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, January 31, 2022

Blizzard of "22" and Fox Network News Actually Reporting the Facts !

 It wasn't the 41" Cape Ann got in the Blizzard of "69" but it was enough. Gusts approaching 80 mph created drifting snow.

Since I work the overnight shift my plan was to move my tractor from behind the house in her "plastic barn" and park it out front. I saved the draw string cover it came with and secured it, so I thought! When I arrived home the cover was gone! This was just when the storm was ramping up as I encountered white out conditions driving home. The it was to bed and wake up around 1 pm and begin plowing to keep up with the snow fall. By then the storm was at it's peak, the wind was brutal and I only managed to shovel the steps and a few feet into the yard so our dog has a place to "go". I did this about 7 or 8 times during the day. Sunday morning the sun was out but the temps were in the middle teens. I went to start the tractor and the battery was dead! No problem, when I bought the tractor back in 2019 I also purchased a jump starter power pack. It's powerful enough to start my truck or boat yet small enough to fit under the seat where the battery is, about the size of an average cell phone but twice as thick. The tractor works great for up to 12" to 15" of snow but is a struggle with this amount. Luckily my nephew next door used his snow blower to carve out key pathways. The good news, we never lost power!

While still at work a Fox News Network crew were setting up to report on the storm. The video crew set up the lights and camera in the garage of the Beauport Hotel while the reporter stood on the beach and actually reported the facts!.

Calm before the storm at Good Harbor Beach.

USCG Cutter Key Largo at anchor at sunrise.
Tractor ready as Allie walks by.
I had to pick up a co-worker and took this at the Cape Ann Marina.
Good Harbor Beach Footbridge one hour before high tide.

Arriving home and the cover missing!
Snow building up.
Virgin snow!
Back yard.
The tractor's "Plastic Barn" on the left.
Just before I began the dig out.
My niece's playhouse.
All dug out! You can see a removable section of fence so I can get the tractor through.
Fox Network News reporter telling the viewers it's snowing out!
The reporter is leaning into the wind.
The reporter shows the viewers he knows how to make a snowball!
The reporter closes his collar showing the viewers it's cold too!
The reporter is pointing showing the viewers it's snowing over there too!

Monday, January 24, 2022

January Daybreak and Then Some!

 Low temps and spitting ocean effect snow for this past week.

Reindeer Games! (Note the sign)

Snow Angel in my yard.
Next day.
The ghost of Charlie Chaplin!
Snow swept Good Harbor Beach.
Low tide.
Sun ray burst over Harbor Cove.

Ten Pound Island Light and hoops at daybreak.
The sun breaking over the horizon.

Tanker Great Eastern offshore at daybreak.
The Bass Rocks Sunrise Tree and the tanker Great Eastern.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Deep Winter Has Set In!

 Though the days are getting longer the temps keep getting lower. When you see "sea smoke" you know the outside temperature is colder than the cold sea. 

Stacy Boulevard in a frenzy!

Daybreak at Good Harbor Beach and ducks trying to stay warm.
Another morning at the beach.

Eastern Point Light
Breakwater and sea smoke.
Balanced rocks and sea smoke.
Sea smoke at Penis Rock.
Frigid Salt Island.
Thacher Island

End of the breakwater through the branch.
Sunrise over Niles Pond.

"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!