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, June 26, 2023

Saint Peter's Fiesta 2023!

 With threats of rain and T-storms this weekend Mother Nature prevented that from happening on this years Fiesta!

Sunrise for this years St. Peter's Fiesta.

Early morning seine boat practice.
Friday the women's Seine Boat champs.
Team Rogue waves the flag!
Friday failed walk as the schooner Thomas E. Lannon passes by.
Gravity fail!
Close but not close enough!
Another near miss.
Friday Champ Colin Sweet.
Victory shower!
Colin Sweet going for a ride!
Taking a seat!
Saturday miss!
Flag is still attached to the pole!
Yelling at the flag!

Saturday Steve Militello grabs the flag as the boat "Go With the Flo" gets in my way!
Raising up the Sunday champ!

Seine Boat team KAOS wins Sunday Championship!
Fiesta hat on deck!
Sunday Greasy Pole walkers arrive.
Close as it gets without winning!
Another hanging flag!
Derek Hopkins wins!
Up on the shoulders.

Victory drink!
Night colors of the Fiesta.
St. Peter
On my way to my truck I spotted a doggie in the window!
Violin player on Rogers St.
Meanwhile at Good Harbor Beach.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Foggy, Just Plain Foggy!

 We had a mix of weather this past week wit rain T-storms and fog.

Seine Boat practice, pulling hard.

Passing under the Greasy Pole.
Early morning practice.
Duck family races Seine Boat crew!
Practice over.
Midnight Sun under the huge bow of the Challenger.
Midnight Sun
The bow of the Reliance.
Our Lady of Good Voyage Church towers in the fog.
City Hall tower from Railroad Avenue.
Foggy harbor.
Ardelle under sail and the Adventure in the fog.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Morning Views and a Pond Makeover!

 My 20 year old Koi pond was leaking. One problem is I can't use tap water to keep it full because the chemical make up the City of Gloucester uses will kill the fish! I have a 55 gallon rainwater barrel plumbed to the pond to keep it fresh but if we go any stretch without rain my only option once the barrel is empty is to lug 5 gallon buckets from the brook near my house. Not good for my back. I did just buy a pump to eliminate that chore. Anyway it was time to fix the pond and figured the best way is to install a liner over the plastic insert. That's just what we did after a lot of pruning and moving the surrounding stone work. And my 20 year old Koi "Mr. Fishy" is happy!

Old plastic insert ready for new liner.

"Mr. Fishy" in his vacation pool.
Liner installed waiting for trimming and re landscaping.
"Mr. Fishing" back home.
Good Harbor Beach volleyball nets.

Good Harbor Beach at twilight.
Daybreak over the city.
Sunrise over Harbor Cove.

Outer harbor morning activity.
Top of Chapel Street late afternoon.

"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!