Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween !

 Bartlett's Farm welcomes all.

 Children will parade through town this evening displaying their creative costumes as they "trick or treat".


Cheers !

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Southside of Nantucket during Storm

 White Elephant Entryway is always welcoming.
 Heading out to Dionis the winds are incredibly strong
 Madaket Harbor

 Southside Beaches of Nantucket Roar
 Capturing a few of these photos was challenging.  The winds are almost 50mph at this time and Hurricane Sandy's effects will be experienced on Nantucket Island into the evening.  The roar of the wind and ocean feels like a large truck is passing by.  Nantucket is now isolated from the mainland as the winds are too high for the airplanes and the tides too rough for the boats. However, so much worse in NY and New Jersey.

This is island living.  Today.

Cheers !

Monday, October 29, 2012

Downtown Nantucket as the Storm Arrives

Our downtown harbor is quite "choppy" and the winds are howling.  Still three hours to go before high tide.

 Brant Point Lighthouse

Cheers !

Nantucket Surfing

 South side of Nantucket before the effects of "Sandy"' are completely felt.

 A few venture out to capture a wave.

 It's not black and white film - the sky is grey and the water active.
 The surfers look like seals bobbing on the sea.
We'll visit again to see what erosion took place after the storm.

Cheers !

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nantucket Prepares for Storm

Hurricane Sandy may be heading towards the Jersey shore but it will send heavy winds to Nantucket.  

 Nantucket Harbor is getting a little "choppy"  Brant Point Lighthouse to the right.

  Homes on Hulbert Avenue with windows boarded.  Hopes that flooding waters won't approach.

 Nantucket Coast Guard Station and Childrens Beach

 Fishing boats are secured in our downtown marina.

 Weekend visitors line up for one of the last boats to leave the island.  Before long the airplanes and ferries will shut down leaving the island of Nantucket isolated from the Mainland.

 Goodbye for now.

Cheers !

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nantucket Scallops

Families anxiously awaited the opening of Scallop season which began on Nantucket began Oct 3 this year for residential permits.  The commercial fisherman will begin their search for scallops on November 1, 2012 through March.  Bay scallops are truly the "jewel" of the island and are appreciated by all.  Jetty's Beach parking lot is an area that many people visit to discard their scallop shells after opening.  The seagulls LOVE this opportunity to enjoy the delectables left behind.  As the holiday season arrives many of these shells will be seen as illuminated ornaments on our local Christmas trees.  I'll definitely follow up and show you the unique charm of a Nantucket Island Christmas.

The seagulls are waiting for me to leave so they can get back to their pile of scallop shells.

Jetty's Beach

So calm today but tropical storm "Sandy" is on the way.

Cheers !

Friday, October 26, 2012

Early Morning Downtown Nantucket

Main Street Nantucket waking up

My favorite bakery

White Elephant Hotel

Guests are leaving before the "Sandy" arrives.


Quirky Sites on Nantucket

You never know what you'll see on Nantucket.......

Advice is only 5cents and the words are a steal !

Such amusement but everyone stops!

Hitting golf balls.  Isn't he cute?

Even "Derby" gets a tan.

Where to go next?

Well, that doesn't take much thought.   

Cheers !

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gurgling Cod Pitchers

I absolutely love these gurgling cod pitchers from Shreve, Crump and Low.  They sell a variety of sizes but my favorite is the large water size pitcher which I have two of.  Shaped like a fish and colorfully designed these jugs make a "glug, glug" noise as the water pours out.  They're so much fun and will remind you of island living.