Chaces Island is located near where the Merrimack River meets the Sea and is between Newburyport and Plum Island.
I seem to have a lot of water and boat related images these days. But they all seem to go away in about a month, so we might as well enjoy them. This is an HDR image that I made while in Woods Hole on Saturday morning. There are eels in Eel Ponds. My sister and her family like to eat at a deli with seating overlooking the pond and throw in bits of food for the eels to dine on.
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.
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.
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.
The top photo is for my friend Sarah who said that yesterday’s photo reminded her of the work of the early photographer Gustave Le Gray. He did wonderful B&W and sepia tones images, often of the sea. I re-edited today’s photo to mimic his style. Sarah’s wonderful art can be seen here: https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com/
The bottom photo is for Teri who spotted Whaleback Lighthouse in the distance in yesterday’s image and asked about getting a better view. Teri is a photo buddy and her work can be seen here: https://imagesbytdashfield.wordpress.com/