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Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Activities have begun

     We are settling into our usual set of summer activities in Maine.  This morning we went down to Camden with Paul and Judy Poythress to investigate replicas of the Pinta and the Nina, the two smaller of the Caravels that Columbus used in 1492.  The Pinta, the larger of the two is 85 feet long and 100 tons.  That's not a large boat for making trans-Atlantic crossings.  Both boats were nestled in among the other occupants of Camden Harbor, so I couldn't get an isolated shot.

     The weather could not have been nicer with temperatures in the mid to upper seventies, no wind and only an occasional cloud.  I even sneaked in a picture of Durelle.

     After the touring, we walked to the nearby Waterfront Restaurant for lunch.  Durelle had a haddock sandwich while I had a half dozen excellent oysters and a lobster BLT.  We ate outside just a few feet from the edge of the harbor.
     Fridays, of course, are the weekly campground wide happy hour.  Campers bring pot luck hors d'oeuvres, and the campground provides the beer and wine.  It was well attended and lasted until at least 1830.  As we adjourned, the Pecks, Roths, Bouchers and the Cloutiers reconvened near the Roth rig for a brief encore.  One of the long traditions with Tim Boucher is that whenever he is photographed, in whatever setting, he always has his left hand up for a wave.  It never fails.  Tonight, when he was relaxed with Scout in his lap, I made history.

     As we sat there, a lovely sailboat returned to the Belfast harbor and caught the fading rays of the setting sun.

     I ask you, "Does it get any better than this?"
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