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Monday, August 5, 2013

Maritime Monday - Double Rainbow Arcs Over Vineyard Sound

If there were a ship's log entry penned of the evening of August 4, 2013, it might go something like this:

"Aug. 4 - Seas calm. Storm clouds gathered moving west to east. Passed ships: ferry Island Queen, Falmouth to Oak Bluffs; Schr. Liberte Falmouth to Vine. Sound; Schr. Alabama under full sail heading before the storm into port Holmes Hole.  Thunder and lightening, long approach, rain finally begins in heavy downpour, moving across Vineyard Sound, east. Seas quiet. Sun breaks through after storm, followed by full double rainbow arcing over the Sound. All hands on deck to view display."

August 4th Vineyard Sound 7pm
A serendipitous event, last night's ritual evening swim off the sandy beach along Surf Drive in Falmouth included this beautiful show of light and color.  Though I was unable to capture its full arc, it reached from East Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard (in this photo) in full double glory, lasting 15-20 minutes. 


  1. Absolutely lovely picture. I'm sure it will be among your favorites.

  2. Thanks Barbara. The photo pales in comparison to the real thing. I was very lucky to be there!