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

January 14, 2018

Chasing a Barge

The weather actually warmed up a bit so we went out on a day trip to Orleans.  On the way home, we saw there was so much more ice than just a couple days before, so Russell took me to the parking lot at the Herring Run, one of the rest areas on the hill above the water, and over to the park here in town so I could get my shots.  This pic is crossing the Sagamore Bridge looking at the Sandwich end.

These were taken at the Herring Run.  The ice was flowing right to left, from Buzzards Bay into Cape Cod Bay.


Sagamore Bridge from Herring Run.


Saw this barge coming when we were at the rest area, so I waited in the chilly wind for it to get a bit closer.

Looked really neat cutting a swath through the ice.  Russell figured it'd be no problem to make it to the park before the barge did, so we went straight to town to wait. 

 The water was super slushy and sounded carbonated and fizzy as it slowly flowed by.

I would imagine that this is some of the ice breaking up, that was at Monument Beach and Scraggy Neck.

The barge is just going under the Bourne Bridge.  It was nice out but I was glad I had my winter coat cause the wind was brisk.







 




22 comments:

  1. I can just imagine the sound! It sure does look cold up there.

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    1. The cold was horrible last week. And yes the sound was super cool! Like listening to a bunch of carbonated drinks.

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  2. Not sure if we have any working barges over here any more. After all that work building canals! Plenty of people live and holiday on them still though, the canals that still exist.

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    1. This one saves a lot of time going all the way around the Cape. There were tons of shipwrecks on the Atlantic side in the 1700s and 1800s. Not too many in modern times though.

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  3. Looks chilly with all that ice, so bright in the sun. Nice photo study JoJo.

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    1. Thank you! It was about 36F that day and it felt like spring.

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  4. Snap, I'm writing about barges tomorrow - different kind of barge though. As usual love your pictures. Just shows you how cold it has been when salt water freezes.

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    1. Thanks Jo! It was quite a thing to see, frozen ocean water. It happened in 2015 too but I never ventured out to see it in person.

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  5. cold and clear makes for good pics. You are hardy souls. I'll give you that. My blood has thinned here in TX. I'm whining a bit with our wind chill gusts.

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    1. I don't like the cold one bit. My perfect climate is the Pacific NW. But Russell's been going nuts being home day after day so it's been nice to get out and take a ride.

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  6. Pictures are beautiful.. but I don't think living is such low temperature is any fun..

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    1. I don't like the extreme cold either. The wind is the worst.

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  7. I can almost feel the crisp, fresh air, and I'm glad I'm wrapped in warmth.
    Very nice photos, JoJo.
    Stay well and warm.

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    1. Temp is going nuts here. Extreme cold and then it's 50 degrees warmer the next day. Unreal.

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  8. Orleans (sigh)...The barge is incredible. We have been to the Cape in November, but that is the closest to winter we have gotten

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    1. I'll post the Orleans pics tomorrow then! You'll enjoy them, I'm sure of it!

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  9. More super pics!!! Ice is a real problem on the Hudson this winter. Our fuel oil travels down the Hudson and they are saying keeping the ice clear for the barges is presenting a real problem. We are going to warm up again next week with lots of rain again. Really weird winter.... Hugs, lJ

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    1. Thank you!!! Very weird winter! I'd be happy if it would just be rainy but we still have over 2 months left. That's too much to hope for. haha

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  10. Amazing pictures. By seeing them i am feeling the chillness...

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  11. Lovely pictures!! I can imagine how chilling there must be.
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    1. It's been really mild the past week or so, thankfully. Although I know we are being lead into a false sense of security that 'winter is over'. lol

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