We have gotten back from four days of boating in Mid-Maine….regatta, eating, lots of driving and knitting blindly. Prior to heading up to meet with our boat friends I bought some stuff from Mr. Bill – my organic pal.
The next set of photos are all of the regatta situation….early morning, early evening and everything in between. Quite a bit of weather changes too.
Classic Maine Morning:
Most humans don’t see it this way but because we are such dorks by going to bed at sunset we are up at 5 drinking coffee.
Then there is this boat…just beautiful.
Then it tacked and we were directly behind it while it went wing on wing up the waterway. They call this pages of the book.
We had some amazing sunrises and sets with the usual threat of a nighttime storm. Boat people don’t like to see these clouds as we’re all close together on anchor and having wind some through is not good – it pulls and yanks everyone in different directions. Some people end up dragging anchor and crashing into others. It’s a nightmare. We ALWAYS anchor away from the fleet for this reason and the parties which can go all night. Those raft up people are usually hopping from boat to boat half the night with beverages in hand.
This is a boat built by my husbands mentor Bud McIntosh. It’s quite old. Our friends Max & Lavana Sholtz owned it for 30 years I believe and now someone else has it. It’s a beautiful boat with lots of memories. Her name is AUDACITY.
After days of strong sunshine on that water my eyes felt like they were burning out of my head (and I wear very dark glasses). I went to our bunk in the bow to have an eye rest but the view through the hatch was cool, I thought. Had to drag my butt back up and find the camera phone.
Pinching our time, as usual, pretty much the second we got home Paul and his buddy Pat Keefe turned right around for their BUCKET LIST adventure. My man is turning 60 tomorrow so he’s off to celebrate with a drive/camp/sail adventure around Labrador. And, I am so friggin happy he found a guy to do this with. Labrador= bugs, cold, wet, uncomfortable, in my books. Thank you Pat! This is great – it’s a forever drive so I now have at least two to three weeks of getting some stuff done here without interruption. Yea, I can see weaving and sewing in my future.
They look really happy don’t you think? Be safe boys.
While trolling around in the garden today picking Lemon Verbena I found our first tomato – an heirloom no less.
This month’s Herb Companion has a Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe. Yum.
This much Verbena gave me the 1.5 cups of chopped verbena I needed for the jelly.
Now I’ve got to get cracking with my day. I have a catering job coming up this Thursday and need to shop. I’m making the Mushroom Pate again and need to make yogurt cheese to serve this time with the Verbena jelly melted, I think. I’ll be making the quick oat bread as a base but this time with all white flour and perhaps pistachios so you can see the green fleck (I hope). I love experimenting with that bread – it is good all ways and fast!