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GLOUCESTER HARBOR IN THE GLOW OF LATE DAY (OR JUST ONE OF THE 101 MILLION REASONS WHY WE LOVE OUR HOOD)
On Monday the as the sun set the sky was beautiful off Shore Road.
For breast cancer awareness month, Gloucester City Hall tower is lit in pink
Enjoyed watching the seine boats practicing at sunset from the rooftop deck of the Beauport Hotel
Ran down and caught the tail end of a fluorescent sunset last night at Plum Cove. I’m not sure when taps started again but it was a sure sign of summer when the horn started to play! Have a great Sunday!
Easter Sunset Gloucester Harbor.
Last night’s saturated sunset from East Gloucester was arresting, becoming even more so after the sun set. The colors on the water momentarily reflected the voluptuous hues of the twilight sky, when very quickly the horizon turned glowing coral-pink-peach before extinguishing itself in purple.
The violet-orange on the water’s glass-like surface in the foreground looked as though it had been applied by paint.
Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church beautiful steeple
On my way home from work several days ago. I stopped to take a photo of the fast and furious oncoming storm. To my utter delight I spotted a pair of whimbrels feeding alongside the mallards at the water’s edge however, to my dismay, I only had my still camera. They didn’t allow for close-up photography and flew off in the direction of Brace Rock as soon as this human was noticed. Returning with movie camera after the storm to see if they were still in the neighborhood, they were not, and have not been spotted since.
The only other time I have seen a pair of whimbrels, or any whimbrels for that matter, was at Good Harbor Beach several years ago, in mid-September. Whimbrels breed in the Arctic, departing in July for parts further south. It seems early in the season for them to have begun their southward migration, or perhaps they have been here all along. I wonder if any of our readers have spotted whimbrels?
What a color change in 2 minutes! I bet you’ll see a few shots of this here on GMG.
Yesterday afternoon as the sun was setting I stopped down the Jodrey State Fish Pier to see if there was any ice left in the harbor. There was some, but it seemed mostly along the edges. Snapping photos of the Captain Joe fishing boat, I met the captain of the Captain Joe and, no surprise, his name is Captain Joe! He was super personable to talk with and asked whether I was speaking American English or was from Great Britain. I asked him from where was his accent and he said a combination of Sicilian and Italian. One of the crew joked and demanded a $100.00 per shot as he assumed I was working for an international magazine. Funny! I told them all about Good Morning Gloucester. If you read this Captain Joe, thanks for the photos of your beautiful boat in the setting sun!
Clouds over the Essex River at high tide
Last Sunday’s strange and beautiful effects of light at sunset.
Just curious–in the above photo, does anyone know what that box-shaped thing is at the end of the dock, below the seagull?