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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"A Gloucester Christmas ! "

My Views of Gloucester !

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Now the Fun Starts!

 It's been a long time without a boat and the drought is over. Having sold my 21' Sea Pro Walk Around in 2012 to help pay for medical bills for a family member without health coverage I've been wanting another one since. I never thought it would happen again as boat prices have sky rocketed since the covid pandemic. I've been looking but what was affordable was nothing but money pits in need of a full blown renovation. Then on facebook I see a 2000 Key West 20' Walk Around that was affordable in good shape and needing only cosmetic work. And because of the pandemic getting the trailer registered was in tortoise mode. The plate for the trailer finally arrived and I towed the boat home from Seabrook, NH. My 2020 Ford F-150 handled the tow with ease, the 2.7 twin turbo engine got 18 mph which was a big surprise. I do need to replace the batteries and today I discovered the VHF antenna needs to be replaced. The cable at the base of the antenna is frayed and exposed so I just ordered a new one. The Bimini top looked in bad shape however once I installed its windshield and two side panels it's in better shape than I thought. It looks like I'll get a season out of it then reassess it for next year. 

  Here are images of my old boat leading up to the "new' one.

Close encounter with the MS Eurodam!
At the dock on a rainy day.
Towing my nephews skiff.
Towing in a dory during the Blackburn Challenge.
Jennie waiting for me to park the truck and trailer.
Last haul out in 2012.
Ready to take it home only to be sold a few months later.
Relaxing offshore with a fishing line in the water(behind me) and listening to a Red Sox game.
Just after fueling up at the dock.
The "New" boat finally home.

Bimini and side panels up.



Swan eating Goldfish off the old boat.
Another swan.....


 

Monday, May 03, 2021

The Start of May and the Flowers In Bloom!

Stacy Boulevard is in full bloom, over 22,000 tulips grace the esplanade in a spectacular display of color.
Plus a few more from the week.


















Fishermen's Memorial on a grey day.
Centennial Ave.
The Dun Fudgin boat ramp shack.
Ryan Zachary heading towards the harbor on the Annisquam River.
USCG Cutter Key Largo in Gloucester Harbor with Boston in the clouds!
Clam shell dump boat Providenza and Boston 26 miles away as the gull flies.

 

Monday, April 26, 2021

April Winding Down!

 This past week and a few oldies I rediscovered lurking in my files.

Winthrop Ferry

Youth sailboats
F/V Reliance
Paint Factory and the Yankee Patriot.
Orange marker buoys.
Fish Pier south channel.
Schooner Adventure
City Hall
Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
Empty Good Harbor Beach.
Gull on a rock.
Stuck, but soon will be making it go up!
Eastern Point Light 6/12/06
Lightship Nantucket on the ways 6/12/06
Sundown over the harbor.


"Glosta Logic"

It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
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It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
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"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
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A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
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It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
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It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!
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Angels in Disguise

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Unloading Haddock !

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25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Slideshow !

SailGloucester 2009 Slideshow !

Allie Hates Soccer!