Busy, distracted, bored, dismayed. All explain why the blog is so pathetically out-of-date. And spending a bazillion hours creating an hour-long DVD that encapsulates our four cruising years aboard Ortolan; that was an epic undertaking that I will never do again. Maybe a year at a time, but more than that, no way Jose.
Because I know we have interesting news and events on the horizon, the blog gets a kick in the pants with a short (ha ha) photo presentation that will get you all caught up. Quickly yes, but not fully. Oh well; maybe it’s better this way.
Apologies to those who I omitted, those who I included :-), and for not including the one thing you perhaps wanted to see but since you can’t miss what you don’t know about, no worries then.
Presented chronologically beginning with VT/NY to visit with Benj and Lily mid-July; back to Maine’s coast with stops in Freeport, Bucksport, Trenton (near Bar Harbor); westward to Shelburne, NH, then at Lake Erie’s Evangola State Park approx 27 miles south of Buffalo; finally back east to celebrate Benj’s birthday Sept 2. I did leave out one small detour, but that is best saved for another day.
Crown Pt Historic Park overlooks Lake Champlain and the Vermont border
A young family of Eastern Kingbirds entertained us one day. Here’s mama with food!!
My name is Freya, nice to meet you. Would you like a brew?
Freya loves the cat emery board
Delicious coconut/raspberry dessert by Lily
Benj serves dinner
Gorgeous veggies at Middlebury farmers market
Multi MINIs in Middlebury
Daily Chocolate in Vergennes….. soooo good
Officers’ quarters at Fort Crown Point
Desert of Maine: created by Mother Nature
We visit cruising friends in Maine at their beautiful cabin on a lake
Lake view off the cabin’s dock
Fort Knox – no money here though
D battery and old wharf. Across the river is Bucksport
Penobscot Narrows Bridge- one of 3 cable-stayed bridges in US, and one very tall observation tower
Maritime Museum in Searsport
Tramp chair-totally bizarre
All about the Tramp Chair and why we should look at Little Elva
The actual boat in the photograph- Little Elva
Recently returned to Castine after 3 months out
Top of Cadillac Mtn, Acadia Nat’l Park on Mt Desert Island
Sand Beach- looking down from Loop Rd
Easy walk along boardwalk- Jesup Path
Along the ocean path at Bar Harbor.. how many faces do you see?
Crossing the bar to Bar Island near low tide
Looking at Bar Harbor from Bar Island. that American Glory (gosh, she is everywhere!)
Somewhere in Schoodic
The Balsams at Dixville Notch
Boom pier Androscoggin River
A motley hiking crew near Shelburne, NH and why don’t they look as fresh as the hiker below?
Because they didn’t find the Trail Magic- see below 🙂
Along the AT good Samaritans leave various forms of Trail Magic
Awesome meal and drink!!! At SAaLT Pub, Gorham NH
Eva, Elvis and I share a moment
Breakfast on Saturday with my big sis 🙂
Sooooo good and huge!
Key lime pie donut. One more place to check off the list!
Lily and Benj share Liquid Chocolate on ice at Middlebury Chocolates
Lincoln Peak Winery
Moo rules the table and wins most photogenic. Freya was either serving beer or doing her nails at the time.