Project journals

Pat Trotter

June 7, 2021

After spending 4 days photographing at the film festival I was more than ready to get back to the docks! Today’s journey to the north end of the island to do more photographing at Viking Village was briefly interrupted to save two turtles. This time of year they are coming

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June 2, 2021

I had hoped to catch one of the boats coming in this morning but it came in earlier than expected and I missed it. But the day wasn’t lost! I got some nice shots of the area and then this afternoon went aboard the Karen L and climbed down into

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June 1, 2021

After a cold and wet Memorial Day weekend today was partly cloudy but warmer. Viking Village was quiet but the Frances Anne was packing out at the Lighthouse Marina just down the road. This boat had brought in a large catch of tilefish, some of which were over 25 pounds.

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May 25, 2021

It was a quiet morning at Viking Village though I did catch the Southern Hunter going out the inlet. The forecast was clear and the supermoon was due to rise around 7:30. This seemed like a great night to make photos of surf fishermen with the moon behind them. I

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May 21, 2021

The good weather on the island continues to hold though a good rain would be most welcome. The Southern Hunter went out for a few hours – caught a view from above as it passed by the Kathy Ann and Lori-L out into Barnegat Bay. The Elizabeth was being readied

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May 20, 2021

Another sunny May day with no rain in sight dawned on Long Beach Island and down to the docks I headed. Luckily I was just in time to catch the Provider III heading out so was able to get to the inlet before it did and make some photos of

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