Sunday, June 27, 2010

Isles of Shoals ~ Star Island

Below are a few shots I was able to capture while motoring past Star Island on our sunset/lighthouse cruise







I'm not going to go into much detail about the island but I would highly recommend watching the video on the Star Island website









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A romantic, postcard feel added to an island photo




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Dinner time on the Agnes D.




On our way back to the coast we were alerted to a 15'+ Basking Shark swimming nearby. A pretty neat sight for us all. The photo above was the only one I was able to get with he head, fin, and tail all out of the water.



Although we were a little freaked out at first, it turns out Basking Sharks have very little in the way of teeth, eating plankton as they primary source of food. In the above photo I tried to photograph the Shark at the moment it swam below our side of the boat. Shooting into the water is not easy! If you look closely you are able to see the eye at the point of the arrow.


Looking back towards the islands and heading into the sunset


My husband and I



Where we're headed: towards Portsmouth Harbor, Whaleback Lighthouse, and Wood Island Life-Saving Station.

25 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful, Sharon! Looks like a fun cruise. The third and 4th photos from the top are exquisite.

Laura said...

How exciting to see the shark, Sharon! Nice picture of you and your hubby - what a delightful cruise.

hip chick said...

I have always wanted to go out there. What boat did you take and would you recommend it?
Great pictures as usual. I love the one of you and your husband.

Char said...

gorgeous shots and how exciting to see the shark. i have tried to shoot dolphins before from a boat and it's hard coupling the moving animals with the moving boat and a camera. great job.

Karin said...

Lovely shot of you and your husband! Would love to take a tour/cruise like that! Your photos of this picturesque place are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Homesick again...

Beautiful pictures, thank you!

Country Girl said...

Oh, Sharon! Wow! These are gorgeous. Beautiful photo of you and your husband, as well.
Off to check out that video.

Joanne said...

What beautiful photograph, I especially like the 3rd and 4th. They are so serene. It's been so warm here this spring and summer, beautiful weather for a cruise.

The Gathering Place said...

What a fun, beautiful outing. You are lucky to live near the coast!

KarenHarveyCox said...

How magnificent. I love New England, this is where I live too. What beautiful photographs that you have shared of a magical ride passed beautiful places.
Karen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your cruise with us, and I enjoyed the video.
Have a great week.

Pat said...

Nothing like a sunset cruise with the one you love! I love the "postcard" effect on that one photo! How cool to see those sharks! Thanks for taking me with you on your ride!

p.s. Your haircut is adorable!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What incredibly gorgeous pictures! You must have had a wonderful time!

Jayne said...

What a beautiful cruise and such a wonderful photo of the two of you in the sunset. :c)

Becky said...

A fun excursion indeed! I didn't know that Star Island was a retreat only thought a marine lab was out there. Very good video and slideshow about the place. Thanks for taking us along with you and hubby on your ride!

Balisha said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous...I feel like I was there with you.
Balisha

Erica Houskeeper said...

I love these photos. What a beautiful night! The image of you and your hubby is adorable!

Chrissykat said...

Love these as I do all of your photos. You really make me miss the east coast...

The Retired One said...

Look at YOU, you cutie pie, along with your adorable husband!
I love the pink hue of the last photo too...
wonderful set of photos, as always! I enjoyed them.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

What a great place for a wedding. Don't you love being on a boat at sunset?

I would have been so excited over seeing the shark.

Cricket said...

So pretty, I love the postcard!

Jan's camera said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos. Sounds like a great cruise to take. I love the photo with the texture on it. Really lovely.

Jan's camera said...

Also, your new banner is beautiful.

Carolynn said...

What a lovely couple! It's so fun to see blog friends with their partners and put a face to a name.

The Curious Cat said...

Exciting photos - love the shark one and also the one of you with your husband...ah! Your life looks so beautiful...but I'll be over your way come October!! Yippeee!!!