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Contrasts

Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Contrasts

A 45 degree grey day of steady 35mph winds out of the southwest with whitecaps and the few remaining boats bouncing on the bay, was followed by a perfect 63 degree sunny day with only light winds.   We take each as it comes and enjoy each in its own spirit.  So for the first we marvelled from the inside, snug by the fire; for the second we revelled outside in its balmy attitude.  The moon also lined up correctly so we were able to take in the float and ramp, just the two of us, with minimal effort, and then proceeded repairing the dock and shoring up under the lower deck.  What a great day!  It was followed by an equally gorgeous sunset portending rain for tomorrow’s...

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Our “New-to-us” motor boat took us for a Fall Foliage tour up the Sheepscot

Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Our “New-to-us” motor boat took us for a Fall Foliage tour up the Sheepscot

Our “New-to-us” motor boat took us for a Fall Foliage tour up the Sheepscot

All morning the fog had been offering hope that it might lift, but as we departed the security of the dock, it socked in closer, and in a blink Perch Island appeared 200 yards ahead of us.   Then with renewed attention to wind direction we headed out of Linekin Bay.  As we rounded Spruce Point and crossed the mouth of Boothbay Harbor, the white shroud lifted.  We steered into Townsend’s Gut where the last of the mist vaporized into fingers of sunlight piercing between the trees above steep shoreline. We proceeded under the swing bridge  and up the bright blue waters toward the Sheepscot.  What a wonderland of water ledges and trees!  It was an unusually low tide, but we navigated a very narrow spot with seaweed showing all around to get out into the river.  Then back to Robinson’s Wharf for an early supper; we were all famished! The view from our table at Robinson’s was not lacking! After a satisfying round of steamed mussels & clams, lobster stew, shrimp alfredo, and sweet potato fries we veered homeward.  The full moon greeted us as we exited the Gut.  What a perfect afternoon boat ride!   Speeding back to the...

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The majesty and calm of sunset envelopes your evening at Seanook

Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on The majesty and calm of sunset envelopes your evening at Seanook

The majesty and calm of sunset envelopes your evening at Seanook

You can sit by the fire and read in the afterglow.  Or better yet, relax in the sunroom as colors evolve down the whole length of Linekin Bay.  This is one of our favorite things to do, especially in winter when it can take more than an hour for the bright hues to completely fade.  Before we know it we are sitting there in the dark as lights twinkle from Cabbage Island and from across the bay, and perhaps Venus and the moon from above, and blend with the flickering glow from our fireplace into perfect calm.

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The Drama of Fog

Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on The Drama of Fog

The Drama of Fog

Fog.  We woke up to a white world, socked in; we could see nothing.  Occasionally a yellow hint to the light gave evidence that the sun was trying to burn through.   When it finally had the upper hand, the drama of the fog’s last try was breathtaking.  The time difference between this first photo and the last is 4 minutes; its all done in a flash.

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Fall Foliage

Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Paradise, Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

This beautiful September weather we are having portends great Fall color next month.  To the north of here it has already started and is gradually moving down the state.  It should arrive here in earnest by the second week of October and basically last all month barring a ferocious wind storm.  These photos are from October 20 last year. We still have open at Seanook four nights coming up this season, October 20 – 23, 2013.  The best restaurants will be open.  Ports of Italy will serve through November 3.  That time of year you will be able to drive right onto the dock to park for McSeagull’s.  The pace is a bit slower and the attention a little...

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September

Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on September

September

September is our favorite month!  Of course, we say that about every month, but September, regardless, ranks right at the top.  The air is crisp, clear and cool which makes the  colors vibrant and the water sparkle.  It is not too cool to still enjoy summer activities, and around here there are fewer people to deal with when you are doing so.   Although the fish hawks and hermit thrush have already left, other wildlife seem to be more in evidence.  I saw turkeys yesterday, a deer, an eagle, a loon, and a flock of mergansers. Besides that, the tide was high enough for two lobster boats to chug right close by Seanook and into our cove to leave or pick up traps at the shore. This is Maine the way it should be!...

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