During my stay in the Plymouth, Massachusetts region I was invited to partake in a sunset cruise of the harbor. I started this outing with a quick excursion below the dock to capture the reflections and light in the water.
While waiting for the last passengers to take their seats our sister ship passed us.
It was time – our boat slowly moved away from the dock.
As we turned and navigated towards the open water we left the Mayflower II behind.
Ahhh, the Golden Hour coincided with the start of the Plymouth Harbor cruise.
The golden light of the setting sun reflected in the windows of the cottages lining the beach on Plymouth Peninsula.
The Pilgrim Belle was eager to impress anyone not on board – live music and laughter fueled by liquid refreshments grew louder as the evening light faded.
The Plymouth harbor light house, a favorite hangout for the cormorants that also occupy a nearby rocky island, soon became a favorite subject for the photographers on board…
…but only until the moment the sun set in the west. I turned just in time and caught my first glimpse of the August Supermoon through the Atlantic ocean haze.
Soon the Supermoon moved across the sky above the far reaching beaches of Plymouth Peninsula.
Just as the Pilgrim Belle pulled up beside us I caught the Supermoon in the window.
Fragments of laughter and music passed us with full speed.
We were happy that our boat was sparsely occupied with photographers and quiet travelers as we observed the Supermoon over Plymouth peninsula.
One more close up look of the Supermoon for August 10th, 2014 – what a treat to witness it along the Eastern shores of the US.
Our return to Plymouth Harbor came much too fast – the lights illuminated the shoreline and beckoned for us to disembark – dinner awaited!