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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quick trip to the coast



Sunday my lovely wife and I went a quick trip to the coast of Maine. We joined up with some friends and went to Hamiton Marine in Portland Maine. There aren't a lot of marine supply stores where I live in the mountains. Zero, in fact. Fortunately, the coast of Maine is only three hours away.

My lovely wife rather go buy boat goodies rather than shop for jewelry. I love her so much.

We had a lot of little odds and ends to purchase: things lost in the shipwreck, parts for the Oday sailboat, and hardware for the boat trailer. One of the tough decisions was the purchase of a new boat hook. Do we get a beautiful one made of brass and hardwood or the modern one make of aluminum and plastic. This time utility won out and modern one came home with us. The fact that it doesn't need varnish might have been the deciding factor for me.

While in the area we had to check out the ocean.




You can't go to the coast without taking a photo of a lighthouse.



We had a great lunch at Salvage BBQ (TX eat your heart out.) Later we met up with friends around a campfire. Finally made it home around midnight.

Now it's off to start installing all those lovely bits and bobs from the store.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Glad you had fun. I check out salvage BBq link .I hope it was good at those prices. I charge 1/3 of that and make a decent living.

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    1. We ordered the "Meat Fatality" for $54. Fed four grown healthy adults. Not too terrible, considering it's a high rent area near the ball park. Still, would not want to do it every day.

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  2. You two picked a grand day to travel - nice pictures!

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    1. It was a bit cool still, but the sun was wonderful. Great company too!

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  3. I remember fondly a trip to Maine once. Generally speaking, to me, ocean means beach, with all of the stereotypical features. Like the kind you see in Florida. Although the coast of Maine was quite beautiful, it was in a way that isn't typically beach-like. Rocky, forested, foggy. Somehow entrancing, almost mystical.

    The deal-breaker for me, though, was that even in July, I didn't dare go into the water. There's cold, and then there's Maine. ;-)

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    1. Only the locals and brave swim in the ocean. Good thing I look good in blue.

      Love the Maine coast, but there's some amazing wilderness lakes in the interior too. Great mountains for hiking.

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  4. That food really looks good. I hope you ate enough for me, too.

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