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Thursday, December 8, 2011


During the recent blow, several draggers and one sea scalloper came in and tied up at the end of Straight Wharf. The sea scalloper was the Inspiration. I have never seen her here before. She's a big steel highline boat. These guys don't mess around. Everything is shipshape and in it's place. Looks like she tows two 16' wide dredges. I also noted that she has a bulbous bow. Look at where her winches are. Up high above the deck. And the captain has his own house in which he can control the winches while setting out and hauling back the dredges. All her windows are tinted.

I caught this buck napping recently on one of my trail cams.

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Morning Commute

I grabbed a short video using my iPhone of part of my morning commute to the scallop grounds today. Most days I am the first to leave the dock and head out. A lot of Nantucket is still asleep when I'm headed out and never get to see the sunrise that I see every day.

Here's a shot I took of the sunrise on Tuesday, December 6. Sorry about the poor quality. It was taken with my iPhone. Hopefully you'll "get the picture."

I set up one of my trail cameras in a new (to me) area of the island and was rewarded with a nice 10-point buck. This is the biggest buck I have recorded on any of my trail cams. I'm hoping he survives shotgun season as I want to look for his sheds later in the winter.