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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Autumn At The Waterfront

We finally have our island back. It was a particularly tough summer for the locals. The rudeness displayed by most of the visitors around the island was out of control. It was the worst I have ever seen in the 46 years I have lived on Nantucket. I have spoken to several other people and they all agreed with me.

In any event, most everyone is gone and the island is breathing a huge sigh of relief. I ventured down to the docks recently and was surprised how quiet it was there.

Mike Allen's new boat. He built this himself.
Another of Mike Allen's boats with ducks on her swim platform.
T/T Nantucket Lightship motoring out of the Boat Basin.
A Golden on the deck of a Sportfisher. Boat Basin.
This friendly cat has been a fixture around the docks for several years.
A mega-yacht docked at a mostly empty Boat Basin.
Mega-yacht. Boat Basin.
Belle on her daily cruise around the harbor.
A mostly empty Boat Basin.
Belle motoring back to her slip in the Boat Basin.

I named him "Big Seven". I have been following him and photographing him with my trail cams all summer. Look at his neck. And it's not even the rut yet! I'm hoping to get a shot of him coming out of velvet but he is very elusive. Smart old buck for sure.


beachside cottage Linda said...

What a beautiful, lovely post!

I follow you and feature you on my blog - I always love to catch up with your blog!

Best Wishes,

beachside cottage

Martie said...

Thank you, Linda. I'm glad you are enjoying my blog.

Sharon said...

Nice set, Martie. I love the boat set. I'm glad it's autumn too although I think Irene did a number on our foliage it looks kind of brown.

Looks like we'll have some good waves in the morning - just trying to decide where to go.


Martie said...

Thanks, Sharon. Yes, we should get some good waves along the south shore from Katia. You should get some great wave pictures.

david goodman said...

Great pictures and observations, as always.

Martie said...

Thank you, David. I'm not happy to see the summer go but am overjoyed to see the extremely rude tourists go.

david goodman said...