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Friday, December 28, 2007

Landing Craft

There's an interesting boat working out of Hither Creek, Madaket. She's an aluminum landing craft powered by a 225 hp Yamaha outboard motor. She's being used to ferry building supplies and workers out to Esther's Island where there is work being done on a house out there. Here are a few pictures I took of her today-

Nobody likes to break down out there scalloping but it does happen. There is always a fellow scalloper close by ready and willing to tow you in-

Nice day today. It felt more like Spring as the temperature almost made it to fifty degrees! Here's the Shearwater heading out on a seal cruise today-

And Bernie steaming home from the scallop grounds-

The Ruthie B. held fast to the dock. She hasn't made a trip in a long long time-

If you are into bird watching, a good place to check out this time of the year is the Boat Basin. There is always a good variety of sea ducks to look at. When I was there late this afternoon, there was an Eider-

and a Merganser among several other species of birds-

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Still Harbor

Calm today out on the water. Not even a ripple. I took the above video clip while scalloping this morning and a few pictures-

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Nice morning out scalloping this morning. Only a few guys went scalloping today. I had the whole harbor to myself, just the way I like it.

Christmas sunrise-

My ride-along looking for a free meal-

The Miss China under a waning moon-