Little houseboat in the great frozen salt marsh #Gloucester MA

A photo journal after the storm documenting and comparing a few iconic and sweeping Gloucester vistas on January 7, 2018, when all was white ice frozen, and again after the Great Thaw on January 13 2018.

Gloucester Motif- the house boat in view just before the turn off at Nichols

Little house boat in the great frozen salt marsh - Gloucester MA January 7 2018 three days after historic winter storm © c ryan_095245

 

The Little House boat in the great frozen salt marsh reminded me of a mash up of two of Virginia Lee Burton’s children’s picture books inspired by Gloucester — Little House and Katy and the Big Snow. Here’s the little floating houseboat after the thaw at low tide January 13, 2018.

Little house boat in the great salt marsh - Gloucester MA January 13 2018 after thaw from historic winter storm © c ryan__133100

At high tide earlier in the day, January 13

Little house boat in the great salt marsh - Gloucester MA January 13 2018 after thaw from historic winter storm © c ryan__072700.jpg

Good Harbor Beach drive by three days after the storm

 

Good Harbor Beach salt marsh drive by one week after the storm and great thaw

 

Below the read more break: additional winter comparison photos (icebergs on the marsh by Lobster Land, Good Harbor Beach parking lot, Good Harbor Beach salt marsh, Stoney Cove pier at Little River & Annisquam River)

January 7, 2018 – frozen salt marsh by Lobster Land– high and with great iceberg chunks thrust over the guard rail

After winter storm icebergs and tundra on the frozen great salt marsh Gloucester MA Jan 7 2018 © c ryan_095721

 

And after this Great Thaw January 13, 2018 (beautiful bleak morning vs blue skies later that day)

After Jan 4 2018 winter storm frozen ice one week later great salt marsh Gloucester MA Jan 13 2018_073825

Good Harbor Beach marsh on the left of the parking lot entrance (first I’ve seen it frozen)

After Jan 4 winter storm January 7 2018 Good Harbor Beach frozen salt marsh Gloucester MA © c ryan_093306

Marsh at the back of Good Harbor Beach back to a winter normal January 13 2018

Stoney Cove pier and frozen rivers

January 7 2018 Stoney Cove Pier after the storm frozen river Gloucester MA © c ryan _094819

One more of my favorite frozen motifs

Little frozen house boat little river Gloucester MA January 7 2018 ©c ryan _095209.jpg

3 thoughts on “Little houseboat in the great frozen salt marsh #Gloucester MA

  1. Thank You!! Excellent post Catherine and so right about Virginia Lee Burton’s books and here own little house. Last I saw the house will come to life again this year at the Lanesville community center up on Vulcan Street for the whole community to enjoy legacies live on forever and most needed look back as we all venture forward on the path of life! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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    1. Glad you like this one, Dave. Glad you remembered the Lanesville community center project. That will be cool. Been thinking about you both, and sending good wishes.

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      1. Thank you long path ahead for us both me and Kim but doing the best we can with the challenges faced! 🙂 Dave & Kim:-)

        P.S. Spent a lot of time up there community center even remember the battle of bands, cub scout events community events and the ponds and a quarry behind it loads of frogs, toads, tadpoles, Painted Turtles and believe a snapper too, Garter snakes, all kinds of birds so the old lanes School early 1960’s down the road on Morgan Ave and Washington street so field trips were fun. Think the old school grounds are a park now! 🙂 Dave

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