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Friday, December 26, 2008

Skywatch - Singing Beach


Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA December 23, 2008

The big beach in my home town is called Singing Beach. It's named because the sand squeaks when you walk on it. Tuesday was such a beautiful day that Leon and I decided on a stroll on the beach. With all the storms we have had this week, the beach at low tide is one of the few places where you can walk without trudging through the snow. I got some nice pictures for Skywatch.


Seaside icicles on Eaglehead Rock


Looking east towards Gloucester
Kettle Island is visible to the right


Looking east down the length of Singing Beach
This close to the solstice, it's almost sunset at 3 PM.

See all of Skywatch here.

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18 Comments:

At 10:06, Blogger Steffi said...

Very great pictures!I like it!Happy SWF!

 
At 11:01, Blogger chrome3d said...

That looks like a greta beach and the icicles are really spectacular.

 
At 11:30, Blogger Eleanor said...

Seaside icicles are something I have never seen nor imagined! Here the beaches may be cold, wet and rainy but icicles, no! But in any weather beaches are just the perfect place for a long walk on a holiday.

 
At 14:14, Anonymous Robin said...

Great pictures! I especially liked the seaside icicles. I don't think I've ever seen icicles at the seaside (or that much snow).

 
At 14:58, Blogger Celeste said...

Humpf! Looks like you are having better weather there than we are! See you next week.

 
At 17:06, Anonymous crazy working mom said...

Oh wow, how I'd love to walk on this singing beach! Very cool. The ice crystals are very neat. Great shot. I'm looking at the sky here.

 
At 17:12, Blogger T.R. said...

Beautiful Doug! Looks like a great Christmas destination. I would love to be there right now!

 
At 21:13, Blogger SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the shot of the icicles Doug, really beautiful.

 
At 22:45, Blogger Robert V. Sobczak said...

Those icicles can be dangerous, but are also scenic, and an interesting display of the water cycle. I've been to a similar beach, I think it has to do with uniformity of grain size and composition of sand.

 
At 07:14, Blogger Wayne K said...

Beautiful Pictures Doug. The singing sand is such a neat phenomenon. I experienced a similar thing along Lake Michigan.

Merry Christmas!

 
At 09:31, Blogger robin andrea said...

Beautiful sky and beach there. Love those amazing icicles. Winter can really transform an environment in the most stunning and dramatic ways.

 
At 09:40, Blogger Ur-spo said...

what a lovely name for a beach.

 
At 14:56, Anonymous Mark H said...

Gorgeous....SNOW all round, and there's ICE on the BEACH! THAT's a memorable Christmas walk.

 
At 14:59, Blogger Arija said...

Now that is the first time I have seen an iced landscape with sugar frosting even running over the cliffs! It really does not look like snowat all, more what one would expect on a wedding cake!
Well done, some great shots.

 
At 06:36, Blogger cedrorum said...

Thanks for the pictures. At least I can dream about snow. It will be in the high 70's here today. I hope you and Leon's weekend has been good.

 
At 18:42, Blogger Kaio said...

Happy New Year!
Cheers from London
Kaio

 
At 21:54, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Doug, I want to walk on a singing beach! That idea has captured my imagination! Did it sing Christmas carols to you?

 
At 19:02, Blogger Steve B said...

So glad you could come back to Cape Ann for the holidays. I caught your comment on my blog, coming in via South Africa, (I love Joan's blog).

 

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