With Hurricane Earl getting closer life goes on. Hot and hazy has been the weather pattern with no clouds in sight for almost a week! But things are about to change. Due to dangerous rip tides all ocean facing beaches have been closed to swimming. Fishermen are still landing fish but the gillnetters and lobstermen are bringing in their gear.
And I went for a ride in the boat late in the afternoon. I figured I'd charge the battery and get the boat as hurricane ready as possible. That means covering all openings like the rod holders with duct tape, folding up and securing the bimini top and lowering the VHF antenna. The boat will stay in the water protected in Smith Cove, a cove in the inner harbor. There are too many trees near my home and the boat would be in more danger to damage there.
Checking out wonders from the Creek.
Good Harbor Beach hot and hazy.
Police on the beach!
Toby is leaving his gear in and baits up for another day lobstering.
Dumping a tote.
OK.... time to go, if he can make to the helm!
Captain Bob McDonough of the fishing vessel "Holly & Abby" shows off his "living" Man at the Wheel!
New Gloucester Harbor Patrol boat.
Lounging on the float.
Orange! And a dirty bottom!
Schooners at the Fish Pier.
Working the bowsprit of the schooner "Alabama".
Getting storm ready.
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"!