The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

Jay Albert

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ryan & Wood...The Spirit of Cape Ann!

Gloucester has been known for it's fishing industry and over the years manufacturing of all types has taken hold here. Cape Ann Brewing Company has been established and now a maker of fine spirits. Bob Ryan and Dave Wood got together and started a dream. Ryan & Wood Distilleries,Inc. is now in the process of making that dream come true. Today I was given a tour of the operation by Bob and if his enthusiasm is any indication how well this venture will do.... then it's full steam ahead! The local flavor is evident,the product names reflect the area "Beauport Vodka", "Knockabout Gin" and soon to be released after a six month aging process "Folly Cove Rum".
Even the fermentation tanks are named after local schooners!

The Spirit of Cape Ann label!

Got to have the car graphics!


Bottles on display!

German made 600 liter alembic copper pot still!

Cleaning the still!

High pressure internal water jets clean still!

Alcohol tanks!

Barrels of rum!

Cut-a-way barrel!

Fermentation tanks!

Process table!

Beauport Vodka bottle!

Beauport Vodka bottles waiting to be filled!

Farmers Distillers License!


Kathleen Valentine said...

Yum. Gonna have to look for that Knockabout.... Nothing like a well-made gin (shaken not stirred).

A New England Life said...

I'm not a drinker but that is some operation they have! Looks like an expensive investment too. Hopefully the business will be successful.

Jay Albert said...

What impressed me is it appears they are doing the right thing. Perfect the product,get the product into local establishments and maintain a managable output.
There was even a thought process in selecting the bottles. They would have loved to buy bottles in the US but most bottle companies are geared to the beer market.Creating bottles for Ryan & Wood would reguire an expensive re-tooling that would be quanity prohibitive. China and Mexico were another option but the quality would suffer. They settled with a company from France.

"Glosta Logic"

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"!

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