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>> Saturday, August 24, 2013

My husband and I had an abbreviated vacation in Downeast Maine again this year.  It had been a few years since we'd been there, and we have missed it badly.  Unfortunately, because of circumstances beyond our control, it wound up being a shorter trip than we would have liked.  But at least it was a little dose of Maine-ness.

We stayed at Cobscook Bay State Park again, and visited a number of our favorite haunts again, as well as a few new ones.

Of course I took my camera, but since I've done a fair bit of photography there, I was working hard not to just repeat shots I've taken before.  I don't think I succeeded when it comes to fishing boats - I took some shots that look remarkably like ones I've taken before.  But fishing boats have such visual charm I found it hard to resist.  Mind you, I do not forget for a second that fishing is a damn hard way to make a living, especially with overfishing continually reducing fish populations, and the hard winters of Maine, and the wild tide changes of the Bay of Fundi.  In lovely summer weather, though, one has to work to remember the hard life the fishermen live.

I apparently especially love red fishing boats.

We also had some nice atmospheric fog this year that made for fun photo ops.

Anyway, this is round one of Maine photos, featuring iconic fishing community images.  There will be more to come, of various themes.  

This was totally unintentional, but I love how it looks like a mini boat is suspended on the seaweed-covered rope:


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