Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tonight's Moon

A brief clip of tonight's moon rise. You get the flag and the red light that marks the north jetty too.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

News Flash!!

The keys to the cameras have been found and I believe all of them are up and running. I mulled it over for a couple of days and figured out the step I was missing. I worked through the process and voila, we have cameras live once again.

The user name if prompted is "viewer". The password is "history". Thanks again to the Stahr family for their ongoing support and to the support of the Scituate Historical Society.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Camera Headaches

I wanted to share that I am aware of the broken links to several of the web cams and have put in some time trying to bring them back up. I replaced my modem and the result has been that the Walkway, Sunset, Seawall, and Inside the Tower cameras are the only ones working. I will keep on plugging away at it until I figure out which setting has gone sideways.
I can access them on my local network as you can see from this shot taken this morning but I can not find the switch that lets me pass them all along down the line. Thanks for sticking by while I figure it out.

We are two weeks from vacation and from installing the boardwalk. With the beach in as good a shape as it has ever been here, it should be a breeze.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Best Winter Ever

When I think back to a year ago and the mess that 9 high tides had made, and when I look around today at how clean and ready for Spring we are, I am thrilled to know that I have a lot of available hours that I might have had to use cleaning up.

This spring will see some sweeping and some splitting and replanting of perennials, but that is small potatoes compared with what we were up against last year. I was wearing out wheel barrows and rakes to try to get the beach back to a width where it might bear the boardwalk. This year there is one small hole to fill; otherwise all is well and strong back willing the boardwalk will go in for Patriots Day instead of Memorial Day.

I may mess around with one of the cameras as well to get a shot from the front of the Tower looking both out and down. It is the only blindspot we have here and I think I have figured out a way to fix it.

Sum it up as the best winter ever. All good here on what would have been my dear grandfather's 128th birthday. Thank goodness for Patrick Delaney. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Knocking on 10

It has been nearly 10 full years since the blog first began. What began as an impulse while driving has become something far more solid; something you can point to, use, and go back to for reference. The cameras have become a focus for many and they were only a tiny flicker in my imagination when this started. Thanks go out again and again to the Stahr family for their support of that flicker. I spend quite a bit of time now thinking of ways to improve what we have here and to better share the house and the experience of being here.

Here are two from yesterday when the first high tide/nor'easter hit. Something of a dud to tell the truth as the wind never got too big. There was a fair amount of overwash but not a bit of stone with it. Easy way to start off the new storm season.

Work has been completed on the big jetty just in time for this storm. The machines began to be pulled out on Thursday.  I was told they were slightly hamstrung by budget but the most ruined section of the North Jetty is fixed. They made the far end far more solid than it had been and cleaned up the rolling rubble to make a more polished face along the distant third of the ocean side. 

The crew were very good neighbors throughout. I am looking forward to reclaiming the biggest part of the parking lot and restoring the traffic pattern. The fencing has not interrupted the crowds who visit here at all and I have wondered about their safety as the project has stretched into January and past its initial December date.

I will offer on Christmas picture to the mix here. The wreath has become an easy to do project and this year it was especially so. This is a neat shot using the Walkway camera. Hope you visit here throughout 2019 until the time comes to put one up again.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Kick Off

The Christmas wreath (one of the requirements of the job) went up without a hitch on Friday afternoon. The wind dropped down and, with new lines and new clips, the R&C farm big wreath was pulled up and secured in less than 30 minutes.  Lots of photography today as the weather became so mild that folks could get out and visit.

Some adjustments were made to the web cams as well. I am convinced I can make one more tweak that would give us the best possible look at storms but that may have to wait until the spring.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rocky Top

There are storms here that bring in stone. I shovel that stone some of the way back to where it came from or I use it for another purpose. I don't think I will be shoveling these.

This pile of rocks came ashore from a barge this morning and will eventually make its way to the end of the north jetty. The patch looks bigger than the small jetty (in its very broken state) looks. Kids have been playing on the pile all day. All weekend it was the rubber ramp that brought the backhoe out to the barge that served as jungle gym. It was like a giant diving board extending out into the small bay. I would have thought that the kids would come off covered in dirt and fuel but I didn't hear any yelling.  We will see what the next step is tomorrow. Will they add to the pile or begin to work getting these transported to the end of the jetty?  Check back later to solve the mystery.

Tonight's Moon

A brief clip of tonight's moon rise. You get the flag and the red light that marks the north jetty too.