A Day On Cape Cod

17 08 2014

We had the opportunity to spend a day on Cape Cod. It was a very clear day. Not a cloud in the sky. We stopped of for lunch for a lobster roll as we drove down route 6 and had a nice conversation with the waitress. She recommend a number of great locations in the area we could take some photographs and I do believe we visited them all. Including a number of Cape Cod Light Houses we we even climbed the stairs to the top of one of them. We stumbled on Uncle Tim’s Bridge and Island that was surrounded by a salt marsh at low tide we we could see baby crabs running about and into their sand holes they must call home. We walked along the beach at low tide and saw a boat stuck in the sand at low tide standing upright only by its keel. Never saw that before and my shoes got wet getting that photo. And an other boat with anchor attached both just sitting on the sand. but made for a nice photo. All in all it was a great day as we ended up on the tip of the cape driving by all of the sand dunes, through Wellfleet on to Provincetown were we had dinned over looking the harbor. After we walked around down town Provincetown we headed home. Below are a few photos we took during our day on the Cape. We hope you enjoy them.

Walk to the Light House

Walking to the light house

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Light House 3 sisters

These light houses are knows as the three sisters.

Light House Steps Looking Up

Looking up the stair case to the top of the light house.

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Inside the Cape Cod light house with a 360 degree view. Amazing.

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Salt marsh at low tide we we could see baby crabs running about and into their sand holes

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Uncle Tim’s Bridge

Thru Uncle Tims Bridge

Looking through Uncle Tim’s Bridge

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On the sand dunes.

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Boat and anchor at low tide.

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Boat stuck in the sand at low tide

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On the sand dunes.

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A view from inside the light house

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Old drift wood and chain

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Low tide with Uncle Tim’s Bridge in the distance.

Salt Marsh and Crabs

 

 

 

 





A Day Trip To Qgunquit Maine With Stops in York, Cap Neddick and and Nubbles Light House

2 08 2014

We had the opportunity to take a day trip to Qgunquit Maine. We have visited this area many times over the years. We on this day we had to as always make a stop at Flo’s Hot Dog road side stand Cape Neddick, Maine. We have been coming here for years now. The Steamed buns, snappy dogs and Flo’s own family relish really hit the spot, We always bring a bottle of the special relish home with us. 

After lunch we continued the short drive to Ogunquit were, like always took some photographs along the Maine coast. We walked the one mile long walk along the Marginal Way. A very beautiful walk along the coast till we got to Perkins Cove. As it just started to rain we stopped into Barnacle Billy’s for a drink. Barnacle Billy’s looks over Perkins Cove, with all the boats and hand operated foot bridge. We took some more photos and had a great time.

We chose to move further into Perkins Cove to the Lobster Shack as this has special meaning for us. It’s the place where I had my first ever lobster so many years ago. On this day we chose to have a lobster roll. So good served with chips and coleslaw. 

After dinner and as we were approaching sunset we made our way to Cape Neddick and to Nubbles Light House. Took many more photos of the light house as the red light house beacon flashed on and off. 

Before we hit the road for our ride home we had to make one more stop in York Maine and to purchase some Goldenrod kisses. Salt Water Taffy. 

We had a great day in Maine as always. Please enjoy a few of the photographs from our day in Maine. 

Ogunquit Beach Qgunquit Maine

Ogunquit Beach Qgunquit Maine

Flos Hot Dogs

Flo’s Hot Dogs Route 1 Cape Neddick, Maine

Coast Of Maine Splash

Coast Of Maine, Splash Along The Marginal Way

Perkins Cove

Perkins Cove

Foot Bridge Up - Perkins Cove

Foot Bridge Up – Perkins Cove

Out The Window from The Lobster Shack

Out The Window from The Lobster Shack

Lobster Roll at The Lobster Shack

Lobster Roll at The Lobster Shack

Cape Nedick Fishing Shack

Cape Neddick Fishing Shack

Nubbles Light House York Maine

Nubbles Light House York Maine

Golden Road Kisses York Maine

Golden Road Kisses Salt Water Taffy, York Maine

 

 





A Day ON Block Island

2 08 2014

We had the opportunity to spend a day on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island. We left on the high speed ferry from Point Judith. It was only a 13 mile 30 minute trip. We learned the Block Island is approximately half way between Rhode Island and Long Island New York.

It was a fun day were we took a one hour taxi ride to learn about the island being our first time here. Had lunch at The National Hotel overlooking the harbor. After lunch we rented a motor scooter, now that we know our way around the 3 by 7 mile island. This gave us time to take some photographs as we enjoy doing. At the end of the day we had to enjoy diner at The Surf Hotel bar, again looking over the harbor. Got into a conversation with some other folk also enjoying a day trip to the island. Even the waitress conversed with us explaining how her husband and son was working here as well for the summer. They are from Venezuela. Its a lot of work but had some time for fun as well in the America she explained.

All in all we had a great day and got a lot photos we can look back at from time to time.

Here’s a few of them. We hope you enjoy them.

