Our nor’easter made the national news, and so did Kelly’s video of it

Over the last couple of days, we had our first nor’easter since we moved to Winthrop.  The storm caused wind speeds here near the coast to pick up quite a bit, and as  result there was a pretty heavy surf along the beaches here too.

That is all seawater that came over the wall.
That is all seawater that came over the wall.

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I love the ocean, but this is why I don’t swim in it much

Don’t get me wrong, I can swim and I like swimming, but I don’t like taking my chances with those bitey fishies, and statistics be damned.  I am sure that most people who get attacked probably think “it will never happen to me” but I don’t want to come out of the water looking like this seal.

When I was a kid, I used to spend more time out on the Cape, usually in the Eastham/Wellfleet area since my aunt and uncle had a place there.  And Marconi Beach is a great beach, if you have never seen it.  The sand is very fine and very firm and the surf is good, sometimes quite impressive.

So having spent a lot of time out there, I was a bit surprised to see that Marconi Beach was closed today after a shark was sighted a mere 30 yards from shore.  The shark was spotted by an NPS lifeguard and confirmed by a park ranger.  Since seals are sometimes seen around there, I am guessing it was probably a great white but they were unable to confirm the type.

-Geoff

Dragon skull washes up on beach in UK

Wow - how much Dragon Kibble & Bits did this thing eat when it was alive?
Wow – how much Dragon Kibble & Bits did this thing eat when it was alive?

So dragons ARE real….

Well, ok, not really, but it is a pretty cool promotion/publicity stunt for Game of Thrones.  I wish one of these would “wash up” on Plum Island or something.  I would drive up there just to get my picture with it.

-Geoff

P.S. Yes, this story is a couple of weeks old, but I didn’t get a chance to post anything about it until now.  So nyah.