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Surf’s up! And so are the surfers. . . a veritable wave of them thanks to Irene!

We don’t have high surf here normally, but get a hurricane stoking thngs up – even from a thousand miles away – and the waves pick up and so do the surfers. By 6:30 am this morning the parking lot … Continue reading

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Turnstones in disarray and the making of a Feast – the biggest!

Today Gooseberry was Bayberry Island – unofficially, but that’s what it looked and smelled like and that’s what brought more than 100 persons from New Bedford  to Gooseberry early this morning. But I get ahead of myself. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Summer – now

Having just written about the Gooseberry of half a century ago, I decided to take a few snaps during my exercise walk today just to capture a little of the ambiance of a summer day there today.  These pictures were … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Summers – a mystery solved!

I’ve wondered for nearly half a century what the story was  behind those foundations I used to see on this lovely little island. Now they’re mostly hidden in the brush, but they hold a remarkable story and Peter Rosa, now … Continue reading

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Frost flowers – and a stealth seal

Frost frustrated me at times last night as it covered the lens of my telescope and hid the view of the universe – and frost frustrated me again this morning as I had to pull over twice on the way … Continue reading

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A tale of three hunters and terrific – nasty – day

Yipes – the radar shows thunderstorms just to the west and when I took the pups out this morning it started to pour. But I hadn’t been to Gooseberry lately and I thought I’d at least take a drive down … Continue reading

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A blustery day! Surf, rocks, hidden reefs and memories of ship wrecks

The remnants of Hurricane Ida are headed our way  – and they kicked up a ferocious northeast wind well in advance. As we walked Gooseberry yesterday in this near gale and I saw the waves breaking over distant rocks – … Continue reading

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