I spent this beautiful day at the farm, photographing baseball, musicians, attendees of the Ipswich Ale Festival. I met up with The Angelli Family and they indulged me, and I took a bunch of quick snapshots of the gang. I had a great conversation with Chris Angelli, whose dad Al recently passed away. Mr Angelli was my 8th grade science teacher at Eastern Jr High School in Lynn in…do I dare say…1969! It made my day to see new generations of the Angelli’s!
Now THIS was fun! Hanging out with the Vintage Base Ball teams for a weekend, featuring Sunday games on beautiful Georges Island in Boston Harbor. Fabulous backdrops, gorgeous weather, and genuine great guys playing baseball for the love of the game. These photos feature three teams, Mudville from Holliston, Mass, Colorado All-Stars, and Dirigo from Maine.
Here is an image of me finishing the Egg Rock Swim in 1985. I finished in fourth place out of 10 swimmers with a time of just under 3 hours. We were allowed to wear a neoprene vest only, no wetsuits allowed back in those days! This was a beautiful day! In my support boat was Rocco Coviello and his dad. Historically, back in the early 1900’s the Egg Rock Swim was a 2.5 mile swim where a boat brought the swimmers out to the rock and they swam back. But my good friend Tom Carmody had to best that! He decided that we should start at the Nahant bath house on Nahant Beach and swim around the rock and back, making it about 5.5 miles as the crow flies. But, I don’t swim as the crow flies! I likely swam 6 miles that day. Tomorrow, August 24, 2014 I will swim the 8 mile stretch of Plum Island Beach, from south to north. I will have a lot of time to meditate on just how much my life has changed since 1985…
Here I present several photos of Ioana who recently graduated from Berklee. From Romania, she will be moving away from Boston to California soon and this shoot was my goodbye present to her. An amazing young woman, immensely talented, so full of life, it was an absolute pleasure for me to know her. Thank you Ioana for enriching my life. The very best of health and happiness to you in your travels!