer vacations in Gloucester. The photos were taken mostly on my iPhone, so the quality varies. We missed the summer of 2013 because we took the family on an Alaska cruise for our 50th anniversary, but otherwise we have spent 2 weeks in Gloucester every June or July for the last dozen years. We can see the sun rise from our bedroom in the house that we rent, so I (and whichever of my daughters and grandchildren want to join me) go traipsing down to the beach at 4:30 AM or so. This summer we had an amazing sunrise double rainbow. I have seen some folks contributing sunsets and so forth, and thought you might like to see these.

Best wishes from New Mexico,

Nancy Garland Mattern

Brace Cove Seals Sleeping at Daybreak

Brace Cove seals at sunrise ©Kim Smith 2014While filming B-roll for several projects I caught the sunrise at Brace Cove this October morning. The seals were awakening, as were the swan couple, the cormorants and gulls stretching wide their wings, and the songbirds breaking fast on the abundance of wild berries and seed heads found along the berm at Niles Pond. Click image to see full size.

Brace Cove seals at sunrise -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Brace Cove Seals

Brace Cove at sunrise ©Kim Smith 2014Fledgling juvenile male cardinal ©kim Smith 2014Juvenile Male Cardinal

Niles Pond daybreak ©Kim Smith 2014Niles Pond

Sparrow ©Kim Smith 2014Camouflaged!

Screw That Rat Punxsutawney

Punxatawney Phil six more weeks of winter blah blah blah if you plan your life around a rat in Pensyltucky I got news for you. The rat is only right 41% of the time since 1987.


2/2/2014, 7:09AM iPhone 5s, Chapin’s Gully, Dry Salvages with the Breakwater exposed at low tide showing the Straightsmouth flank if you click in a few times.

Now go outside this lovely morning on Cape Ann and check it out. After a Polar Vortex or three the morning seems balmy. And the sunrise over the Rockport Breakwater was lovely.

Rubber Duck has called it: Winter is over. Let’s start scraping, buy some bottom paint, maybe some deadly dick lures to catch an early mackerel.

Sunrise Today: Sun is closest to the Earth!


Sunrise Rockport January 5, 2014. Breakwater to the left and the Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses to the right with Straitsmouth lighthouse too.

The sun reached perihelion last night which means it is the closest it gets to earth all year. Can’t you feel those rays up close and personal? This morning from Andrews Point the sun rose to the right of the breakwater. In a few short weeks that sunrise will move behind the breakwater as it heads north to … wait for it … SUMMER!

-Rubber Duck armed with a weenie iPhone 5s

Sun Rising Over East Gloucester, Black Sheep, and MarStina

East Gloucester Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2013Photos from a foggy September morning sunrise, taken from the Fort, looking towards East Gloucester. East Gloucester Sunrise Mar Stina©Kim Smith 2013.

Mar Stina 

I love filming and photographing around Gloucester all year round, but especially at this time of year when I find the light to be sublime. The moisture in the air provides a gossamer veil that magnifies the supernal quality of light; even the most ordinary of daily activities captured finds added beauty.

East Gloucester Sunrise -3 ©Kim Smith 2013.

East Gloucester Sunrise  -4 ©Kim Smith 2013. copyEast Gloucester Sunrise Black Sheep ©Kim Smith 2013.Black Sheep Fishing Boat

East Gloucester Sunrise -6 ©Kim Smith 2013.

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