Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eggmoggin Reach, Buck’s Harbor and Camden

Our last night in Somesville, we braved the rain and the dark to attend opening night of the Acadia Summer Repertory Theatre’s performance of a British comedy, “Pool’s Paradise.” It was hilarious and well worth the effort. On Wednesday, we had a lovely but cloudy sail up Eggomoggin Reach. Blue skies greeted our arrival in pretty Buck’s Harbor, (photo above) the setting for a famous children’s book by Robert McCloskey, “One Morning in Maine.” What a thrill for Radeen to arrive at the dock exactly as depicted in the book, to walk past Condon’s Garage and down the hill past the church to the little grocery store where Sal and Jane got ice cream cones! Buck’s Harbor Marine has a clean bathhouse, outdoor showers, one new washer and dryer and a little store selling the usual items, plus Robert McCloskey’s books.

Thursday was a short day, only 3 hours to Camden, which may be our new favorite place. There are more schooners and windjammers sailing from here than any other port in the world! We hosted a cocktail party for the Island Packet Armada which will sadly be breaking up soon. We have really enjoyed travelling as a fleet!

Camden Maine Harbor
with IP420 Ore Nego at the bottom of the waterfall
The River Waterfall
runs right through town and into the harbor!
Chart of Camden Maine and the harbor
Notice where the waterfall flows into the harbor!
I could easily spend a week or more in this town, it is beautiful...

2 comments:

Mark, Beth and Noah said...

Read your blog to Noah tonight... he has One Morning in Maine on his nightstand. It is one of our favorites. Spent many hours playing in Camden as a kid while my father painted watercolors of the harbor.

Thanks for sharing the stories and photos for those of us back in the working world.

Mark

Debbie said...

Dear Hayden and Radeen: I didn't even know about that waterfall in Camden. Very cool. Unfortunately, we didn't spend a lot of time there last summer though it is an amazing place! Glad to see the fun is still continuing! Love, Debbie