August 2015 - Page 2
Adeline goes to MAINE
Adeline docked at Cliff Island - one of the many islands in Casco Bay off Portland.
August 22 - We trailed Adeline up to Portland and launched her
at the friendly South Port Marina, loaded up our stuff and headed
out to Peak's Island where we'd rented a cottage for a week.
This is also where my daughter and family live - year round!
We docked Adeline at the Peaks Island Marina (now the LPA Marina)
and headed UPHILL to our very cute little cottage named "The Perch".
|Adeline docked at
the Marina on
Unloading Adeline (and Addie) at Peak's Island.
The uphill push from the Peak's Island Marina to our
cottage - which is perched on top of a very large rock!
Nancy and Addie heading UP to "The Perch".
Nancy on the porch of the Perch - with a lovely sunset view
and a peek of the harbor - at least when there's no fog.
I liked this name on the
cottage next to us.
Lobster tourists! I guess it's more profitable to find tourists in Maine than lobsters this time of year!
There wasn't much to see out here. Once they spotted Adeline & me, they all started taking photos.
On Tuesday, I
grandkids Hal &
Neddy and, along
with Eva & Rose
(who live on the
headed out on an
adventure - in the
Hal, Neddy, Eva & Rose heading out
for our foggy boating adventure.
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Welcome to MAINE
The Way Life Should Be!
Down the steep hill to the Marina.
First, we had to find Adeline.
Then, we had to find the buoys!
Eva at the helm, Hal as co-pilot. Rose and
Neddy on the bow - watching for lobster pots.
We found this lovely beach - on Long Island.
We buried Rose in the sand.
(The fog is lifting gradually.)
One of the features I love about Adeline
is that she was designed for beaching! She
is patterned after the Mexican Pangas which
often operate from the beach. She has a full
stainless-steel shoe along her keel to protect
Eva at the helm - apparently enjoying it!
Hal at the helm - taking the job seriously.
Fortunately, our trusty Mercury Vessel-View 7
GPS chart-plotter guided us safely through the
fog. Without it, we would have been lost!
Rose's swimsuit became our flag on the way home.
(Neddy, Rose, Eva & Hal at the counter.)
Ice cream for all at the end of the trip - in downtown Peaks Island.
Jumping from the Ferry Dock is a kid favorite - when their parents aren't watching!
At low tide, this is a 15-foot drop. And, if you're Hal, you climb up on the wooden
apron to make it a 20-ft jump! (See Hal in mid air at extreme right.)
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