Crepuscular Rays

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For the last several summers at the Cape we have gone on a whale watch aboard the Dolphin Fleet out of Provincetown. We travel out to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and have always seen at least a few whales. It is just enough for me to be on the water and seeing the interplay of light, sky and water.

Sun on Water by John Poltrack on
Returning to Provincetown



Crepuscular Rays by John Poltrack on
Portside view



Crepuscular Rays by John Poltrack on
Crepuscular Rays



Marconi Beach

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Brrrr, 16 degrees (-9 C) outside. Many of you have to dig out of snow drifts this morning Surprisingly here in New Hampshire I see bare ground in the back yard which is fine with me.

The photo theme for today is #BeachSunday and I’m including some photos from 2013.  In just 6 months all that snow will be gone and you’ll be on a beach somewhere.

Marconi Beach
I’m not a fan of crowds, but I love the beach. My strategy is to take a stroll until it thins out a bit.
Marconi Beach
Marconi Beach in Wellfleet
Marconi Beach
July 24, 2013

Sunset at First Encounter Beach

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Good Morning, it’s a chilly 37(F) degrees outside. I may already be tired of winter and it hasn’t even arrived. I’ll post a photo taken in warmer days.

I’ve been experimenting with various WordPress blogging themes which give this page its appearance. Themes are style sheets that control the layout of the menus and sidebars. Since this is primarily a photo blog, I was looking for the best way to display images, however I also wanted the functionality of the sidebars. It’s impossible to do both with limited real-estate.

However today I discovered that I enable to image to link to its hosting location which will show the original image. In this photo the image lives in the Google Cloud. So what does this mean to you dear reader.

Simple, if you want to see a larger version of a photo simply click on it.

I’ve only done this with only a couple of  photos but will eventually retrofit more. I’ve added a white border around the enabled photos to indicated that they are linked.Try it and let me know what you think.

…. and stay warm, think summer.

First Encounter
Sunset at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, MA

Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point Sign
Halibut Point State Park is located at the point of Cape Ann. It is located on Gott Avenue in Rockport, MA. Daily Parking fees are $5 for Mass residents and $6 for non-MA vehicles.

It features a panoramic view of the coast from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine. The former granite quarry is amazing.

Quarry on the coastFresh and Salt water in close proximity. This is the view of the quarry. It is approximately 60 feet deep at it’s lowest depth.
A view of the coastline. The granite was quarried here since 1840. Operations ceased in 1929.

Cape Cod Whale Watch 2014

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Whale Watching with the Dolphin Fleet, treated to a sunset on the ocean


Almost like my Navy Days without being ordered around


Going Down


Keeping watch for whales


Smaller boat, plenty of room to navigate


Sea and Sky


This is why the whales are here
Great day for a sail