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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Windy Waterfront

It was very windy around the waterfront today. I shot the above picture from Jetties Beach looking out over the west jetty. Notice all the seabirds feeding there. I spotted several species including Eider Ducks, Herring Gulls, Brant, Black Ducks and Sandpipers. The Gulls were picking at the sweet meats which had washed ashore. The Eiders were pulling mussels off of the rocks and the Brant were eating eel grass.

The M/V Eagle did not miss a trip all day today. I would not want to be on her on a day like today. The M/V Grey Lady made most of her trips with the exception of the late afternoon and evening runs. I don't think the wind ever topped 50 mph as was forecasted.

No new fishing boats came in last night or today. The guys were busy doing gear work today to the boats that are here now. Most likely they will be able to leave late Sunday night or early Monday morning when the winds lay down.

Other than that, not much going on around the waterfront today.

Here are a couple of pictures I took from Madaket late this afternoon. It looked like a mini sand storm with all the sand blowing around out there-

The ocean was in a fury at sunset-

Today's High & Low Temps
High 35.6
low 24.3

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