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Pilings

pilings

This has been in the queue to be posted for a while. I usually stick to landscape formatted images because they seem to look better in my blog than portrait formats. But I like the tones in this image. It was made in September before school started in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Only a couple more weeks before school ends for the semester and I hope to return here for a visit to see how it looks in winter.

Gosport Harbor

Gosport Harbor

Recently, I’ve shown some images from Star Island of the New Hampshire Coast. It is one of a series of Isles of Shoals. Breakwalls have been installed between a few of the islands to make a protected area in front of Star Island, known as Gosport Harbor. The first view is of the harbor from the front porch of the Oceanic Hotel. The view below is from a small hill to the side on which thee is a gazebo where we ate out picnic lunch.

Gosport Harbor From the Gazebo_

Sail Portsmouth

This weekend, Portsmouth, NH is hosting the Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest civilian sailing school vessel in the US. At 200 feet in length, she is the first fully rigged ocean going vessel built in the US in over 100 years. There was a parade of boats on Thursday evening to welcome her to Portsmouth. There were also two other large sailing vessels, the Gundalow and the Harvey Gamage plus numerous other boats.

White Island Light

White Island Light

The last of my lighthouse images (for now) this one will require a boat to get this close. According to the Portsmouth, NH website, it “flashes a brilliant white beam every 15 seconds and, in foggy weather, sounds a horn every 30 seconds.” However, we were there on a clear day and still heard the horn every 30 second. There is a catwalk between the house and the light. The guide told us that it keeps getting washed away by storms and needs to be rebuilt. I’m not sure why they rebuild it because the light has been automated since 1896.

Whaleback Light

Whaleback Light

If you’re on the coast and can see the lighthouse I showed yesterday, chances are, you can also see this lighthouse at the mouth of the harbor. It sits out there on a rock, all alone. I’ve also shown this one before, but was able to get much closer to it last week on the ferry.