Robin and I went to my favorite snorkel spot on the 4th in East Gloucester just beyond Grapevine Road. Beautiful little cove if you don't mind being smashed to bits by surge. After swimming past the seaweed collective, visibility opens up in this small area that is comprised of solid rock (hence the good vis). I would also advise against entry at low tide, you know, broken ankles and the like. This time I was sure I would be able to sneak up on the sunbathing cormorants, but they were on to me as usual...but the sea was unseasonably warm and it was nice to be in the water and not wearing 70 pounds worth of gear.
Alex Shure: SCUBA enthusiast, fish nerd, camera guy.