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Sep 20, 2015 - Rockland, Maine

No hurry to get up in Rockland. We knew we would have to take a tender boat off. Went to breakfast and met up with a couple from Ireland and some ladies from Washington D.C. We planned to walk through town to the Breakwater Lighthouse. A granite breakwater, extending 7/8s of a mile across Penobscot Bay leads to the Lighthouse. Not the easiest walk but the day was beautiful and the views were fantastic. The town is just what you would think a coastal town in Maine would look like. It has a busy working wharf, a harbor full of schooners, and...

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Sep 17, 2013 - Rockland, ME

Day 36 - Rockland, ME 9/17/2013 Today we traveled from New Hamshire to Maine. In CA, they tell you not to brake for wildlife on the road, here, they tell you to brake for moose, too many lives have been lost. We landed at the Elks in Rockland. We will be here for 2 nites, at no cost. We have electricity, but no internet. We passed through Bethlehem and saw this church. I snapped a quick picture. The train was interesting, as the engine was headed toward the passenger car. The worlds largest telephone was erected in honor of the last company...

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2013 Fall Colors

Sep 7, 2013 - More Maine

Day 186 - 187 of The Big Trip As was forecast, Sept 6 was a beautiful day. The first thing I did was cook our lobsters. They were on ice and probably OK, but I didn't want to take any chances. Having only about 80 miles to drive, we got our usual mid-morning start. Not far down the road on US1, out of Bar Harbor, is one of the prettiest bridges we've ever seen. It's not your typical suspension bridge. After getting set up at the Elks Lodge, in Rockland, we drove to Rockport. We'd heard there is a boat yard there that makes the most...

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Jul 27, 2013 - Portland, Rockland, Rockport in Casco Bay, Maine

The weather and water temperature has changed completely as we head up into Maine. In Cape Cod the water temperature was 27 now it is 15 to 16. The beautiful sunny weather has turned to some rain and fog which is a characteristic of Maine. The fog is one thing I don't enjoy at all. The red and green navigation buoys all have bells and emit sounds. We are also navigating through huge numbers of lobster pots, marked with coloured floats that we don't want to run over if we can help it. We have been in some beautiful anchorages and small...

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May 26, 2013 - Rockland and Owl's Head, Maine

Rockland is a neighboring town to Camden where we stayed. It was another charming Maine coastal town. We visited the Lighthouse Museum in Rockland where we learned a lot more about lighthouses. For instance, the lights are classed by size, 1-5, with 5 being the largest, and most lighthouses had small cannons to shoot rescue ropes out to floundering vessels. All the Maine lighthouses are automated now; sadly there are no more full time light keepers. There are many lighthouses in Maine and we visited one only a few miles away; Owl's...

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Aug 17, 2012 - Sailing on the Olad and more lobster

We went to Camden early and had lunch. The restaurant had a great upstairs outside balcony that over looked Camden Harbor. We had a delicious lunch and then sat there and visited with another couple on vacation. We wandered through several shops. At a children's store/game shop I bought a new game. called Power Yahtzee. We really like it and play in the evenings after dinner. This one gives our brains more of a challenge than regular Yahtzee. Good fun! Finally it was time to line up for the schooner cruise. There were about 20 of us on the...

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Aug 16, 2012 - A rainy day in Rockport

We woke up during the night to BIG thunder and then lots of lightening. Sounds so neat on the roof of the trailer. Then it continued to rain all day. I went to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. This particular museum houses the work off American artists. Many works by N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth and Andrew's son Jamie are on display at the museum. I am especially fond of the work done by Andrew Wyeth. On the way home I stopped at the local Chevrolet Store where I had an appointment to have the oil changed on the Tahoe. Took less...

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Aug 15, 2012 - First day at Rockport, Camden and Rockland

Today went in to Camden and checked out the schooners. Fred would like a two hour sail on a schooner. There are five to choose from and he decided on the Olad. No openings for today and it is supposed to rain tomorrow so we are staying an extra day and will take the 2:30 to 4:30 cruise on Friday. Fine with me as I wanted to stay one day longer anyway. There is so much to do. Then we drove around town a bit and saw the Aldermere Cows. Ask any local in Rockport or Camden where the "Belties" are, and they’ll point you to Aldermere Farm, long...

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Aug 14, 2012 - On the way down to Rockport, Maine

Today we moved to Rockport, Maine. Fred really wanted to go all the way down to Portland but I held out for Rockport and gave him good reasons. We are at a campground called Megunticook Campground by the Sea. It is actually named after a lake in the area. We are between Camden and Rockland. Rockport bills itself as the lobster capital of the world. There is a nice deck with a lovely view of the bay. Camden and Rockland are tourist towns but not too terribly busy. We have a nice campsite in the woods and it is very quiet and the Wifi is...

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Jun 6, 2012 - The Start of our summer journey. May 26th 2012 for Roger.

Roger arrived 6 days before Maggie & Camden in Rockland, ME where our “Dande Girl” was stored for the winter. It always takes a busy week to get all boat systems operational, safety checks made & nautical charts laid out in the manner of our travels. 3 AC/heating units, sewage treatment systems, engines, generator, navigation equipment, charts and cruising guides organized. Additionally this year netting was installed all around the life lines aboard for Maggie's new puppy. After Maggie and Camden's arrival bad weather set in. Rockland...

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Aug 21, 2011 - Rockland and some boat maintenance

Rockland, Maine has been a regular stop for all our trips north. Several attractions stand out, including the long breakwater and picturesque lighthouse. First is the Farnsworth Museum where Andrew Wyeth art is displayed and on at least one occasion, we have caught the guided tour provided by his grand-daughter Victoria. This time we made our annual foray to the museum, but didn't stay long. Another attraction once was the infamous restaurant "Conte's" on the water, rude and rowdy, but with some of the best food around. This time in we...

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Sep 10, 2010 - Rockland ME, 9/1 to 9/10

We were really impressed by the hard working Mainers who prepared for the possible hurricane. Good Golly, those people worked sunrise to sunset at a very fast pace to get hundreds of vessels out of the water, to safety. We heard this was being done at all marinas along the coast. The East Coast was spared the tragedy and we were rushed to vacate Dande Girl and Journey's End Marina Slip. That meant Roger and Maggie worked sunrise to sunse... oops, cocktail hour to pack up all our possessions that needed to be removed and sent home. We...

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