Maine Coast Watch – observations of life on the coast of Maine


December 15, 7:35AM, Thursday

December 15, 7:35AM, Thursday On the porch air the is still.  Weather report said air temp to drop significantly today.  Can’t feel it yet.  Big bank of clouds far out to sea, top edge roiled, sun still behind illuminating the edge.  As the sun rises higher behind the cloud it all looks unremarkable.  The land,…

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December 10, 7:16AM, Friday

December 10, 7:16AM, Friday Arctic blast.   Strong winds through the night. I’m out on the side porch this morning.  The ocean is white with sea smoke.  Sea smoke circling, drifting, streaming.  Sea Smoke, 50, 100, 200 feet high circling up near the horizon building into a huge bank of dark gray clouds  far out to…

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December 4, 10:24AM, Sunday

December 4, 10:24AM, Sunday Red T-shirt, red plaid wool shirt, heavy wool blue sweater, blue jeans and rugged-grip brown shoes.  Temperature mid 30s.  Full sun, blue sky, clouds at the horizon to the east.  Sun is low in the sky.  Shadows are long.  There is a slight breeze out of the west coming in from…

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November 27, 9:28PM, Sunday

November 27, 9:28PM, Sunday I’m on my rock at Crystal Cove.  Temperature high 30s.  The sky is gray, heavy dark gray.  Darkest near the horizon a light shade of gray high to the right.  The sea is a tealy gray 100 feet off shore out to the horizon three foot seas.  The tide is high. …

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November 24, 10:48AM, Thursday

November 24, 10:48AM, Thursday On the cliffs, Crystal Cove, gray skies.  A solitary gull near shore winging its way up shore.  Small white lobster boat coming in from out to sea traps on back piled high.  It stops 200 feet off shore, sits in the water for two minutes then starts up and continues on. …

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November 13, 9:56AM, Sunday

November 13, 9:56AM, Sunday Have blue sky, half scattered clouds, weak sun showing through.  Crystal Cove,  a gentle sea, sea swells only inches high come in as a push, a rise, a low, retreat.  Only the rocks to the left jutting out to sea catch part of the waves making frothy foam and sound, all…

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November 6, 11:29AM, Sunday

November 6, 11:29AM, Sunday The warmth of summer has been squeezed from the air.  60s, 70s, 80s are gone.  It’s somewhere in the 40s.  Wind out of the north, waves racing down shore.  Walking down here this morning the marsh is all brown, no color left except the red berries sprinkled though out the marsh. …

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October 30, 10:16AM, Sunday

October 30, 10:16AM, Sunday Streaked gray clouds.  Hazy sun. Two foot seas.  Near high tide at Crystal Cove.  Temperature in the 50s, very comfortable.  There is a lobster trap on the rocks about 30 feet away.  White buoy, green horizontal stripe, top near the handle painted red like a bulls eye.  White rope, one double…

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October 29, 9:21, Saturday

October 29, 9:21, Saturday          Overcast, light rain.  The marsh is brown.  A few spots of green, some rust color and a few patches of red.  On the hill leading up to the house a patch of Sumac is still fiery red and orange,  Bittersweet is covering the honeysuckle, the sea is gray, flat,  rippled.  I…

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