It’s been a beautifully warm and dry spring. In the past couple of weeks we’ve hosted many more guests than we usually see before Memorial Day Weekend. Some years I cringe at the thought of sharing our muddy roads and cold fog with people who have traveled so far to be with us; but this year, the flowers are huge, the grounds are ahead of schedule (thanks to the weather and the… Read More
Now’s the time when the reservations start flooding our world…the sun is shining, the tents and RV’s are begging to be opened up and aired out. In the Spring, most of my morning and evening work hours are spent in front of the computer, answering e-mails, returning phone calls and booking sites. This is my 23rd summer of this responsibility and I take it as seriously now as I did before… Read More
The roads are soft, the air is soft, the plants are greening and the flock is begging to graze in the campground…The days are getting longer and we’ve finally been able to spend more time outside…and we’ve noticed:
December always seems to be a blur because of holiday decorations, parties and the inevitable bumpy shifting of gears from closing the campground to being closed. By the second week of January we’re rested, filled with happy memories and fueled to begin planning for the summer season to come…impatiently caught between enjoying our icy imprisonment (the road into the campground thawed from its slick icy state just last night) and projecting our thoughts towards… Read More
Our first two Artist Retreat cabins were had their inaugural occupants this week…wonderful people who have launched these little cabins with the best possible mojo… The cabins are set under the pines near the gardens and the art studio. They sleep one or two people in a loft bed and rent for $80/night.
The bride was beautiful, the weather was perfect and the groom was a magical prince who made everything memorable with his charm. A wedding on a campground beach is a casual affair that lends its own flavor…irreplicable in a traditional setting.
An early Summer Day at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. The fresh water stream runs through the middle of the 40 acres…flowing into Penobscot Bay and providing unlimited opportunities to play, splash and hunt for eels and newts. If life is about the moments you remember, what are your plans for this summer?
Have you all been caught in high winds, high tides and high emotions? Seems like that’s all we’ve been seeing here in Searsport lately. Steven and I just came back from another walk around the park after last night’s sleet and freezing rain storm. In the two decades we’ve been here, we’ve never had as much wind damage…Astrig: “that’s OK ’cause we’ll get a mega chipper again and we can cover all… Read More
Today feels more like a photo day than an essay…here’s what’s been going on in Searsport since last Thursday. We’re getting the Spring itch around here but the only green evidence we’re finding comes from the branches of Forsythia we’re forcing in the kitchen and a few timid sprouts from Steve’s early starts for the garden…
Dad, a.k.a. Zaven, the grand patriarch of Searsport Shores has been carving carousel animals for about 5 years now…He’s studied with masters in Maine and Tennessee and explores his own ideas through books and magazine articles. You may have seen some of his work while you were here in the summer or during last year’s Fiber College in Tom Cote’s relief carving class. Well, after a lot of cajoling, he entered the… Read More