This week’s images all come from the ‘to be published’ archive and, specifically, 2011.  Today’s shot was captured on a mid-June day at Grace Oliver Beach during the high tide.  The still cool water offered a bit of a challenge in getting this image but I couldn’t resist the great morning light or the calm waters of this favorite Marblehead beach.

For those new to town, Grace Oliver Beach is located off Beacon Street.  It was named after the woman who lived in a house on nearby Doliber Point during the 19th century. The water remains shallow past the far rock and is calm thanks to Peaches Point and Brown’s Island forming a natural wall to block waves during all but the biggest storms.  In the Summer, it is not uncommon to see boats tied together as kids jump off into the waters to cool off.