Just an hour before a very low astronomical tide, a small cigarette boat passed under the causeway bridge. Some people on the bridge warned the skipper that the water ahead was too shallow, ignoring their warnings he gunned the engines and sped off and quickly ran into a sand bar. The impact created a big splash of water and sand. Some local boaters tried to pull the craft of the sand bar with no luck. TowBoat US Boat 4 arrived on scene and liberated the vessel shortly after 330PM.
This golf cart rode across the West Island causeway back and forth from the marina to a waterfront house on the island. This rig was cruising at 30 MPH full of "adult" passengers feeling like kids again, breaking some rules in an unregistered rig., having a good time. Apparently the long walk over the causeway was just too much for this bunch. The "snow-birds" have arrived indeed
This was the second small shark caught within an hour off the West Island Causeway by these fishermen from New Bedford. This small shark was about 16 inches in length. The sharks were tossed back into the water
Johnny Barnes & The Night Crawlers at Down The Hatch entertain seaside on Long Island at Earl's Marina. Their next gig at DTH is Aug 20 and more performances can be seen at this link: http://www.johnnybarnes.com/Johnny-in.... To find out more about Johnny Barnes and The Night Crawlers visit their home page here: http://www.johnnybarnes.com/index.html
Long time island residents, Jeff and Elaine Vercellone hosted their bi-annual clambake. on Saturday, July 23, 2011. This all out traditional event is a lot of work, preparation and fun. The bake started off with the gathering of fresh seaweed in the morning by guests an friends. The pit is ready for the firewood and heated stones, then the seaweed, followed by canvas bags of clams, onions, sweet potato, corn, sausage, hot dogs, fish and more. The pit gets so hot it radiates heat for a 25 foot radius. The lobster is boiled separately. Then there's the desserts you don't dare think about calories. Ice Cream with dripping hot fudge is served after the main desserts! The night is still young here at The West Island Weather Station South Point
James Gagne guitar soloist played and sang a few tunes at a recent fund raiser event that was hosted by Earl's Marina on Long Island, Fairhaven, MA. The proceeds benefited The Kennedy-Donovan Center in New Bedford
This West Island sunset captured on the first day of Daylight Saving Time. This year marks the earliest possible starting period for this event with the first Sunday of November being the designated start date which began in 2007. The temperature was 55 degrees with 85% humidity and lots of mosquitoes. The camera used was a Sony Hybrid DCR-SR 220, which is the primary workhorse for the West Island Weather Station.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this sunset taken August 18, 2009 at 730PM. I kept the natural sound track. The sunset was at 7:40PM today. The equivalency of a sunset time the 3rd week in April. Tonight's forecast: Mostly clear in the evening...Then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...Then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Sunset from the West Island Causeway looking northwest. August 11, 2009 19:45hrs TONIGHT'S FORECAST Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog this evening...Then areas of fog after midnight. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
The aftermath of a spectacular rainbow at West Island. The unstable atmosphere and just the right amount of clouds results in sunsets like this. I kept the natural sound so you can hear the northwesterly breeze blowing steady at about 12 knots. The sun set at 7:44PM this evening, May 5th, 2011. Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening...Then clearing. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph this evening. Friday Sunny Hi: 69° Not as cool with highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.