Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Summer Highlights in Maine

Once the hard work in spring was completed, the landscaping done, the clean up, the moving, and all that, the Steadfast Gang got to having fun...
tons of fun, 
barrels of fun, 
too much fun!  

Here are just a few (few hundred) of my fav photos of the summer.

There were beach BBQ's,

Lobster Dinners,

Birthday dinners,

and a ONE TIME CLAM CHOWDER.

Why "one time", you ask?  
Have YOU ever cleaned three dozen clams???????


There were many happy meals around the new dining room table.


We found all sorts of amazing critters, on land and on the sea.

Our six year old Grand#2 got the award for 
BEST ORGANIZED BEACH COLLECTION!

 There are always "projects" and this summer, it was bleaching and then painting the Log Cabin ceiling.  Huge, messy job.  Here we see the wee ones involved in hanging lamps and....

 learning about hammers....

confidently using hammers....

and, yes, it was bound to happen... 
OUCH!

PESCATORA (our 22' Banks Cove RunAbout) was a big hit, as usual. 


 We travelled far and wide, visiting beaches, fishing villages, and "dock and dine" restaurants.

Another project of the summer was getting Great Grandpa's boat seaworthy again.

After sanding, fiberglassing and painting, she looked very respectable.
(Don't let on I told you, but it leaks...only a little bit.....)

By the end of next season, the new name "ThunderBolt" will be added to the transom. 

 I did a fun hike around the light house in Castine, overlooking Penobscot Bay, while Landscape Artist Chrissy Nickerson did her thing, participating in the Castine Pleine Aire Festival at the end of July.



 We hung out...

 and attended many dazzling events at the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club throughout the season.  It is thrilling to have the generations of our family connected with this historic venue in Brooksville, Maine.


 Water fun...


Happy hours,

and sun sets evened out our days.
The three "super moons" of the summer enhanced everything.
It was a summer to remember fondly, and one that makes us look forward to many, many more.

This week, autumn has officially arrived.  Are you happy, or disappointed to see the end of summer?  Do you have plans for the fall and winter?
Keep us posted on life in your neck of the woods, as I will you.

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