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January 29, 2015

A Nantucket’s beating…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:00 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, snow covered, cold and battered island of Nantucket! Great to be back with you on this Thursday morning, the 29th day of January, 2015, still digging out from the twenty-four plus inches of snow that hit the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s); Hudson claiming the big Massachusetts town snow jackpot of 35.5 inches, hell let’s just call it THREE f’ing FEET!  Boston’s Logan airport officially breaking the single snow day record (24.5), as well as New England’s second largest city, Worchester (33). Many along the coast getting a visit from the SEA, Marshfield residents on Ocean Street taking that hit directly on the chin, literally, as one man’s nose and face was broken by the waves crashing into his living room…

But perhaps this winter hurricane saved it’s best statement for the rich island of Nantucket, an island very near and dear to the reporters heart.  Watching a passing parade of what appeared to be an army of utility trucks streaming down South Street here in Hyannis yesterday around this ‘time’ of day, presumably on their way to the Steamship Authority’s “Nantucket”, a giant car ferry that only allowed those emergency vehicles on to said ferry as the whole of the island was still without power, well into late last night.

Water was also a factor, along with 78 miles per hour gusts that lasted for over two days, battering that fabled island 27 miles nautically south/southeast of Hyannis, the hub of Cape Cod proper.  Seven feet of water destroyed businesses from India Street to Water Street; much of downtown Nantucket looking like a ‘river was running through it, the Atlantic Ocean making it’s home in expensive boutiques, restaurants, bars and bait shops, you name it!  The ocean did not discriminate, no sir, taking 0 prisoners as it took a big bite out of Surfside Beach to the South, out towards Great Point Light and Sconset, to the East, where many a Nantucket native have there homes, having lived there for generations…

So on this day after what was ‘The Blizzard of 2015′, a blockbuster storm here in Massachusetts, sorry New York, I plan to take some images of all that snow piled up along Hyannis’s Main Street, so please, for the love of God, alert the media won’t you?  Taking in a surreal look for what most around the country and world consider to be a summer destination!  Have a warm, cozy day everybody and stay safe, we are expecting some more snow later on this week end!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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