Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A few other things that happened this summer

We stopped in Maine to see my family on the way home. We saw some beautiful ships under sail:

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This is the coastal schooner Stephen Taber, out of Rockport, built in 1871 and the oldest continuously operating commercial vessel in the US. We often see it or one of the other windjammers in Stonington harbor or Merchants Row.

And we had ice cream made from the milk of happy cows:

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(The sign says, "The ice cream is made from scratch on a small farm in Maine. It is rich, creamy, delicious and old fashioned in both quality and taste. The cows on the farm are well loved and cared for. They are pasture fed and all have names. They are not injected with any steroids or hormones and fall asleep to music each evening.")

2 comments:

mari said...

yes, the comment fix worked. thanks for letting me know.
that lake looks very inviting. I have just finished taking a kayaking class and hope to add lakes to places I can be.

SEB said...

It's actually the ocean, in among the islands between Stonington and Isle au Haut. There's a passage between the islands known as Merchants Row, which is where the picture was taken.