Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the perfectly blue skied, breezy, seasonal, golden sun dripped island of Nantucket! Very good to be with you on this spectacular Thursday morning–The Thirtieth Day of June, 2016–broadcasting LIVE once again ‘down on the docks’ between the Hyline and Steamship Authority vessels that ferry daughters, dogs and delicacies back and forth to those aforementioned islands that keep one in a state of wonder and bliss the whole year long… Take the “Whale Watcher” (seen above deck) for example. Created more than 30 years ago by naturalist/birder, gifted photographer and a master of the long lost method of coloring photographs; hand-painted works of art from a photo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Patricia Marsan. Transcending all those images on one’s ’smart phone’ into images one will treasure for a lifetime! With her help, plus the owner, captain & crew of the “Atomic II”, many people are able to SEA these great oceanic animals up close and personal, without driving all the way to the tip of the Cape 67 miles away, Provincetown, to do so. She’s launching every day out of Barnstable Harbor, so get your ticket NOW! A great memory will be taken from that vessel, as you are whisked away to Stellwagen Bank, 30 miles nautically northeast of Provincetown, witnessing the mighty monarchs of the sea, the great aquatic mammals known as the Blue, the Humpback, the Finback, the Pilot, the Sperm, the Right, the Orca, and all the others. Intelligent, divine creatures of God; created of the highest order… So as we near this upcoming July Fourth week end, the official summer kick off for this sandy playground by the sea, may you somehow figure out a way to get out here and join the party!
We will, as always, leave that LIGHT on for ya!
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (credit: the classic 1987 film starring the late, great John Candy and the still very much alive Steve Martin; both equally funny in showing US all just how much fun public transportation really is…, just ask the old TSA, they’ll tell ya!), have descended upon this quiet sandy land, transforming the wondrous ghosts of winter into the super spirits of summer… For only a few months ago, the walk down Ocean from Pleasant Street, through the park, was as lonely as the Morning Dove’s haunting, peaceful, beautiful call. Now, one cannot help but notice Jet Blue flying high overhead with passengers emanating from JFK and points beyond, not to mention the fleet of private jets at the Hyannis “international” Airport, turning the walk down those previously mentioned streets, Main street and every other town and village’s Ancient Indian path into 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For make no mistake about it, there is no other place to visit this summer than this historic hamlet that ‘time’ forgot.
“There’s no time!”
credit: the fabulous Irish night club comedian, um, actor, Liam Neeson; additionally famous for stating in the 1981 documentary “Clash of the Titans”…,
“…release the Kraken!“)
It’s only 10:07 a.m., time to pack!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M