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Friday, August 31, 2012

A Visit to the Gardners in New Harbor

     Today we drove down to New Harbor, ME to visit Harold and Diane Gardner who were staying at the family cottage.  They are busily clearing brush and dropping trees to recreate the view that I established for Harold's parents some thirty years ago.  Durelle and Harold (Harry) are cousins in that their parents were siblings.  Before we stopped by the cabin, we visited Pemaquid Point.  It is always a special place except that Durelle always manages to buy a new cross-stitch.
     As you can see, the Sea Gull shop where she finds the cross-stitch kits is very well named.  While she was inside , I took a few pictures of the Pemaquid Light.
     Then we went to Shaw's Fisherman's Co-op in New Harbor to get some lunch.  Durelle had a lobster roll and I had a steamer clam plate with three (!) pounds of clams. I have always said that the harbor at New Harbor was nothing but working boats.  The next few shots confirm that, but then I have a picture that shows that there is an occasional pleasure craft in the harbor.

     But, believe it or not, there was a pleasure craft tied up at one of the moorings.
 After lunch we went over to the Gardner cottage, where Harry and Diane were recreating the ocean view from the porch.  Thirty years ago I cleared out all the brush and trees so that the view from the porch would include Long Cove Point and the Rachel Carson Salt Pond.  With significant effort Harry and Diane have cleared out the view again.
     With the area opened up one can see Long cove Point.

     We got back to Belfast in time for the last Friday campground happy hour of the season.  Our local happy hours will continue until the last dog dies.
     It was a busy, pleasant day that only tells us that the summer is rapidly disappearing.
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