Archive for July, 2008

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Frank and I were able to sneak out to see one of Midcoast Maine’s most beautiful new attractions. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is located on 248 waterfront acres in Boothbay. It’s a wonderfull day trip from Rockland. The gardens feature a staggering variety of perennials, native wildflowers and beautiful stonework.

We had a beautiful day to walk the grounds and enjoy the gardens. Click the link below to view my web album. Enjoy!

http://picasaweb.google.com/rpjwalter/CoastalMaineBotanicalGardens

2008 Parade of Sails

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Not many know this but Rockland, Maine is home to the largest fleet of historic schooners in the country. They all offer either multi-night sails or day sails. This past friday marked the annual Parade of Sails where the local fleet, as well as schooners from other parts of the coast, converge upon Rockland harbor for all to see. Myself (and upwards of 500 others) took the 7/8 mile walk out to the Breakwater lighthouse in the middle of our harbor to enjoy the show. Please click the following link to see the photos. The photo in the post is of the Victory Chimes, a three masted schooner that is depicted on the Maine state quarter! Enjoy!

http://picasaweb.google.com/rpjwalter/ParadeOfSails2008