Dear Friends of Beauty on the Wing,

Unlike the UK’s BBC, where Autumnwatch New England aired four consecutive evenings, the series is only running three nights in the U.S., and the Monarch episode is not included in tonight’s PBS version of the show.

The good news though is that the Monarch episode aired last night on the BBC, the final night of the UK series, and you can watch it right now, on youtube!

The series is not yet available on the BBC’s website but it has been posted here [].

A friend shared an email from her sister last night. Her sister lives in the UK and here is what she wrote about Gloucester-

So exciting!
We were idly watching a programme called Autumn watch which this year has been filmed in New England. It has been based in New Hampshire (Lake Squam). They began to talk about the migration of the monarch butterflies when suddenly they are in Gloucester! We had very good pictures of Gloucester which looked beautiful! Lovely pictures of good harbour beach etc…..
They’ve now gone to Boston and are talking about wild turkeys!
What a programme!
Love M.

Just when I get out of the lobster roll rating game, one so horrendous comes along that it pulls me back in.

Here I am at the dock at 5:57PM after coming in at 2:30AM to offload a trailer load of stinky 55 gallon drums of herring so my lobstermen can have bait to go fishing this week.

Just waiting for the last boat to come in to offload their catch so I can go home, eat dinner with my lovely bride, get some rest and what gets pushed at me?

This challenge via twitter-


I’m tired.  I’m cranky.  And I’ve been retired from the horrendous lobster roll shaming business for a couple of years now but they couldn’t help themselves could they?  They had to come at me.  Well if we must…


Aaaaand where do I begin?

This might take the cake.  It really might.

From leaving the spongy tips of the pincer claws in, to the roll that doesn’t have the exposed white part of a New England Style bun to butter and grill, to the seeds that undoubtedly leave you walking out of the restaurant with bits all stuck up in your gums looking like a dope.  The typical easy to spot violation- green stuff.  In this case avocado. How many times do we have to go over nothing green should ever touch your lobster roll.  It’s all either filler (in the case of lettuce or celery) or takes away from the most perfect of all flavors- lobster meat mixed with melted butter or mayo.

What in the hell is so hard to understand?

I think it’s an insecurity thing probably.

They’re not confident enough so they gotta go and throw all this trendy bullshit in to try to create a buzz.

Oooooh! Ahhhh! It’s served on a squid ink roll.  Frankly dear I don’t give a damn.  Pear and avocado-  Ooooh! Ahhhh! Again, don’t care.  Don’t distract me from the main event, THE LOBSTER.

Look Jason Pramas the writer in the article here fell for it.  I bet he’s a Yankees fan.  Probably has pictures of A-Rod on the ceiling over his bed.  Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.  Poor guy has his name attached to this atrocity.

He’s going to have to live with it but that doesn’t mean we have to.

We all know how it’s done right and this puke on a roll ain’t it.

Sorry kids this is a big fat- FAIL.

I’m sure they are really nice well intentioned people but please get that shit outta here-

Here are some of the other hall of fame horrendous lobster roll inductees-


Posted on June 3, 2013 by Joey C

Bastardized Lobster Roll on Tap Today At Gloucester Gourmet

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Joey C

What Is Wrong With People???? Another Lobster Roll Disaster From Some Broads In California

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Joey C

The Broads Out In California Try To Defend The Undefendable

Posted on August 16, 2011 by Joey C

What Does a $50 Lobster Roll Look Like???????

Posted on December 21, 2010 by patrickr

Grandma Ethel Needs To Put Down the Crack Pipe

Posted on July 19, 2011 by Joey C


Posted on June 25, 2009 by Joey C


Amy Kerr’s project, I AM MORE, will be hosted at the Action Inc. until October 30, 2018.  Also here is example of Amy’s amazing work.

This month the I Am More portraits by Amy Kerr are being generously hosted at the Action Inc. headquarters at 180 Main St., Gloucester on the first floor and in the stairwell up to the second floor. The colored pencil and pastel portraits of mostly Cape Ann residents of all ages celebrate how we are more than our grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, addiction, eating disorders and dysphoria with an essay written by each of the subjects. The portraits will be at Action Inc. until October 30th. For more information about I Am More please visit, and to inquire about hosting a monthly display contact Amy Kerr at


Gloucester High School theater presents “Mmm..beth” and “Hamlette” by Allison Williams Oct 25,26,27

GHS theater presents MmmBeth & Hamlette by Allison Williams_20181019_105555.jpg

Just two months into a new year and the GHS theater program is ready for an audience! Two acts each performance: student actors were cast for one show or the other, and switch to crew when they’re off.


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