Sep 07

Daily Pics: State of Maine

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

We’ve been exploring the local area. Little towns that pin the map. Spent the afternoon in Castine, whose town motto is “under the elms and by the sea”. That sea heritage shines through with Main Street heading down to the shoreline, and the Maine Maritime Academy it’s anchor institution. We had planned to see Fort George, but ended up on The State of Maine instead – a ship previously used as an oceanographic vessel that has been recommissioned for training for the MMA. In short a bunch of students on the high seas.

 

Baby smiling in bed

Morning smiles and wishing all the dads in Australia a happy Father’s Day

 

View of lake through dirty RV window

Even a dirty window can’t marr the view

 

View of the shoreline in castine

Pretty tiny town of Castine

 

Sign for Markel's bakehouse

In search of cake and wifi

 

Cookie and coffee

Found. Sugar high with gluten free peanut butter and choc chip cookie

 

Mum and smiling baby at cafe

Baby Boy O causing a stir with the locals

 

Baby with plate on his hand

Playtime improvisation – Baby Boy O’s Super Hero shield

 

State of Maine training ship

Off to see the State of Maine

 

Gangway to ship

Permission to board

 

Baby with official badge

All official on his first boat

 

Deck of boat

Engineers dream boat with four anchors and lots of other moving parts

 

View from the Captain's chair

View from the Captain’s chair

 

Baby and dad listening to the tour

Listening intently to shipmate Stevens and asking questions about pirates

 

Man cleaning RV window

Then back home scrubbing the decks, making room for an unobstructed view

 

Yesterday’s post: A Day of Naps and Swimming in Toddy Pond

Tomorrow’s post: Cruising Toddy Pond

 

 

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