Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Pics

It's been a while since I did one of these, but I went on a boat ride with my mom last week and you know I took a million pics! The boat trip was my reward for helping my my mom put flea medicine on her cat but really I think my mom just wanted an excuse to go on a boat ride. I don't need an excuse. Invite me and I'll go.

This 2 1/2 hour boat ride left out of Boothbay Harbor, traveling out past Squirrel Island, Ram Island, Fisherman's Island and then up the coast to Pemaquid Point, in and around John's Bay, and then back to Boothbay Harbor.


Boothbay Harbor. You can see the fog hanging in background.

Getting greyer...

...and foggier
but not so foggy I couldn't get this pic of the light house at Ram Island

or this of Fisherman's Island. 


But it sure was foggy!


I did mange to get these Harbor Seals who were hanging out all over this particular uninhabited area. The Ledges I think...


and more seals


and then a lot of this until we got to Pemaquid Point and the light house there, barely discernible through the fog


Then, mercifully, there was clearing as we came around Witch Island and in towards Rutherford island (did you know there are over 4600 islands off Maine's coast?!)







An old fish house


a house I'd love to live in


the harbor at South Bristol, aka The Gut


Coming up on Gem Island


 Gem Island again, because it was a little gem of an island. Just one little house and as we passed by I saw a guy enjoying the sun in the yard. He looked pretty happy.



This was the last glimpse of sun we had until we got back and left Boothbay Harbor. A mile or so inland and it was bright sun all the way home. Despite the fog it was warm (I was in my shorts and a tee) and awesome being out on the water. Our next planned trip is to the Boothbay Botanical Gardens which I've featured here before but not in a while. So. Maybe next time it will be flowers.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer unless you live in Australia in which case, stay warm !

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous photos! I would so love to visit. Be well!

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  2. Thank you! It's a fabulous place to live in the summer - and winter if you like cold weather activities.

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  3. I do ever so love me fog! Wish we had it more here in the middle of Europe, but sadly no :( I imagine sailing through a fog is a very magic experience

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    1. Yes, we don't get a lot of fog where I live, which is inland, but the coast gets it. I didn't mind because it wasn't cold plus some of the foggy pics are cool.

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  4. Nice photos. I'll take fog over the haze of humidity any day.

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    1. Yes, it was much cooler than it would've been. Of course, out on the ocean, fog or no, it's often cooler. Which of course is why so many of us would like to live there!

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  5. Oh, how beautiful. I do love water. And fog.
    And someday (if I get lucky) would love to live on the water...

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    1. It would be heaven to live on the water.

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  6. I'm with you. No excuse needed to get me into a boat and out on the water.

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  7. Boothbay Harbor is on my bucket list. Looks lovely, even (especially?) in the fog. I can taste the lobsters from here...

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    1. Foggy days can be lovely, too, and summer in Maine is pretty awesome, regardless. Hope you make it up here one day!

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    2. Vermont is amazing in summer, too. Alas, we have no ocean.

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  8. I did know there were a lot of islands off the coast of Maine. I've read a number or suspense novels set there. LOL Sounds like a lovely day.

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  9. Stunning photos and what a wonderful landscape. Greetings!

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