Posts Tagged With: martha’s vineyard

LIFE’S A BEACH

When the weather gets rough, the tough think of summer. Not the weather wimp! He is miserable. Mostly because the woodstove chimney decided it needed a Chimney Sweep. One of those things I didn’t take care of during the summer. Maybe, because I was having a great time on the East Coast where I photographed these beaches.

This rocky, hidden beach is at Gay Head.  Many hidden spots like this one require a climb.

On Martha’s Vineyard, the beaches are friendlier, but not used very much in June.

The Western end of Martha’s vineyard has beaches, but people here seem more interested in clamming, sailing and fishing. But, its a beach.

Some people like to lie on the beach, relax and tan. Me?  I like to rock climb and then cool my toes, or clothes. The remoteness appeals to me as well.

Sun and sand has its fans.

Jim’s family spend a week or two at Rockyneck every year in Connecticut.

New Hampshire attracts sun lovers.

But, a beach is where you find it, no matter how rocky or small. These girls were taking advantage of every inch in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Life’s a beach! Especially when snow is on the horizon.

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RV Trip Favorite Photos #220-225

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism.

Today’s photos were taken on Chappaquiddick Island which is an island off of the eastern coast of the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the southern coast of Massachusetts on June 14, 2010. The Chappaquiddick Bridge which Senator Ted Kennedy drove off of many years ago has been rebuilt since that time.

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In other news…
72 degrees and partly cloudy. Scanned an additional 83 of Mary’s old family photos to digital format. Mary returned from her visit with her youngest daughter’s family (grand-kids) for Halloween about 100 miles away.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

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RV Trip Favorite Photos #210-219

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism.

Today’s photos were taken on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the southern coast of Massachusetts on June 12, 2010……

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In other news…
66 degrees and partly cloudy. Scanned an additional 138 of Mary’s old black and white family photos to digital format. Mary went to spend the night with her youngest daughter’s family (grand-kids) for Halloween about 100 miles away.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

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RV Trip Favorite Photos #204-209

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism.

Today’s photos were taken at Edgartown on the eastern end of the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the southern coast of Massachusetts on June 11, 2010……

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In other news…
62 degrees and showers.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

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RV Trip Favorite Photos #188-203

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism.

Today’s photos were taken at the western end of the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the southern coast of Massachusetts on June 10, 2010……

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In other news…
67 degrees and partly cloudy. Scanned an additional 150 of Mary’s old black and white family photos to digital format. In the below photo she is locating the photo that I scanned so she can put the names of the people in the photo in the caption area. She said she’s wanted to do this project for a long while…so here she is doing it! 🙂

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
Just enter Jim Jaillet in the search box.

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LAUGHTER IS HEALTHY, DONCHA KNOW

 

As some of you may know, I get a little goofy about signs I see along the way. Being on the road so much tends to make you notice things others just speed by, and we actually obey the speed limit. So, it came as a surprise to me to learn about Doug Lanksky’s website,  http://www.signspotting.com.
He categorizes them into subjects such as: Accidentally R rated, Lost in Translation, Warnings and so on. Well meant, but funny as in BABY ON ROAD?  The sign was photographed in China. Probably Lost In Translation for Baby On Board. Or a church sign by Pastor John Needham. BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY.  Or how about these intellectual cows from Laytonville, CA.  COWS! PLEASE KEEP GATE CLOSED. Well, it does validate my own obsession. Doug accepts sign photos from people around the world. I may send him some. 

I took this photo on Marthas Vineyard. It was on a T-shirt. The guy wearing it told me he works for the company. I didn’t ask him where the company was located.

This shirt was in the bait and tackle shop window.

Humorous quips are always fun, but since we aren’t television watchers, we don’t hear many. Readers Digest printed some funnies. I’ll pass on this Jay Leno quip that I liked: “The United States has developed a weapon that destroys people but leaves buildings standing. It’s called the stock market.” Too Apt.

And this just before Mother’s Day from Barack Obama about his rather rough talking Chief of Staff: “This is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel. He’s not used to saying the word day after mother.”

And how about these fly-ins gleaned from the travel site skyscanner.net by Sam Baldwin:
Batman Airport (Turkey)
Useless Loop (Australia)
Moron Airport (Spain)
Eek Airport (Alaska)
Tsili Tsili Airport (Papua New Guinea)

They are all pretty understandable, but Batman Airport???  Hmmm!
I discovered a few other funny websites while looking around.   http://www.fark.com/
On this site, Drew Curtis picks out amusing, dumbass, stupid, etc. items from newspapers.

Another is Michael Bender’s http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com

One of my favorites found in an antique shop in Revere, MA.
And this one:

I’ve forgotten the name of this very small town we passed through somewhere in New England. But, it you need coffee, and there is no other place in site, you are gonna stop

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