With Tropical Storm "Danny" two days away the weather today was as perfect as it gets! With temps in the 70's and bright skies it was the time to head out in the boat before I got her "storm ready". My way of getting the boat prepared for heavy weather is to install all curtains, seal rod holders(they open to the bilge allowing rain in),lowering the VHF antenna and taking in any securing line slack.
Half mast in honor of Senator Kennedy.
Schooners "Spirit of Massachusetts" and "Westward"!
Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" in a breeze!
The "Lannon" and the city!
Snoozing fisherman and bait stealing gull!
Narrow hull of the "Robin Jean"!
Smart looking blue center console!
Fishing vessel "Sea Farmer II" approaches dock!
Profile of the F/V "Sea Farmer II"!
"Gone Fishing" dockside!
Smiths Cove dockage!
Looking towards Pirates Lane!
Lobster boat "Western Edge"!
Geno Mondello unloads lobsters!
Unloading at Captain Joe's and Sons Lobster!
"The Pirate of Cape Ann" and his 1st mate!
"Pirate" rows away!
Fishing for Blues!
Paint Factory siding!
Backside of the Paint Factory!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!