The past week, I have been on vacation.
Yes, it’s true.
I took a week off from developing curriculum, and while some of that time was dedicated to new lighting in the corkscrew room, landscaping the yard behind the Vinalhaven house, and a few more requisite chores that needed tending, the last few days the lovely bride and I headed off on an adventure to Southwest Harbor, Maine.
For those unfamiliar, Bar Harbor is a pretty popular place, even in these times, and on the OTHER side of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, is Southwest Harbor. This non-Bar-Harbor-ish area is known as “the quiet side.”
So, we packed up the kayaks, a fair amount of wine, and headed up.
And, we enjoyed some quiet time kayaking various waterways, going out to eat again, as restaurants are allowed to re-open for dine-in eating (albeit with a fair amount of restrictions) and doing a bit of hiking and running along backroads of Maine and the trails of Acadia.
On our last day, as we headed back down to the midcoast, we hit a couple of flea markets–most of the dealers and shoppers were wearing masks–and in one tent, I found three corkscrews.
On the dollar table.
Technically, each of which was worth the asking price of $1.00, but I only grabbed one.
A simple T-pull, nicely marked for R. Murphy.
Actually, it’s marked twice for R. Murphy Boston
After getting back to Rockland, and the lovely picking up Philos from boarding, we headed out in the Penn-Yan; taking a spin around the Rockland harbor.
A fantastic week of getting away from it all, whilst still staying in Maine.