Spectacular West Island scenery captured by our HD cameras.
WAITING HIS TERN - A common sea tern perched at the rails of the causeway bridge waited to dive at its prey in the current below. One of the first signals that summer is well underway at West Island. *ML's Note: Males are usually the ones that catch the prey for the family. MLBaron video for westislandweather.com
NATURE'S REPENTANCE Southeastern New England will be embraced by a mini-heat wave over the next few days after enduring a pesky nor'easter, courtesy of JOSE. The temperatures are forecast to be hot with people headed to the shore for a nice seabreeze. "Near record levels of warmth for late September are in store" National Weather Service 715AM Update September 24, 2017. DHD Video at the Town Beach at West Island for westislandweather.com
Trails and beaches exposed before the spring foliage arrives on West Island. Video by The West Island Weather Station - KA1WBH. West Island is located off southern Massachusetts in Buzzards Bay about 8 miles northwest of Martha's Vineyard and 13 miles west of the Cape Cod Canal. Almost half of the 750 acre island is a pristine state reservation. The 338 acre reservation is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation and Recreation. An educational poster at the park entrance describes the reservation as a habitat for common and rare resident and migratory bird species. The land includes salt marshes, brackish ponds, mud flats, rocky headlands, wetlands, hardwood forests and sandy beaches. The land was acquired in 1988, from Realty Transfer of New Jersey for $1.6 million. Visit the reservation on line and live weather web cams on site at http://www.westislandweather.com/westislandreservation.htm
On May 20, 2016 at 6AM - A Spanish Galleon entered the harbor. This was one of the most unusual ships to visit the harbor. At a time when ships were Galleons, they meant business when in battle. The Spanish Galleon replica "GALEON ANDALUCIA" spotted off Angelica Island at 602AM, entered New Bedford Harbor and tied up at the State Pier, Friday - May 20, 2016. For more info on Angelica Rock: http://www.westislandweather.com/angelicarock.htm MLBaron SkyWarn HD Video. Enter full screen and turn on the sound. More info on the ship and tours, at this link: https://www.fundacionnaovictoria.org/
SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2034: The 3rd and final Supermoon for 2016 - set this morning, December 14, 2016 at 716AM. This moonset video was shot at Bella Vista Island. The temperature was 36.3 degrees and the wind was out of the northwest at 8MPH. The full-moon tide was at 741AM,, along with closure of the barrier. The ocean temperature was 43.5F. An incredible amount of weather extremes are on the way over the next 72 hours. The islands current conditions, forecast updates and web cams at http://www.westislandweather.com/
A PEACEFUL FLAT CALM This spectacular video looking to from Hoppy's Landing to Wilbur Point 1 mile away. It's ironic that the sun at its lowest in the sky can bring such brilliant light to create imagery like this., with a little help of no breeze. The music although haunting - was actually very beautiful and perfect for this clip with the music slowing pulsating in waves. Surreal sound for a surreal video. "Voices carry very far on still water like this. I once had a "conversation" with someone on Reservation Rd from Fort Phoenix. I've heard the Dartmouth band playing from Wilburs Point." Eric Mikal Birkeland The earth is also nearest to the sun this time of year and is fast approaching (perihelion) its peak in about 30 days. *ML's Note - Many might question how the earth can be the closest to the sun this time of year while the winter brings us the shortest days and coldest temps. The problem is the low angle of the sun and its speed across the sky. In a nut shell - the sun isn't high or out long enough in the northern hemisphere. December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:44 am in Boston. This day is 6 hours, 13 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date. Earliest sunset is on December 8. However, our friends in the southern hemisphere are beginning to enjoy the Summer of 2016-2017. MLBaron DHD Video - West Island Weather Station Dec 7 2016 at 1230PM. http://www.westislandweather.com
SCUNGILLI TIME! - Captain Sakwa started up his unnamed Nova Scotia style lobster boat and headed out of Hoppy's Landing this Saturday - October 8, 2016 at 648AM. This time of year he traps for "Channel Welk" or "Conch". *Enter HD - Full Screen and turn on sound. Although not as lucrative as lobsters, there's still a market for the local "Smooth Conch" or "Channel Whelk" meat. He usually unloads his catch at Hoppy's Landing. According to Heather Haggerty of BIG G SEAFOODS of New Bedford, the channel whelk is processed at the facility. They are shucked, steamed and then frozen for shipment in the US. She said they shouldn't be confused with the Queen Conch from down south. There are 2 states that have a high demand for "Scungilli", Rhode Island and New York, who's large Italian population has a special holiday Christmas Eve dinner called, "The Feast of The Seven Fishes" or "Festa Dei Sette Pesci" were one of the 7 served fish species is the Whelk. MLBaron Video. For more info, visit BIG G Seafoods FaceBook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Big-G-Seafood-Inc-153166721365239/timeline/?pnref=story
The largest civilian sailing school vessel in The United States., was anchored off West Island The OLIVER HAZARD PERRY was spotted at North Point on the northeast corner of West Island - Wednesday - August 17, 2016 at 3PM. The OLIVER HAZARD PERRY is 200 feet long with 14,000 square feet of sails and 7 miles of rope and rigging. The ship is based in Rhode Island. *ML's Note: Enter HD and turn on the sound for best quality. If you are goi...ng to venture out back to take a look, bring some bug spray! For more info on this fantastic sailing ship replica visit this link: http://www.ohpri.org/ship
West Island and Buzzards Bay, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 627AM. With high tide 3.5 hours away from the time of this taping, the shoreline would soon change as the tide came in. The bay this morning is what I call ultra-flat calm. The visibility was unlimited as far as the eye could see - out to 13 miles. A rare event this time of year when hazy skies are the norm. As the camera pans, look closely at the horizon to the south of West Island see the Elizabeth Islands, Cuttyhunk and Falmouth. West Island Weather Station DHD Video at 330 feet. Enter HD - Full Screen and turn on the sound for best quality. For the only live streaming web cams in Buzzards Bay visit westislandweather.com
West Island SkyScan of the bay on Wednesday - July 27, 2016 at 940AM. Fantastic sea conditions in Buzzards Bay for boaters and beach goers. Visibilty was super-clear at 13+ miles with no haze. The temperature was 79.5 with the ocean nearing 75 degrees. The humidity was comfortable at 65%. The wind was out of the southeast at 6MPH. High tide 248PM. West Island Weather Station SkyScan DHD Video - Altitude 311 feet. Enter HD and turn on the sound, full screen for best quality.
A collection of West Island, Fairhaven, MA pictures and video of some spectacular sunrises and sunsets captured by MLBaron during 2014. Some cool facts and trivia in the "pop-up video" style of the '80's makes for an entertaining 5 minute clip you'll want to play over again. West Island in Buzzards Bay has one of the highest rated beaches in all of New England. Some photos captured by the island's powerful AXIS Cam system at The West Island Weather Station.