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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Familiar Day Trip

     Recently a business associate, Marilee Meyer and her husband, spent a week in Camden, ME. He was visiting the well-known, to woodworkers anyway, Lie-Nielsen Tool works in Warren.  We picked them up one morning and spent the day touring. We hit a lot of our favorite spots along the mid coast of Maine. I didn't take a lot of pictures because I've taken them before. Nonetheless, I had to take a few. One of the stops south of Camden is a farm that raises belted Galloway cattle. They are also called the "Oreo cows". I couldn't resist a shot of a scampering calf.

     They certainly enjoy a lush pasture. After a few more stops for photo-ops, including a visit to Andre the seal in Rockport, we ended up on the deck at Shaw's in New Harbor for lunch. Our table included an assortment of lobster rolls, fried clams, clam chowder and a hamburger!. I always like to point out that this is a working harbor for lobstermen (and women). There is no array of moored sailboats with their bobbing masts, just lobster boats pointed at their moorings.

     Also in New Harbor I showed them the Rachel Carson salt pond. Since it was high tide, we had to use a little imagination to see it. While there I captured a nice shot of Long Cove Point.

     From New Harbor it is only a couple of miles to Pemaquid Point and its iconic lighthouse. 

     Looking out to sea toward Monhegan Island there are always a bunch of sailboats. Note that these three are using the same wind to sail in three orthogonal directions.  The one in the center is heading straight at the camera.

     One happy sailor was enjoying a run straight downwind.

     On a totally different note, I have a shot of our resident guinea rooster. He often roosts on the arm of a neighbor's awning. Richard Ray took this shot of his awning.

     He was cute for a while, but he has outlived his welcome by the emanations from both ends of his alimentary canal.
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