Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sailing on a schooner

The high temps today have me longing for Maine and sailing.I'm not complaining mind you. I promised I wouldn't complain about heat this past winter.

One of our adventures last month was to take the Margaret Todd Schooner out of Bar Harbor. It is a 151 foot schooner and cruises Frenchman's Bay.

Arriving early, I picked the best seat in the house . . . or so I thought.

See that humongous sail? I was right under it and there was a terrific rainstorm the night before.
You guessed it. . . When the sail was hoisted I got a free shower. I should have taken my soap.

Mr.Vintage, resting after helping to hoist the sails. Did I mention that it is a 
four man, four woman crew? And did I mention that Mr. Vintage really, really enjoyed his little boat ride?

The water and skies were crystal clear.

If you are going to be in the area or want more information you can go here.
No, I don't work for them but it was an inexpensive, fun, little adventure.
If the heat holds on  here I may become a stow away. I'm sure they could use a hard working Mema!

Linking to
Outdoor Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
Picture Story


  1. well, that little shower would have been cooling, anyway! I've never been on a schooner, but am hoping to when I am in Maine later this summer.

  2. Beautiful pictures and sounds like a lovely day! Mildred

  3. I've been on plenty of boats, but have never sailed. Looks like you had a great time. Visiting from Outdoor Weds.

  4. this ship is a bit bigger then my kayak. :) I would not mind that one either.

  5. Just one word.....DREAMY!!!

    WAVE ACTION is my watery link. Do stop by if you have time. And, have a super Wednesday!!!

  6. What a beautiful schooner - I love that very first shot of it sailing by.

  7. What nice outdoor pictures! If you like, join us on PicStory. This week: outdoor!
    LG Tina :)

  8. Hi Annette,
    It's nice to meet you, too! I enjoyed looking around your blog and appreciate you stopping and leaving a comment on mine.
    Looks like a wonderful trip to Maine.
    Sorry about the shower but isn't it great to go sailing?
    I'm in the upstate. What part are you in?

  9. Gorgeous adventure!

    Watery Wednesday post at my page, please drop by if you can. Thanks!

  10. That looks like a crazy fun day!! I would never complain about a free shower from that boat! Stow-away Mema, I'm sure they'd love to keep ya,HA!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today hope to see you again soon,bring some of that ocean with you please!!!

  11. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures with us on PicStory*. From Saturday there will be also a voting. :) LG Tina

  12. ...ein schöner Beitrag für das Projekt....
    LG: Karin

  13. What a beautiful way to spend a day! Thank you for taking us along on your journey. :)

  14. Linda and I were on the Margaret Todd Schooner a few years back.. What a great time.. Did you help raise the sails??? BarHarbor and Acadia N.P. one place I would like to go back to.

  15. Thank you very much for alle thoose nice pictures. I love your photos!


  16. How wonderful. To be able to say, "I've ridden on a schooner!"

    Blessings, Debbie

  17. What a way cool ship! I'd love sail on her. You are welcome to send A LITTLE of your heat up to the NW. We had 65 and pouring rain all day yesterday.
    Going to have a tea party to honor my daughter and 1st grandbaby in August-can you please give this Yank a recipe for sweet tea? blessings, k

  18. I was thinking about you today. I wondered where you have bee, but it looks like you have been right here. I don't know how I keep missing your posts.

    We vacationed in Bar Harbor in 2001, and I SO wanted to sail on this schooner. Each day I would see it out on the water... We stayed at the Holiday Inn Sunspree. Beautiful area of the US, but very different than the rest of the eastern seashore.

    I hope you are having a wonderful summer! La


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