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Wow…August was a cheerful blur, September was as bountiful as it was colorful and October slipped in while I was daydreaming at the beach. I apologize for how long it has been since the last posting…and promise more in the week to come…lots of pictures and catching up. In the meantime, this was the view from site 14 this morning.

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We’ve had an amazing stretch of weather…and we’ve all been spending more time outside than in because there are projects happening all over the campground…I don’t dare take photos of the messiest ones yet but soon I’ll show you the store/office completely re-done and the bathhouse has been given a new ceramic tile floor and paint job…is there anything more stress inducing thrilling than picking out new paint colors?   If you’re… Read More

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My world crackled with dried pine boughs, the gurgle of the stream (quivering with elvers), the lapping of the waves, the distant sound of bell buoys and the cacophony of sea birds…gulls and ducks and osprey. The fog changes our perceptions of distance…Steven’s chainsaw at the art studio sounded miles away but the bell buoys off Sears Island sounded like you could reach out and touch them…a magical afternoon of chores. What… Read More

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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…

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There was Spring in the air today…I heard more chickadees and phoebes than I have in months, the ground smelled warmer and the goats hung out on their rooftop soaking up the sun…I hope this isn’t a cruel joke… J.J. the hound and I walked to Moose Point State Park… This is what we saw: When we got back we accomplished more tasks from the list…insurance phone calls, banking phone calls, a… Read More

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The storm came out of the Southeast…it started raining in the early hours and didn’t stop for 48 hours…it was warm and there were times I thought for certain we’d find our sky lights and roof shingles scattered across the playground in front of the house.  Sunday morning we had enough snow for a good ski…this is what things look like on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Penobscot Bay Watch has been collecting information this fall to establish the importance of the upper Penobscot Bay fish nurseries.   Their blog is one of my “must reads” and one of the only RSS feeds I subscribe to.  Although we’re not able to stay as active as we’d like, we do manage to participate sometimes and we were happy to invite the group to use our beach for their research. Trained… Read More

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This Morning I got up to a beautiful view of the Penobscot Bay from my campsite. It was so calm I had to go kayaking before breakfast. As soon as I left the beach, only out about 500′ out were 3 to 4 porpoises going in and out of the water. I continued toward Sears Island and watched 2 Tug Boats heading toward Mack Point.  All around me were seals poking there… Read More

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A call came in the other night…the voice on the line was hesitant and started the conversation with “you’re going to think I’m a nut, but…” Now who can’t smile at that? She had a special request: The happy couple (Lisa and Geoffrey) are honeymooning at your camping resort premium site by the ocean and  we would like to do something special for them to make them laugh. The bride wants to win a… Read More

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