Sunday, May 29, 2005

Beautiful Day

I looked back over the previous posts. What miserable weather. Well, yesterday and today were different--they were beautiful. Yesterday yard sales sprung up like weeds. Discovery Adventure got a tour off. We met with Kacy Lafferty, owner of Discovery and ended up buying three of her kayaks. It should be a great summer.

Monday, May 23, 2005

More Rough Weather

Bulletin - Eas Activation Requested Coastal Flood Watch National Weather Service Taunton MA 430 AM EDT Mon May 23 2005

430 AM EDT Mon May 23 2005

... A Coastal Flood Watch Is In Effect... For East Coastal Massachusetts This Coastal Flood Watch Includes Newburyport... Gloucester Harbor... Marblehead... Boston Harbor... Scituate... Plymouth... Sandwich... Provincetown... Chatham Outer Harbor... Nantucket Harbor.

An Unusually Strong Late May Noreaster Will Bring The Potential For Coastal Flooding To The Eastern Massachusetts Coastline At The Time Of High Tide Very Early Wednesday Morning.

Northeast Winds Will Increase Tuesday Afternoon And Night To Between 25 And 35 Mph With Gusts Over 50 Mph Possible Along The Coast. In Response To This Seas Will Rapidly Build To Between 15 And 20 Feet Over The Open Waters. Highs Seas And The Strong Northeast Winds Will Produce A 1 To 2 Foot Storm Surge On Top Of The High Astronomical Tide Early Wednesday Morning. Astronomical High Tide In Boston Is 11.5 Feet At 1232 AM Wednesday... While Astronomical High Tide On Nantucket Harbor Is 3.6 Feet At 139 AM Wednesday.

At This Time... It Looks Like We Will See Some Minor Coastal Flooding With The Potential For A Moderate Coastal Flood Event. If The Potential For A Moderate Coastal Flood Event Increases The Watch Will Be Upgraded To A Coastal Flood Warning.

Please Stay Tuned For Later Statements On This Potential Event.


Sunday, May 22, 2005

Dreary Weather

May has been a tough month on the Cove, gray and stormy. Most of the lobster boats are in the water, and they have been tending their pots. Discovery Adventures is back with their kayaking business, and I just saw a car go by with a kayak on the roof--a hardier soul than I.

Though there is a certain charm in this weather (watching the whitecaps on Ipswich Bay, snuggling in and to read a book, lingering over the Sunday Boston Globe), there is also the call of spring gardening, of getting the new plants in the ground and warm sunny days after a long winter.

Summer will come, and it will be glorious, but for now I think I'll pour myself another cup of coffee.

Friday, May 20, 2005


Fishing for striped bass is a big deal around here. Besides tuna (off-shore, really big fish) and bluefish, the stripers really start the season. We were watching the cove this morning a saw pools of ripples on the surface. These were schools of herring (maybe mackerel) that were being hunted by bigger fish--which had to be stripers. We've noticed people fishing off of the breakwater recently, no doubt trying to catch their first striper of the season.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

On the Cove Apartment Photos

We have a vacation rental apartment that faces the cove. It is a fantastic place to enjoy the cove and just relax. If you are interested, check Vacation Rental By Owner or Cyberrentals.

A photo of the bedroom in the apartment. The windows look right out onto the cove. Posted by Hello

New Kitchen in the Apartment Posted by Hello

This is a picture of the living room in the apartment. It has a beautiful view of Lanes Cove and wonderful high ceilings. Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 07, 2005


Hmm... the weather is a bit strange today. We have a full fledged nor'easter going on, something we don't normally see in May. If this were February, we'd have 12 to 24 inches of snow. The wind has been howling all day and the wind has been whipping up the water outside of the cove. At time the waves will break outside of the cove and the spray will go over the granite walls that protect the cove. The tide tonight is very high--we noticed a pickup truck and a police car down near the landing. The police car had all of his lights on and was scanning his spotlight around the cove. Best I can figure is he was making sure that the boats in the cove were okay.

Up until Friday, there were four lobster boats and a pleasure fishing boat in the cove. The two lobster boats the moored just inside of the breakwater left--I assume to find safer moorage. I'll say one thing, the weather here can be downright exciting.

A wet day on the cove. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Morning Light On the Cove Posted by Hello directory