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 !

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend Washout But I Still Launched the Boat!

 You can blame me, I launched the boat Friday. As soon as I entered the harbor the rain started and hasn't stopped! But my long wait to get back on the water is finally over. Still no current Massachusetts boat registration and I'm going on 3 weeks since I sent the paperwork in! All Mass recreational registration offices are closed due to the pandemic and the only way to get a new boat registration is by mail. I was told as long as I carry copies of the paperwork I should be fine. Also the boat still has a current sticker from the previous owner. It was time to get this lawn ornament where it belongs.

Ready to roll.

The bridge is up and I wait! I waited this long, a few more minutes is nothing!
Just launched.
The boat looks strange with the top down!
Beauport Hotel where I'll go in to work in a few hours.
Schooner Adventure
Rocky Neck Marine Railways
Sitting high and dry.
A big center console.
Natalia J.
Another Key West!
Different view.
Jennie doesn't like the rain.
All secure.

Low tide and dry. It's only for 1 hour.
Rising tide.
Low tide in Smith Cove.
Another view.
Next day fixing a loose connection in the chart plotter.
Checking the navigation lights.
My dock neighbor is also my home neighbor! 
Bird Houses at the dock.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Still waiting to get on the water!

 In the meantime I'm relegated to taking photos on shore. The boat is just about ready, new VHF antenna installed and the previous owner for some reason installed the stereo upside down! That has been corrected but I discovered the bimini top leaks! I treated it with a water proofing spray and it works, It rained Saturday and it stayed dry inside. New batteries installed and all pumps and electronics function as does the engine power tilt. I fired up the engine and she  started right away. I also have new dock lines and a back up anchor with chain and line. Now the only hang up is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Due to covid all their recreational registration offices are closed! The only way to register a boat is by mail. They say 15-18 days is the turn around time, I sent the paperwork out a week ago. Oh, and the name of the boat has been applied.

All cleaned up.

J's Escape II
Coastal cruise ship American Constitution.
The steeples of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church above the cruise ship.
A gull flies by.
Beacon Marine derrick.
Downtown in the morning light.
Good Harbor Beach footbridge.
Early morning beach stroll.
Sunday at the beach.

The beach is packed!
As is the parking lot.
Soccer as an Egret flies by.

Sunrise over Harbor Cove.

Monday, May 17, 2021

A Theme-less Post!

 No particular theme this week, been busy working on the boat and junk like that. I did break away from that for these shots.

West End

Abandoned beach chair!
Good Harbor Beach footbridge.
Low tide texture.
Walking the beach.
Walking the creek.
Morning broken clouds.
Morning light at Niles Beach.
A Viking boat and a lobster boat.
Hammond Castle to the left, Yankee Patriot on the right at anchor.
De-masted sloop.
First time I ever could see the south shore from Niles Beach!
A hydrant and stroller with lobster buoys at East Gloucester Square!

"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


Unloading Haddock !


25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Slideshow !

SailGloucester 2009 Slideshow !

Allie Hates Soccer!