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Jun 18, 2017 - Sunset Point Campground (6/12 - 6/14/17)

Our friends, Roy and Becky Moore, recommended this park. We are so very glad they did. This is a very nice park with 21 RV sites, 9 tent sites, laundry and a very nice bathhouse. It is located right on a bay area that has a very substantial ebb and flow of tides. We were in site #4. It is Sunset Point because there is a great view from the edge of the bay on top of a large rock that is just off a path that surrounds the park. We walked the whole trail and took pictures of the 'look of Maine' out over the water. There is a small lagoon area...

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Jul 20, 2014 - It's 6 AM... Ready for a kayak trip?

(DOZENS OF MOSQUITOS DIED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIS ENTRY.) If I can manage to get up on time... I really enjoy early morning paddling trips. It's the best time to experience the world in what appears to be a "state of rest". Wind is non-existent, the water is calm, the sun is just coming up, and not a sound can be heard. It's no coincidence that your mind reaches a similar state when you're out here, "gliding on glass" as I call it. On a particularly calm day, your photos look just as good upside down, as they do right side up... which is...

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Jul 13, 2014 - From Flooded, to Mudded in Harrington Bay

Submitted for your entertainment... photos of high-tide, and low-tide in Harrington Bay and the miscellaneous coves within. You can use objects like houses and decks for estimates of depth... but it's anywhere from 5 feet, to 12 feet depending on where you're standing. Enjoy.

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Jul 12, 2014 - Maine's Scenic Coast

Loren Eiseley wrote in 1957: “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” This is the thought that crosses my mind, as I sit upon a granite boulder on Maine’s coastline. The tide is coming in as the sun sets, and the sounds of Kitaro flow through my headphones as smoothly as the rippling water moves gently up the shoreline. The tides in this region are extreme, so much so that you don’t dare go for a paddle without consulting the predictions for the day. Every five hours or so, the water retreats from the shallow, but far...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Harrington

This was a great site; flat, with a sheltered table and good firepit. There were trails along the shore and a clean laundry room. 3 nights here; daytrips to wine tasting (Cathrine Hill) and Revolutionary War sites (Machias). The first naval battle of the war and the 'start' of our NAVY was on Maine waters. The front right tire of our truck started a slow leak; we kept air in it (carry a compressor!) and decided to get it checked/fixed in Ellsworth at Dodge dealer the next day after arrival in SWH. tbc

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Oct 1, 2007 - Leah's Log: Our Version of the Long Trailer

Today we drove all the way from Vermont to western Maine,. At first we didn't know where we were going because the campsite where we had planned to stay had a 2 night minimum, and we wanted to stay only one night. While we were trying to get to western Maine we drove up twisted, winding hills and it was kind of like the movie The Long, Long Trailer. When we finally found a campsite, Stonybrook Recreation Center, there were just a bunch of old people in the campers. There were absolutely no kids around. The play area was kind of dangerous...

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Oct 1, 2007 - Leah's Log: Hangin' In Harrington

Finally we are going to stay in one campsite for a while. (Over the next few days, we will be looking at houses and land in the surrounding towns). It's a nice campsite (with lots of dogs in it)and there are two other campers staying here. Behind our trailer there are apple trees and we have been picking and eating them every day. They are really small and sour but some of the riper ones are good. There is also some water behind us. We are not going to be driving as much now. We're taking it nice and easy and hanging in Harrington. More soon.

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