Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, RI


Morning in Dutch Harbor with osprey nest in distance
     One of our favorite destinations during the summer months is the anchorage in Dutch Harbor, Jamestown, RI. There's a tranquil quality about the harbor in the morning before the southwesterly sea breeze awakens. This particular time of day is capable of entrancing even the most ardent city dweller with its' mesmerizing sights and sounds of solitude.
The Dutch Harbor Lighthouse on Dutch Island
      Melodies of finches and sparrows fill the air as they dart in and out of onshore sea spray rosebushes. An osprey family has built a nest on top of a platform with a new fledgling in its care. They're constantly fishing to appease their young boisterous charge. Usually,wisps of fog hover here and there softening the glare of early morning light. Joe always has coffee ready and is usually taking it all in long before I've crawled out of bed. He likes to photograph all of this...to show me what I've missed.