Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Morning After Hurricane Sandy - Still Beautiful

It's the morning after the big storm, and as you can see Good Harbor Beach is just as beautiful. In fact, Hurricane Sandy has left some big churning surf in her wake. If you have a chance, swing by and see for yourself.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Watching for Storms...And Thinking of Our Friends in Sandy's Path

As we write this post, Hurricane Sandy is working its way toward us, but the fact is, some of our friends in NJ, NY and other parts of New England are likely to have more storm-related troubles than us. We wish you all good luck -- please stay safe. Let's get together here at the Blue Shutters at some point and swap storm stories. We don't have any storm photos yet (some of us innkeepers are off taking care of our homes) but here's a shot the last hurricane to hit our area -- Irene -- back in August 2011. We survived that one -- but as you can see there was lots of surf churning on Good Harbor Beach. And we'll see the same thing today and tomorrow.   We don't have any Sandy shots yet (some of us are off watching over our homes -- just like you), but here's a shot from yesterday, of some early storm watchers.

Celebrating October Holidays

October is nearly over, and we didn't want the entire month to pass without noting two of our favorite fall holidays -- Octoberfest and Halloween.  If you weren't able to be here in October -- for these holidays or other times throughout the month -- don't worry.  We'll have some fun in November as well.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

High Tide, Big Waves...Lots of Beachgoers

Here are a few more shots of the high tide and the big waves on Good Harbor Beach today.  And a shot of the cars lining up with folks coming to enjoy a day on the beach.

It May be October, but Today Summer Returns to Good Harbor Beach

We're well into Fall but it looks and feels like Summer on Good Harbor Beach.  Temps in the 70s.  Check out these shots -- lots of surf, plenty of sun and a bunch of folks on the beach!

Cape Ann Restaurant Week -- Great Food, Great Deals Starting Sunday!

Cape Ann Restaurant Week starts tomorrow, Sunday October 20, and right through next Friday you can get special deals at some of our areas best restaurants.  There are 16 restaurants all across Cape Ann participating this year and the menus look great -- for as little as $25.12 you can get a full 3-course meal!  We like to go out to check out someplace new -- or to try something new at one of our favorite places.  Come up and try one (or two or more) of these restaurants -- and maybe stay at the Shutters for a night (or two or more).  If you do, chances are you'll run into us at one of these spots.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quiet Time at the Blue Shutters

Here are some photos that capture the quiet times around the Blue Shutters -- some early morning shots taken a few days ago by Randy from Indiana.  It won't be quiet tonight -- another wedding group is in --  but things will soon settle down...and there'll be plenty of room for you here. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Capturing the Beauty of Cape Ann

You've seen plenty of photos of Good Harbor Beach and the view from our Main Room -- here's something different...some shots taken by Randy from Indiana, who took these while on whale watching and visiting Rockport and Gloucester Harbor with his wife Mary.  A big thanks to Randy and Mary for these photos -- and for some fun times by the fireplace Saturday night!