Once in a while surfing conditions are good at Brace Cove, Gloucester. The word got out Sunday afternoon.
It seems as if the waves have been coming in on Cape Ann for weeks. Here is a sunny day on Eastern Point last week; the other photos are from this Saturday morning, including USCG training out by the whistle buoy.
Staying home doesn’t mean there isn’t entertainment out the window. We have lots of bunnies eating grass, and numerous crows collecting nesting materials. Here is one of their encounters. In Act II (the last photo), this crow took the short cut over the bush to intercept a different bunny on the other side. We found a video online indicating the crows are eating bunny pellets.
Four turkeys climbing on our cars, and a new roof ornament.
A wild and beautiful Saturday afternoon with a surfer contemplating the waves at Brace Cove, and the Boston skyline at sunset with windblown crests passing Eastern Point.
This is a link to an article written by James Behnke titled “The Coyotes of Cape Ann.” It is appearing in the current issue of Manchester’s newspaper, THE CRICKET. This online version has the advantage of additional photographs, including by our daughter Jeannette Lovitch, myself and others.
Our coyotes have a regular routine each morning around our house.
Reading about frequent coyote sightings at the beginning of mating season. No exception here, as we listen to their howling and see them nearly every day. These photos are from Niles Pond Road and the Audubon sanctuary rocks on Eastern Point.
Yesterday’s posting of Christmas Seals – They didn’t migrate from Brace Cove to Niles Beach; was enjoying Christmas Eve with family and festivities!
Twelve Christmas Eve Seals at Niles Beach
A Thanksgiving family lunch followed by a late afternoon walk around Niles Pond and a classic Eastern Point Lighthouse sunset.
Correcting a typo from my recent posting about checking the traps in Norway: The allowable size for lobsters is 25-32 cm, not a tiny 25-32 mm. That is about 10″ from nose to tip of tail for the small “chicken” lobster. Also, any female lobster with roe must be thrown back.
We are in Tjome, Norway visiting Anne-Lise’s sister Berit and her husband Jan. This morning we followed him out in his boat checking his lobster traps. His private license allows him up to 10 individual traps and the commercial lobster season only lasts 2 months from October 1st to December 1st. Allowable size is between 25 and 32mm from tip of nose to end of tail.
Late Saturday afternoon we watched two powered paragliders overhead and circling the Eastern Point lighthouse.
Monarchs are still around Niles Pond before heading south to Mexico.
Anne-Lise and I are back from a trip to Moscow and St Petersburg with a stop on the way home for family and shrimp (just like ours but with no quota) in Norway.
Columbia was first home on elapsed time at the Labor Day weekend Schooner Festival
Anne-Lise and I had a great trip up the Annisquam River from Gloucester Marina to Ipswich Bay on a questionable Sunday afternoon that turned out to be very comfortable, with our friends Beth and Mike Knicely.
The clouds add a bit of mystery.