|Fisherman Memorial for all those lost at sea|
5,368 lives lost at sea since 1716!
|Bob, Martha and Hayden and the vast salt marsh|
One of the highlights was re-connecting with fellow Island Packet friends Martha and Bob of IP-420 Entropy, who kindly picked us up at the Coast Guard Station for a driving tour of the Cape Ann area. Then we had a lovely seafood dinner at the Lobsta Land Restaurant located on the marsh where the sun setting made for a beautiful visit. Thank you, Martha and Bob, for your time and your hospitality, how kind of you!
We have not explored this town fully, so we will plan to return on our way south. Today we will continue north to the Isle of Shoals in NH as we progress toward Maine.
Here are more photos of the Gloucester Ma area....
|Good Harbor beach on the ocean, Cape Ann|
|Cape Ann, beautiful summer day|
|Commercial fishing boat, look at the scale, see the tiny people on the bow!|
|Even the bars and pubs serve Lobster!|
|Then of course there is Octopus as well....WOW|
|Sadly, the stats of those lost at sea, Gloucester Fisherman Memorial|
5,368 residents lost at sea 1716 - 2001
|Typical sights, whale watching ships all depart from here, we will see if we can find whales as well|
|Our boat anchored in the harbor, 28 feet deep, 150 feet of chain out, 9 foot tides!|
|Sunset over the Gloucester with town hall clock tower|
|Sunrise over the calm harbor from anchorage, beautiful day|