Monday, October 2, 2017

Tom Petty: 1950-2017

Thanks Tom, you rocked, rest in peace.

"You think you're gonna take her away
With your money and your cocaine"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Masterful Vietnam War Documentary on PBS

I've been riveted to this all week. SO well done - complete without being an exhausting dirge.
You can see it here:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fresh Fest '17 – Final Season

Irma was a deadly storm, it will take years for Florida to recover; the Caribbean, even longer. So while folks in New England were enjoying classic late summer hurricane groundswell, hundreds of miles to the south others were struggling for their lives. Stoked? Well, up to a point. People are hurting and need help, and All the stoke and good vibrations don't amount to a hill of beans when there's looting in Tortola for example. Why does it take disasters for us to realize what's really important in life's journey?

It started off small enough Thursday evening.
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DSC01080.jpg DSC01083.jpg A square rigger was on the horizon asd this young lady hooks into a nice right. Yarr, pass the grog, maties.
One big ass yacht lazing by as well.
DSC01085.jpg Further down from the point was working too.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunsets, junky waves, and a rainbow

A look back at some recent sunsets, crap-ass waves, and one amazing rainbow


Musclecar Monday: Final Season – Chaparral Cars

Straight Outta Midland, TX – Headed by Jim Hall, Chaparrals pioneered wings, automatic -ish transmissions (2 speeds) , and even vacuums – check out the Chaparral 2j – "the sucker car", which was outrageous and so effective it was basically banned. Always a factor in any race, Chaparrals were crowd favorites both on both US and European circuits, and won many prestigious races. Their futuristic, rakish designs drew many admirers and inspired knockoffs. They were know in France as 'les belles américaines '.

Some pics and videos:
Chaparral 2J, Riverside 1970 - Vacuum kept this thoroughbred from flying off the track.  It was later banned  

Chaparral 2F at the at the Nürburgring, Germany
At the Targa Florio - In charge on the winding Sicilian back roads.

Don’t Be A Sucker

Friday, August 4, 2017

Get on the bus and pay your fare and tell the driver that you're going to a Double Dutch Affair

There's a double dutch bus coming down the street
Moving pretty fast so kinda shuffle your feet
Get on the bus and pay your fare
And tell the driver that you're
Going to a Double Dutch Affair

Friday, July 28, 2017

swell hike out on Plum Island

Cool & breezy kept the greenheads at zero, and that crazy sunset: have you ever?
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Friday, July 7, 2017

happy birthday Frida Kahlo

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Local Summer Water Temps Since 2014

Just a graph I made in excel with data you can download from the NOAA National Data Bouy Center.
This is for Station 44029 - Buoy A01 - Massachusetts Bay, AKA the Boston Bouy

OK a little on the geeky side I admit.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer is here! Happy Solstice!

Behind Crane Beach, towards Choate Island.  Essex and Summer clouds laze in the distance.