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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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blackburn Challenge!

My day was as a chase boat for the Blackburn Challenge rowing race around Cape Ann. A 22 mile jaunt of human powered boats of all types. My station was off Salt Island,just about the only area that didn't have fog! I'll post many more photos
in the next few days.
Here are the winners,provided by the Gloucester Daily Times:
The Division Winners: Banks Dory Singles, Jimmy Tarantino; Banks Dory Doubles, Jeff Muise and Joe Sanfillippo, Fixed Seat Double, Donald Carter and George Hamilton; Sliding Seat Touring Single Men, Mark Allen; Sliding Seat Racing Single Men, Russ Cone; Sliding Seat Racing Single Women, Gia DeAngelis; Sliding Seat Touring Double, Sean Bercaw and Wendin Smith; Sliding Seat Racing Double, Carin Reynolds and Peter Kermond; Open, Thomas Tieman; Outrigger Canoes, Blake Conant, Michael, Steve, Paul, Randy; Sliding Seat Touring Singles Woman, Deborah Olsen; Fixed Seat Single Men, Rob Gunther; Outrigger Canoes Double, Colleen Moore and Cindy Mcnett; Outrigger Single Men, Dan Hammer; Outrigger Single Women, Margo Pellegrino; Fixed Multi Rowing, Team Saquish-Christine Snow - David, Scott, Peter, Kurt, Tucker, Dan; Fast Kayak Double, Jonathan Rose and Priscilla Reinertsen; Fast Kayak Single Men, Roger Gocking; Fast Kayak Single Women, Fiona Cousins; HP Kayak Single Men, Patrick Hemmens; HP Kayak Single Women, Alex McLain; Paddleboard, David Reichel; Sea Kayak Double, Joe Royer and Carol Lee Royer; Sea Kayak Single Men, Tucker Lindquist; Sea Kayak Single Women, Sarah Evertson; Sliding Seat Multi Rowing, Allice Bellone-Cohasset - Natalie, Tara, Jackson; Work Boats Single, Cyrus Ebinger; Work Boats Double, Stan Wasserman and Paul Flannery; KP Kayak Double, Philip Warner, Nick Schade.
Launched and ready!

Launching from "Ruth Ann"!

Getting ready to race!

Ship oars!

Roll over!

Heading down the ramp!

Long boat....Short truck!

Gig gets ready!

Draining the outrigger!

Thacher Island in the fog!

Big group emerges from fog!

Paddeling without a boat!

Yes....He has a boat!

Tandem kayak!

Heading right at me!

Thanks for the water!

Leaky kayak!

Chase boat "Glass Slipper",Damon at the tiller!

Slider and outrigger!

Red outrigger heads towards breakwater!

Out of sync!

Last boat struggles on with oars too short!

Jimmy Tarantino winner of the single Banks Dory class.

Here I'm towing in a Banks Dory!

Chase boat "Glass Slipper" follows two paddlers around the end of the breakwater!

Pavilion Beach!

Pavilion Beach where the race ended!

Beer wagon...Free beer for everyone!


Anonymous said...

Thanks to you and everyone who worked so hard to make this a great event! This was my 3rd time, and each year seems better than the one before. Sliding Seat Touring #80

Jay Albert said...

This was my 1st time as a "chase boat". I was impressed with the organization. I was off Salt Island("J's Escape" and in sun most of the day)and it was fun to see all the different styles of rowing and to see the effort each and every rower exhibited! I'll be adding more photos to this post.

A New England Life said...

Is there something going on down there EVERY week-end? It sure seems like it!

Somehow I don't think the boy is getting any free beer.

Jay Albert said...

Let's see...Farmers Market every Thursday and in the same area a concert from rock to blues to jazz every Thursday night. Another Block Party August 15th. And the Gloucester Schooner Festival on Labor Day weekend. Plus on good weather days you got the packed beaches. A Sidewalk Bazzar early August where Main St. is closed to traffic for 4 days and an art craft festival @ Stage Fort Park and a Triathalon coming soon and many more I can't list!

"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"!

Angels in Disguise


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