Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 11, 2015

In Search of the Elusive Ookpik

Last year there was an irruption of snowy owls in this area.  Some of them have stuck around, or at least returned, but not near as many as a year ago January.  I decided to try and find one on Plymouth Long Beach which is where they've been spotted.  Got up there by about 9 and started my walk.






I was fairly bundled up but I'd neglected to grab a hat and scarf, which I regretted immediately. It was very windy and cold.



If I'd had a 4 wheel drive, I could have driven out to the farthest point, 3 miles away, but I didn't so I was on foot.  The stuff I read online said to stay on the road, rather than the beach.  

That's looking far across the harbour at the very end of Duxbury Beach.


Plymouth

Osprey nest



I walked at least a half mile or maybe even a mile, with no luck.  A guy drove down from the end of the beach and said there weren't any down there at all today.  So I turned around and headed back, eventually climbing over the breakwater to the beach to look for glass.

Unusual olive'ish coloured piece.

I wanted to snag this brick but I forgot my baggie and my pockets were full of a zoom lens, phone & car keys.







Tide was coming in.



I saw this in the parking lot but I have since found out that it's a clothing brand, not a socio-political-economic statement.


14 comments:

  1. Wellllll, my first comment disappeared so I'll share again.. Your photos are always so beautiful I think you should submit them to the companies who handle tourism, seriously, you should! - Good morning, again, and hopefully I'm still your first comment! :D

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    1. Thanks Mimi! I wish I had the confidence to try that but there are so many photographers around here that it's impossible to try and get my foot in the door.

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  2. WOW, if I had such a beautiful place to go for a walk...I would walk more! I envy you!

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    1. Yes we are very lucky to be surrounded by beaches! And the thrill of the glass hunt (and shells & rocks) means you are out there for a long time too.

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  3. It really is a lovely area. Maybe you could publish your pix as a book. You certainly have some gorgeous ones of the area.

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    1. I wonder how much it'd cost to self publish?

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  4. You were at my beach growing up! Looks like a fun but cold walk!

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    1. It was fffffffreeeeeezing that day. But then again it IS January in Massachusetts!

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  5. I am a FOOL for nautical/beach pics! love it, JOJO!!!

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    1. Thanks. And yes...very pretty area!

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  7. Lovely photos although that bridge looks scary.

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    1. Thanks Anne! They look flimsy but they are pretty well built.

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