Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Straightsmouth Island

Today, we have radar, charts, GPS, radios and lights. Just looking at this island in the light fog makes me wonder what it was like sailing in wooden ships at night. There are islands, rocks and shoals. Thankfully, wrecks are very rare these days.
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11 comments:

Chris said...

Euh, it's kind of foggy Steve ;-)
Funny atmosphere you got there! I guess we all wait for the sun to come now!

hip chick said...

This reminds me of the Isles of Shoals which is about 10 miles out of Portsmouth, N.H. Great shot in the fog. I love the fog at this time of year.

kate said...

I love when I haven't visited your blog in a few days, I get treated to so many great photos! Those cormorant eyes are amazing, and snow buntings! Wish I could have seen them! I miss Good Harbor at dawn, ever since the rug rat was born we don't get out for many Bass Rocks dawn surfing sessions....your photo will have to do for now :) glad you had fun in the fog! -kate

Tabib said...

They used a sextant at night. ;)
Great picture as always.

Baskerva said...

I love that picture in the fog. I just stumbled upon this blog and I must say it's a great picture. Looks so calm and eerie.

Whitemist said...

nicely captured! Fog pictures create mystery!

Roy said...

A very chancy business in those days I should think Steve.

goodmorninggloucester said...

Steve I did an interview with Judy Caulkette at The Chamber of Commerce about The Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend in which many of your followers may be interested-

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/cape-ann-winter-birding-weekend-info-with-judy-caulkette/

Maybe you could help get the word out.

Also told people to come find your blog if tehy hadn't already. :)

The Early Birder said...

Just think of the responsibility of being the 'topmast' lookout searching for the light!

Chris Petrak said...

Catching up (again) - always enjoy your pics, but your Purple is just stunning!

Jane said...

At least the lighthouses in the area are doing their job correctly for those guys at sea, but I should imagine there are a few wrecks out there.

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