Heading out to Dionis the winds are incredibly strong
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.
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.
So calm today but tropical storm "Sandy" is on the way.
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.