Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Maine Fog

The fog comes 
on little cat feet. 

It sits looking 
over harbor and city 
on silent haunches 
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg

Fog greeted us as the Maine coast came into sight.

We've had patchy fog throughout our trip. Today's fog is one of the thickest yet. You can barely see the dock in the background less than 100 feet away.

In the background of this photo is a 100+ foot ferry boat. His fog horn is blowing, you can hear his engine but for the longest time you could not see him. The fog cleared (a little) for me to snap this pick.

Watching for lobster pots can be a challenge.

Sometimes the fog can be really beautiful.

This bridge over the Eggemoggin Reach was completely obscured by fog. By the time I grabbed the camera it was gone. It had moved on.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Maine Tales

We are really enjoying our time here in Maine! So much to see, such great and friendly people, incredible seafood and we love the wildlife

The view of the harbor in Castine.

The quintessential Maine church

This wooden mast needs replacing

The Maritime Acadamy is working to replace it. Below is the 75 feet of good wood glued together.

The cutting begins

Maybe they will be finished if we pass through again on our way south?

The harbor seals are everywhere....but they don't like their pictures taken.

This is as close as I could get

This is usually how you see them...with the heads bobbing in the water.