High Speed Ferry

High Speed Ferry

A Block Island Pond

A Block Island Pond

 

A Horse on Block Island

A Horse on Block Island

Light House

Light House

The Block Island Cliffs

The Block Island Cliffs

144 steps to the cliffs

144 steps to the cliffs

Rock Sculptures on Block Island

Rock Sculptures on Block Island

Scooter

Scooter

The Surf Hotel on Block Island

The Surf Hotel on Block Island

Sunset Over Block Island from the High Speed Ferry

Sunset Over Block Island from the High Speed Ferry





National Sand Sculpting Festival – Revere, MA 2014

20 07 2014
 CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Grains of sand transformed into large sculptures as artists took over Revere Beach in Massachusetts on July 18. brucekgarber photographed some of the outstanding sand sculptures at this year’s National Sand Sculpting Festival. The 2014 theme for the festival was Thank you for your service, he explained. One of the highlights of the festival is watching artists sculpt the centerpiece.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producerLink to CNN iReport: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1153940
Photo CNN iReport Photo Essays_2014-07-19Revere Beach is located six miles north of downtown Boston.In 2004, the first New England Sand Sculpting Festival was held on the beach.The annual contest soon offered cash prizes that attracts famous sculptors from all over the world. This year’s competition is taking place right now from Friday July 18 to Sunday July 20, 2014.The rules:
– The plot size is 18 ft x 18 ft.
– Only sand and water are allowed.
– Sculptors receive approx. 12 tons of sand.
– Sculptors work from 8 am to 5 pm.
– Sculptors are given 45 mins. for lunch.
– No work will be allowed during lunch break.
– There are a total of 30 hours of competition.
– Only the master sculptor may work in the plot.
– Assistance may help remove forms.
– All forms must be removed prior to judging.
– All “pounded up” sand must be altered by hand.Judging Criteria:
– Overall Impact.
– Quality of Carving.
– Usage of Sand
– Degree of Difficulty.
– Originality.
– Artistic Impression.Prizes:
– 1st Prize: $5000.00
– 2nd Prize: $4000.00
– 3rd Prize: 3000.00
– Peoples Choice: $1000.00Best of Luck to all of the Artists.
The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival 2014 winners are:
- Peoples Choice-Pavel Myinkov: Time is Running Out.
- 4th Place: Melineige Beauregard: Eternal Love.
- 3rd Place: Dan Doubleday: Snail Trail.
- 2nd Place: Jobi Bouchard: War-My Heart Tells Me Otherwise.
- 1st Place: Rusty Croft- Double Vision photo image: Joe Siciliano
credit, link and photos for the winners here: https://m.facebook.com/RevereBeach?v=timeline&filter=1

My CNN iReport Assignment Report: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1153940

 

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Center piece of the festival – “Thank You For Your Service”

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Music In The Sand

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Nice To Meet You

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Nothing & Everything Traditional About This Sand Castle by: Walter McDonald of South Padre Island, Texas

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Time Is Running Out by: Pavel Myinkov of Moscow, Russia

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War-My Heart Tells Me Otherwise by: Jobi Bouchard of Montreal, Canada

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Time-Lapse of the 2014 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival Center Sculpture by @reveretv




The Charles W. Morgan Ship and The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

20 07 2014

The Charles W. Morgan Ship

We had the opportunity to visit the last wooden whale ship in the world as it was dock by the USS Constitution, Old Ironsides in Charlestown, MA. We spent some time on Old Ironsides as well.

Morgan’s visit after recently undergoing a five-year, multimillion-dollar restoration. The stop in Boston will be celebrated with free tours, family activities.

Known as a “lucky ship” for surviving countless storms and “hostile natives,” Morgan is the last wooden whale ship in the world of an American whaling fleet that once had more than 2,700 vessels. The ship was first launched from New Bedford, Mass., on July 21, 1841—she turns 173 years old on Monday—and was typically manned by a crew of about 35.

Usually the main attraction at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, Morgan set sail in May to visit historic ports in New England. After Charlestown, she’ll head to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy via the Cape Cod Canal.

Links for more information:

http://www.mysticseaport.org/visit/explore/morgan/

http://www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyage/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Morgan_(ship)

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2014/07/15/charles-w-morgan-last-wooden-whaleship-charlestown-boston/

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The Charles W. Morgan

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The Charles W. Morgan

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USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

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The Charles W. Morgan from aboard The USS Constitution

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The Charles W. Morgan

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The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

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The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

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The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

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The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

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The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

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The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides and The Captain W. Morgan in port side by side

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SUn set next to The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides

 

 





Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops…

18 07 2014

Meet my new friend Nikki Hunt.

We had the opportunity to see Nikki Hunt and her band Nikki Hunt Band perform live last weekend. We were out with a small crew of friends for dinner and drinks at Rick’s Cafe in Naples.

During the summer they have live acts and they are always different.

Well this weekend Nikki Hunt and her band were on the schedule.

All I will tell your here is that we had a lot of fun! The way Nikki mixes Music, wigs and hula hoops is quite entertaining. I would suggest if you have the opportunity to catch her show, you should.

To learn more about Nikki, her band, music and hula hoops check out her on line presents and blog. You can find the links here: http://nikkihunt.com/

Hope you like the video Nikki. I shot a few clips of your performance and pulled this together.

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Nikki Hunt – Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops

 

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Nikki Hunt – Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops

 

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Nikki Hunt and Bruce – Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops

 





On A River

18 07 2014

We had the opportunity to spend a day on a river in a boat with friends. It was so relaxing. The sky and clouds looked so nice.

It all started with dinner, friends and cherrystones on the grill. Have you every had cherrystones on the grill? So good!

The next morning we went to the boat. Even thought it’s a fast boat we just cursed down the lazy river taking in all of the sights. In the morning we saw an owl in the tree. It looked like a white owl but were not certain. A second owl came slightly into view hidden behind a branch and some levees.

Got to love New England.  Took a few photographs along the way. I hope you enjoy them.

On a boat and Clouds

On A Boat

River Speed SLOW

River Speed SLOW

Stairway for two

Stairway For Two

 

Reflecting on the river

Reflecting On The River

Owl in a tree

Owl In A Tree

Cherrystones

Cherrystones Pn The Grill








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