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!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Home Improvement....Gloucester Style !

Last week while snooping around the waterfront I found a houseboat that frequents the Annisquam River in the Summer sitting on the "Ways" at Rocky Neck Marine Railways. Home improvement with a different twist! While there, the landing craft "Goliath" which is used by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation was sitting in the slings of the boat lift.

Houseboat on the cradle!

I'm used to sea-going vessels here!

Another view!

DCR Emblem on the landing craft "Goliath"!

Bow ramp!

Stern view!

"Goliath" deck!

Looking forward!

Our Lady of Good Voyage Church from Rocky Neck!

"Phyllis A." wheel house!

Built in 1925 !

Partly cloudy over the city!

Birders looking for or at...birds!


I'm outa here!


A New England Life said...

Yup, that's a Gulls life alright, yak, yak, yak! Looks like some serious birding alright, but a bit to cold for me.

Those floating houses sure are interesting. I'd like to see what some of them look like on the inside! What do they do for facilities?

Jay Albert said...

As far as sewer they are the same as most pleasure boats of size. They have a holding tank and when full call the Harbormaster which sends a pump-out boat. A "Honey Wagon" on the water!

Frank said...

Hi Jay.Is that the houseboat that you see sitting across from Sudbays on 128?

will said...

jay--i love the marina/travel lift pics. having once lived for three years in the slip beside the lift, i know the variety of boats in and out, esp in the off-season. keep'em coming.

Jay Albert said...

Frank...Yup, that's the one! It also has been in Jones Creek,Harbor Cove and Smiths Cove.

Frank said...

Hey Jay what are the chances of you getting some shots of the inside of that houseboat?...You knew somebody would ask.....LOL

Jay Albert said...

Frank, I didn't want to be a "peeping Tom" on someone's home but I got close enough to notice it's gutted inside. Looks like they were replacing the flooring.

"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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