Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Astronomically High Tide

The astronomically high tide (something like 10.8') combined with a storm off of the coast have combined to fill the cove to overflowing. Nothing new, it washes off a lot of the granite that makes up the breakwater and surrounding walls.

Monday, January 23, 2006


Snow on Lanes Cove

Urgent - Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Taunton MA 410 AM EST Mon Jan 23 2006

Eastern Essex MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA- Suffolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-Southeast Providence RI- Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI- Including The Cities Of... Gloucester... Foxboro... Norwood... Cambridge... Boston... Taunton... Providence... West Greenwich... Warwick

... Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Until 7 PM EST This Evening...

A Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Until 7 PM EST This Evening.

In Rhode Island This Includes The Central Parts Of The State Including The Cities Of Providence And Warwick.

In Eastern Massachusetts... This Includes The Route 128 Corridor And The Communities Of Foxboro... Norwood... Cambridge... And Newburyport.

Snow Accumulations Of 2 To 4 Inches Are Expected. The Highest Amounts Will Accumulate Away From The Immediate Shoreline.

Snow Will Reach Eastern Massachusetts Around Daybreak. The Snow May Fall Heavy At A Times Late This Morning Through Early Afternoon. Warmer Air Will Move In During The Early Afternoon. This Will Cause The Snow To Mix With Or Change To Rain. The Rain And Snow Should End By Early Evening.

A Winter Weather Advisory Is Issued When Snow And/Or Ice Is Forecast To Develop In The Affected Areas... But Accumulations Are Expected To Be Light. Any Snow Or Ice Would Make Driving And Walking Difficult But Not Impossible On Untreated Roadways And Sidewalks. When Temperatures Are Below Freezing... Motorists Need To Be Especially Careful On Bridges And Overpasses Where Slippery Spots Can Easily Develop.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Willow Returns

I started this blog last April with an entry about the USCGC Willow. Earlier this week she returned for an overnight anchorage in Ipswich Bay. It was nice to see her return.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Kayaker's Paradise

Winter kayaker on Lanes Cove
This area of the world has been called a kayaker's paradise, and I agree. Discovery Adventures launches out of Lanes Cove practically every day in the summer, along with many, many other kayakers. Last year a group came down in dry suits during the late fall and practiced rolling their kayaks, helping each other get back in and bailing them out. It was pretty interesting.

This year we haven't seen the low temperatures we did last year. There was a fair amount of ice in the cove last year and some pretty nasty storms, but this year has been pretty calm. Ron Parnell finally moved his lobster boat out of the cove a week or two ago, so the cove is completely empty.

Just before heading out this morning, I noticed someone getting ready for a little paddle. The seas were calm, but it was snowing a bit. I guess if you are going out on a day like today, this truly must be a kayaker's paradise.

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