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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Visit from the Dills (400th post)

     We have known Jim Dill for over forty years and JoJo for nearly as long, so when they agreed to pay us a visit Monday and Tuesday, we were very pleased.  They arrived just in time for our Happy Hour and quickly joined in the conversation.  After the Happy Hour we put together a nice supper of baked haddock, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes.  Tuesday morning I picked them up to do a bit of touring.  Unfortunately Durelle had to stay behind with Baxter to be sure that he left his "hot spot" alone.
     Our first stop was the top of Mount Battie, just northwest of Camden and overlooking the well-known harbor.  The morning showers had quit, and the sun came out just as we reached the top of the mountain.  
     Just above Jim's head is Curtis Island with the Curtis Island Lighthouse tucked out of sight on the seaward side of the island.  Our next stop was that little point of land that offered a view of the light
and of a normally elusive loon.
     Since it was too early for lunch, we took the beautiful shoreline drive from Camden to Rockport and visited the "Children's Chapel" and its gardens as well as the Rockport Harbor.
     Now, it was lunch time so it was back to Camden and the Waterfront restaurant where we had a dockside lunch of oysters, clams, shrimp and other appropriate Maine fare.
     The final shot shows a covey of conventionally-sized ( 30 feet or so) pleasure craft and a couple of the larger sail and one not.

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