Closed for the Season

This morning we ate waffles smothered in cranberries and apples from the property and celebrated our first morning of being “officially closed.” By every account this has been the most enjoyable camping season both Steven and I can remember. Guests were more relaxed, the weather was mostly cooperative and our staff were a complete pleasure to work with. “Officially closed” means that the waterlines were drained and filled with anti-freeze, the bathhouse was shut down and the answering machine has a new message…looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

Now we can begin trimming trees, mulching leaves on the garden, harvesting seaweed and taking care of the little things before the ground is blanketed in snow.

Draining the last of the waterlines.
Draining the last of the waterlines.

The goats are on acorn duty while Steven works on the waterlines and I knit in the sun.
The goats are on acorn duty while Steven works on the waterlines and I knit in the sun.
Last night we had our first frost but there was enough warning to pick all of the dahlias.  These are the last two of the dinner plate dahlias...easily 8" across.
Last night we had our first frost but there was enough warning to pick all of the dahlias. These are the last two of the dinner plate dahlias…easily 8″ across.

What Did You Do Today?

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?

Belfast Harbor

Belfast Harbor

We’re enjoying a stretch of crystal blue skies…this is Belfast Harbor at 8 AM this morning. There’s a great walking/fishing bridge spanning the Passy river that everyone who visits should see…me, I bring a cup of coffee and a peanut butter, sesame bagel and just watch the boats float for a bit of time…maybe we’ll see each other there some time!

Sprucing up for Spring

Sprucing up for Spring

Clean up weekend is coming up quickly…not too soon for my taste either! Join us May 10-12 for free camping, lots of great food and a chance to meet friends old and new…in exchange for working around the campground with us. If you click on this picture, you’ll go to a post with more information.
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