Saturday, July 14, 2007

More Ocean!

Went out boating yesterday....out on the ocean twice in one season! Yay! We had a blast. We put in at Camden, went out to Islesboro and anchored for lunch, then headed over to Rockland Harbor to check out the Windjammer Parade of Sails. Found Brenda, of course. Mark yelled over to her to see if she had any cookies, and she yelled back, "What? You want me to toss my cookies?!" and when she came back with a package of them, she counted off to three and simultaneously threw the cookies to Mark while everyone went "BLEEEEHHHHH" over the side. Then another buzz by, she was wearing a pirate captain's costume and came surging over the rail shouting "ARRRRRRR!" Definitely one of my favorite people. She flies an Elmo flag on her boat. (along with the Jolly Roger)

The kids had such a good time. Mark had been in a nasty mood because he had forgotten that we were going, and had wanted to bike over to a friend's house, but he perked up considerably. He was sitting in the back of the boat, and we hit a LOT of big waves that splashed over and completely soaked him from head to toe. I laughed. A lot.

Each of the kids got a chance to drive the boat, which they really enjoyed. Kira and Angel went down below during a lot of the traversing from harbor to harbor, and they were rolling around on the cushions while we hit waves and they bounced all over the place. There was much hysterical shrieking and laughter.

Mark collected some seawater in an empty Sierra Mist bottle, and announced that he was going to do a science experiment of turning salt water into fresh water. He's planning to write up all of his results and turn it in to the science teacher in the fall. Cool kid.

Anyway. Fantastic day, beginning to end. Very relaxing. Of course, I took pictures. :D Here are some:

The Angelique. I was very taken by the color of the sails. Beautiful boat.

The Isaac H. Evans.

The Evans passing the Rockland Breakwater.


Osprey nest in Rockport Harbor. There were two, actually, but I only took pictures of this one. There was also one where we anchored in Isleboro, at the top of a very tall pine tree.


Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog congratulations

salutations from Catalonia Spain

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! Great pictures! -Ro (catching up on your blog at the library!)