All the web cams looked ambysmal, and the reports were piss-poor, but hold the phone - things got pretty fun before the wind came up. The pictures are so-so, again, another case of "screw the photos, we're burning daylight. Ditch the camera and suit-up."
Janet's especially stylish on her Meyerhoffer - you know, one of the hour-glass shaped cult crafts.
Fun enough for a day which was supposed to be flat. I was too hurried to shoot them, but theer were some solid chest high sets.
Small leftovers and more mild weather tomorrow?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
From earlier this week but I'm still amazed.
No one was killed when Scott Douglas and Rich St. Pierre were tossed off the 26-foot long boat (the Queen Bee) in August 2008 off Nantucket and forced to swim two hours to shore. The U.S. Coast Guard says the boat was left adrift because the seas were extremely dangerous.
She was discovered in Llanes, Spain, over 3,500 and miles away and over 3 years later! The Queen Bee traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, MSNBC notes, perhaps carried along by the Gulf Stream ocean current.
The boat was finally found 3 years later 20 miles off the northern coast of Spain. According to Maritime law, Spain now owns the boat.
Also, in case you were wondering, Spanish media reports say the vessel still contained a first-aid kit, fire extinguishers, a radio and maps of the U.S. East Coast. Everything else had been taken.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
OK, folks this is not good. From today's Wall Street Journal:
Eastman Kodak Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York early Thursday morning, after the struggling photography icon ran short on cash needed to fund a long-sputtering turnaround.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I'm totally gleeping/stealing/ripping off this post from the excellent Good Morning Gloucester blog because I think it's so flipping cool.
article by Fred Bodin:
Dog Bar Breakwater extends nearly half a mile from the tip of Eastern Point across the entrance to Gloucester Harbor. It not only shelters the harbor, but also covers the treacherous Dog Bar Reef, for which it is named. Construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began in 1894 and continued until December 1905. The foundation of the structure is granite rubble taken from Cape Ann quarries, and is capped by 12 ton granite blocks supplied by the Cheves Granite Company of Rockport. A total of 231,760 tons of granite were used to build the breakwater. A small tower lighthouse marks it’s outermost extremity.
Fred Bodin has the coolest gallery on Main St. in downtown Gloucester. If you want to see (and buy) amazing photographs, dont miss it.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
And don't let the Mayan's tell you any different, ya hear?
Far more fun than it looked, and pretty damn sweet given the miserable forcast.
Let's see - motivate and venture and things are more fun than expected, thanks to the fun crew you're with. 2012's gonna be a great year!
Also - the choice - bigger crossed up and super crowded? smaller, no one, plenty of room for everone, and the stigma of a beginner spot. Easy choice.
In no particular order here goes for 2012:
- Rock climbing – Maybe a kindred spirit? A perfect way to unwind, and there are good places around here.
- Put a sock in it and listen to people
- Join the community
Gloucester & environs: Jump in! – there’s loads happening.
- Learn Spanish
- Ride shortboards
- Surf Nova Scotia
- Cook more
- Hike again - someplace different? Same in 1 day? Both?
- Finish stack of books hiding under my bedside table.
- Take a remedial guitar class – the acoustic is under an inch of dust
- Be more organized in my daily workflow
- See more movies. Not a single theatre-movie in '11!
- Eat more green in every sense – 2009 – 2011 saw huge advances in this area, keep ‘em flyin’.
- Take a surf/travel trip – Tortola was amazing (so much so I’d go right back again too) – but Europe - Cote Basque - North Devon - Ireland. As said in 2011 as 2012.
- Give back – I've been pretty fortunate all along. Something’s out of balance – my point: give “something” back – I don’t know how, what, or when; but what better way to thank our lucky stars?
- The B.C. (wtf!): tall tall order, but sometimes you gotta say wtf. SUP? Lay-down paddleboard? Dory? Kayak? (gag) Stay tuned.
- Timeliness – a recycled resolution from a year ago – improved, but much room for improvement – do or do not, there is no try.
- Focus – the main thing: keeping the main thing the main thing.
- needs and wants – separate but not equal