Posted by: sunnyharvy | July 19, 2012

Our first zero miles day

Dawn brought cool clear weather, which is such a relief after so much hot and humid weather at home this summer. HaRVY got to stay put today, but we sure didn’t. I headed out early on my bike to cycle around the campground for exercise and photo ops while Al slept in a bit longer and did his usual stretching routine in the bunk.

Bob’s Red Mill pancakes with real maple syrup, yogurt, fruit and nuts followed as we listened to Mozart. We haven’t had a lot of music so far, and classical is extremely rare for us, but it perfectly suited our setting here in these majestic woods.

This campground is amazing, the best I’ve ever visited (at least so far). The brochure says it is “ideal for the camper seeking solitude and beautiful scenery” and that’s no lie. It is surrounded on three sides by the salt waters of Cobscook Bay and virtually all the sites are secluded so you can’t see anyone else. Many (like ours) are located at the water’s edge providing excellent vantage points to observe the ebb and flow of the tides.

 Speaking of which, we had to wait for the tide to come in before we could launch our kayaks, which we did by sliding them down a steep dirt chute right from our campsite. The tidal range here is 20-feet, so you need to know when the tides are before venturing out as you could get swept out to sea or stuck in the mud for up to 6 hours. We had a great paddle in nearly ideal conditions. We had a bit of wind to paddle against for awhile, but the scenery was well worth it. Nobody else was in sight for as far as we could see, just a few lobster boats at anchor. This must be heaven.

We returned to our campsite for lunch and a bit of R&R. Later in the afternoon we got back on our bikes to tour the rest of the campground. Grilled Mahi Mahi, pesto pasta, fresh snap peas and organic pear wine from Shalom Farm hit the spot before we hit the pillows for a well-deserved night’s sleep.

Picture perfect weather from low 60’s in morning to mid-70’s most all day. Cool evening. 0 miles

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