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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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