Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Doctor Beach -- who bills himself as "the foremost beach expert" -- just announced his 2012 listing of the world's best beaches. Topping the list was Coronado Beach, which is a very nice spot in San Diego. We're the first to admit, we're a bit biased, but we ask you...is there no better beach than Good Harbor? It's convenient to Boston and even closer to the restaurants and shops in downtown Gloucester and Rockport. It has awesome views of the unique twin lighthouses on Thatcher Island and the picturesque home of the bluff overlooking the beach. It has an island you can walk to, a tidal river you can drift in and rocks you can climb. It has a footbridge, dunes, clean sandy beach and gentle waves. And there's a really great B&B just steps away. We don't know if Doctor Beach has ever visited Good Harbor -- but if he did, we think we just might make it onto his list. Is it on yours? We think it's a safe bet that the "Roy Girls" from western Mass would agree -- this is one of their Good Harbor Beach photos.
With the beautiful views of Good Harbor Beach, you might miss some of the other sights from our front room -- the mockingbird that watches over the yard, the flowers we've planted along the front steps, and the American flag that flies off to the left. Memorial Day is an appropriate time to turn toward that flag to remember and thank those in our Armed Forces who have made it possible to enjoy the Blue Shutters. Take a closer look and you'll see a smaller yellow flag bearing a likeness of "the man at the wheel" -- the image that represents the Gloucester fishermen.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Free Beer Tasting and Great Live Music at the Blue Shutters: 2012 Brews & Blues Set for Saturday June 2
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Blue Shutters is always on the lookout for a fun time, and we found it on May 5 at the Topside Grill, where one of our favorite places in Gloucester threw a Derby Party and Cinco de Mayo celebration. That's Dawn, one of the owners of the Topside, at the bar between Tony (in his Cinco de Mayo sombrero) and Patty (in her Derby day "big hat"). There was quite a crowd of partyers at Topside, enjoying mint juleps and margaritas -- guess we weren't the only folks who found Gloucester's best "Derby de Mayo" celebration.