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We’re wet. I know, April showers bring May flowers but enough is enough. Our critters are walking around flooded pastures, our driveway is slick with mud and potholes Wait, this doesn’t sound like a good promotional piece for visiting Maine does it? Let me start over… The gods have given us ample reason to sit in front of our planning notebooks, big white boards and computers these last couple of weeks. We… Read More

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We finally closed for the season the other day because the wind and the rain made life outdoors too inhospitable for everyone involved…but it’s always with a mixed emotions.  Sure, we’re happy to move into a quieter time where we have long, uninterrupted stretches to focus on tasks at hand but conversely, it’s more fun to talk with guests than it is to dive into the stacks of paperwork we’ve put off… Read More

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It’s been cold and I’ve had a seemingly never ending cold…but things are looking up. This morning Steven and I walked the railroad tracks behind Long Cove in Searsport to catch a better look at a freighter with amazing cranes on the deck. The trees aren’t budding yet but at least the branches are filled with finches and other real tweets of Spring…hee, hee.

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The Bay is strewn with ice further than you could throw a stone. It’s crunchy and salty…as if someone sprinkled sea salt on your snow cone when you weren’t looking

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Christmas 2013, an ice storm to remember

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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… Read More

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In my mind I was going to create one of those catchy slide shows…you know, the ones that click through 100 amazing photos in 2.5 minutes accompanied by some up-beat music…that’s why it’s been so long since the last posting. But the weather has been spectacular and I’ve found a thousand reasons not to be in the office doing computer chores…so here are a few of the photos that may some day… Read More

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