Weekly Photo Challenge: Gloucester on Cape Ann

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The legendary whaling port that produced the toughest sailors on earth … not the huge fleet it once was, but still alive in the 21st century.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Cold, Grey North Atlantic

The sky is rosy with the coming sunrise. The air is full of the smell of salt. Sand crunches under your sandals. Listen to the call of seagulls and the whoosh of the waves breaking against the shore. Flights of plovers and terns flutter by.

You’ll never mistake this for the Pacific. It’s colder. Darker. Don’t be deceived by the apparently calm water. The undertow is powerful and can easily sweep you far out to sea before you can call for help.

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The cold grey North Atlantic is simultaneously alluring and ominous, the ocean of my childhood. Whenever I dream of the sea, it’s the Atlantic that calls to me.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rockport Harbor, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Rockport Harbor, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Rockport Harbor, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

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