June Doings

Summer in Maine is always busy: great weather, long days, short growing season, friends and family visits, and chores we’ve been putting off during the winter.  In addition, for me at least, it’s also a time for teaching and volunteering.  I run a few Saturday workshops at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker village: dovetail construction, drawers and a bench.  This past week I was at the Carpenters Boat Shop in Pemaquid.  It’s one of my favorite places to teach: a huge, well equipped post and beam boatshop, great food and wonderful people.  But it’s not all work all the time.  Relaxation is also a big part of summer. After classes we go sailing on Muscongus Bay.  The Boat Shop keeps several vessels in Round Harbor.  We had several afternoons of glorious sailing.  The breeze was good, the scenery spectacular, and the conversation and camaraderie both stimulating and enjoyable.  Add a few dolphins, ospreys, and a loon, and the time spent on the water was one of those unforgettable Maine experiences.             C. H. Becksvoort © 2011

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