Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Moon Jette

Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2009

Rain Toad gulped 3 inches of water in the drizzle this week.
The other night it was very difficult to get the deck door open, it was so swollen with the moisture.
The New Moon last Saturday with a storm off shore rotating counter-clockwise brought the spring tide up over the jette rocks at my Fav Beach. I've never witnessed the water so high here.
The peak vaca time of the year is at my door step. This week-end I expect the regular summer visitors downstairs again for July, n the R's next door too. It's a sad day indeed if folks have a cottage here n never make it to vacation for Independence Day.
Last summer was alot less congested as seasons before, except for the month of July. When they cut it down, economically challenged tourists n summer residents tend to pick this time for the one trip.
Last July, my summer neighbor n I conjured an "Outer-Limits" segment where all the merchants n restaurants get ready n wait, but no tourists ever show up! It becomes a ghost town enlikened to the middle of frigid January... in balmy July- How weird would that feel?
Of course the only problem I have with that scenario is the economic hit it would be for everyone locally. I'd love to have this village to myself all July if I didn't have to work... Last year seemed the tourists would never show for awhile, until July. Here we are on the last week of June already-
Reality dictates it'll be about three months before I'm alone on a beach again. All trips will take longer, n there'll always be lines at the market. Work orders will double, n I'll get so exhausted keeping up working OT that I may collapse.
Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2009
I'll have more plans keeping me busy. The outdoor noise n constant village festivals n concerts of every sort will rob me of more sleep. I have much to do in the warmer weather, if it ever dries out enough. ESR may slow down a bit when so much else has priority.
This is busy season. Time to make the whole year or break-water it...


At 8:29 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

I know just what you mean about wanting your village back to yourself. I always feel like that in Mahone Bay in summer. It is THE tourist place.

When I live there next it will be in a castle high on a hill.


At 10:06 AM, Blogger TALON said...

I hear you on the congestion and the noise and the crowds, Snaggle. I've lived in quite a few tourist locations (Niagara Falls, Ontario was the crazy-busiest)and that part of it completely sucks. I hope you get some quiet hours sprinkled in with the busy ones so you can enjoy your summer.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger ... Paige said...

Sounds a bit like sweet and sour sauce.

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

I'll bet your village is lovely.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Mad Mom said...

We did get a taste of your outer limit episode after hurricane bob when everyone vacated town for the rest of the season. I don't think I want to weather my kids through a hurricane yet though so hopefully won't happen again anytime soon, lol!

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Milk Brain said...

OMG that "storm" on Monday was more like a monsoon!! Trust me for I was in it, outside, from approx 6:30am until 5:30pm doing field work along rt 25 looping in and out of the neighborhood.. getting to various sections of the highway, and a cranberry farmers property.. spent some time on sunday in it as well.. even drove by your place, but giving the hour (7pm or so) you were already at work.. I was showing my work pal around town sunday night after we finished our sunday tasks...

At 1:05 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, High on a hill in a castle... so when the water comes up high n floods, everyone will beg for shelter... I'm on a hill here.

Talon, the traffic messes up my timing on everything, not allowing as much to get accomplished.
I went to Niagra Falls in NY state when I was 7, n remember getting drenched- Yes this place is as bad! I get blocked in alot on this narrow road. Thanks for the well wishes.

Paige, Chicken, not pork!

Lynn, It's okay, but the buildings are very,very crowded. There's a few pics of Uptown in the archive somewhere-

BBM, Yes, but the beach was loaded with washed-up junk- we did go swimming tho- Did you HEAR THAT universe? NOT this year... ok?

MB, you were down here that day? Sorry I missed you. I've been trying to sell pool passes for 20 bux at work all week- The roof there really leaks. Monday D-jr was here banging away so zero sleep again.
At least the power stayed on during it!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Of course I'll welcome in as many folks as will bring beer and donuts! ;)

At 3:37 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, I see, the rest can float away...
My prob would be my rooms are too small for very many people- cottages are like that- i suppose a castle could hold 100 or more...

At 3:59 PM, Blogger TALON said...

Hope your weekend is a good one, Snaggle.

I have a Kreativ Blogger award for you to pick up when you have time.

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Talon- how exciting! An award!
Thanks- (better go see what it is...)

At 11:12 AM, Blogger David Edward said...

i love your newsy posts, i feel like I am living next door, and getting all the local flavor. God bless you

At 2:10 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

David, Thanks for your long distance neighborliness, GBU2!


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