First Time Out

Pipe DreamsThree weeks Pipe Dreams has been at the dock, and we’ve not taken a single boat ride.  Sometimes life just gets in the way, so at 8 AM when the hubby said, “Get dressed and let’s go on a little cruise,” I didn’t hesitate.

Flag FlyingWith flag flying, we left Rockport Harbor behind.

Indian IslandIn just a few minutes, I began spotting those sights that are both familiar and assure me I am home.  First is Indian Island which I dream about owning.  Would you believe that the current owner’s ancestors bought this enchanting spot for $600?

Maine islandThe harbor opens to the vastness of Penobscot Bay and its many islands that are the last land between Maine and Europe.

schoonerJust ahead of us is one of the numerous windjammers that work the area.  This one appears to be returning with a boat load of people who’ve spent the last 5 days experiencing life on the sea.  That is a trip for the adventurer who doesn’t demand luxury accommodations!

In just a few minutes, I spy Curtis Island with its now defunct lighthouse.

CamdenMore importantly, it marks the entrance to Camden Harbor with its lovely views of Camden where our Maine adventures began.

Camden HarborSlowly we go through the harbor checking out the boats, spotting some familiar ones and noticing some from far away.  Camden with its easy access to restaurants and shops is a popular stopover for visiting vessels.Beech HillOut of Camden Harbor,  we head home, done so many times Pipe Dreams knows her way!  In the distance, I see Beech Hill marked by the stone cottage and the clump of trees sitting atop it.  This is another of the landmarks I always look for on the return.

Rockport Pano 6X18Rounding Indian Island, the whole of Rockport Harbor is ahead and is a view of which I never tire.  This cruise may have been short but it gives me the comfortable feeling that comes with knowing I’m in the right place.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


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21 thoughts on “First Time Out

  1. nutsfortreasure July 11, 2015 — 7:25 am

    Enjoy your summer happenings I drove all night to be atop Cadillac MTN for Forth Of July Sunrise 🙂

    1. And you saw the sunrise before anyone else!

      1. nutsfortreasure July 12, 2015 — 6:23 am

        🙂 we were in awe never seen it occur without beach sand at my feet 🙂

  2. Linda, such beauty! I must get to Maine, one of only a few states that we haven’t visited!

  3. Such beautiful views for you. The whole world looks different to me when I am on the boat!

    1. Here there’s much that can’t be seen except from a boat.

  4. Miss Lone Star's Travels July 6, 2015 — 12:49 pm

    Beautiful boat!

  5. Such beauty surrounds you there, Linda. Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

    1. I enjoy every minute I am here.

  6. Not for me. I need 2 seasick pills just to get into bathtub.

    1. When the bay is smooth you’d have no idea you were in a boat.

  7. A Maine lifestyle like that is my dream! One day…. 🙂

    Gorgeous photos!

    1. Keep dreaming. It worked for me.👍🏻

  8. Such lovely scenes to peacefully cruise by…

    1. I can imagine how your paintings would be influenced.

  9. Every photo looks like a postcard…
    It’s such a beautiful area…
    You are blessed to call it home…..

    1. Much of this place is like a post card!

  10. Enjoyed revising one of our excursions…such fond memories!!!!

  11. Still jealous😉😉

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