Hurricane Dorian in Massachusetts before high tide Long Beach Rockport & #GloucesterMA

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by Cape Ann Motor Inn

 

Clear skies and big waves. (pinch and zoom for mobile / double click to enlarge photos desktop)

Hurricane Dorian off north shore coastal Massachusetts_Long Beach_ Gloucester and Rockport_20190907_©c ryan (1)

 

Several Bahama relief efforts – here’s one: https://www.projecthope.org/

Cape Ann Lanes enhancing classic candlepin bowling space in #GloucesterMA

A big redesign at Cape Ann Lanes is underway. It’s looking great. $25 for an hour is an excellent option for a group of teens. P.S. Until the dining option is completed, they have local menus on hand for ordering pick up or delivery. Snacks and beverages are available on site.

Cape Ann Lanes website: https://www.capeannlanes.com/

photos: September 2019 AFTER |  2016/2018 below to compare 

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2016/2018

 

 

Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green

SECOND ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW COMES TO MIDDLE STREET
Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green – Fun for the Whole Family

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation announces the second annual Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green to be held on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the grand allee of the Gloucester Meetinghouse. This early fall show attracts a variety of classic cars and dedicated aficionados to a fun-filled event with food vendors and live Dixieland music provided by John’s Giddy Gang.

Members of the audience will be invited to vote for their favorite classic car and prizes will be awarded in a number of categories at the conclusion of the event.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse is located in Gloucester’s Historic District at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The show is handicap accessible. Tours of the Meetinghouse will be held on the hour and will include performances on the historic 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ.

Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green is free and open to the public. Donations to the Meetinghouse Restoration Project will be gratefully received. Car owners who are interested in showing their classic vehicles may register at the entrance for $10 or in advance by emailing c.nazarian@gloucestermeetinghouse.org. In the event of rain, the show will be held the following day on Sunday, September 29 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Kids and Cairns

Those rock piles you are seeing everywhere are commonly referred to as cairns, though technically they are not since they are usually not landmarks or memorials. I have mentioned before that I am ambivalent about them, although recently I’ve become less enamored every time I see one.

Anyhow, I was driving along the back shore recently and noticed a scene I thought might be “blog worthy”. A pair of rock piles, a pair of fishermen and a pair of lighthouses.

I was experimenting with getting the right angle when two boys wandered into view.

I am working out how I can make this work when one of the kids gives one of the rock piles a good kick. The artistic value of the scene went down faster than those rocks. I didn’t know whether to be disappointed or give the kid a pat on the back.

experimenting with getting the right angle