where did you have your lunch today?

I had mine here,
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Rockland, Maine

Was out there for a quickbooks class. It was cheap, but you know that you get what you pay for. Although it wasn’t the best use of my time, I made the best use of my lunch time!

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I wanted to ask the harbormaster what this was, but he had a note on the locked door that he was out and about if it was a nice day and to call him on his cell. Hmph. But good for him (or her!).

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It’s a crazy-long rowboat! But why? And who?

The Atlantic Ocean is wicked cold in May (and June and July…and pretty much in August too)
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Don’t care, gotta put my toes in it.

Somebody has been showing off his “toe shoes”… can ya see why I can’t wear them? No?

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May 2005 (I think) at Reid State Park… what is it with me and being barefoot in and near the ocean in May? (Less syndactyly on the other foot. Oh, and if you ever wonder about odd things about yourself and go looking around on the web, it takes about a millisecond to realize that you should be grateful that it isn’t some more awful problem. And, here’s an odd bit… for some reason I know that this can be a sex-inherited trait, on the Y chromosome. I don’t have one of those though!).   … I think those are the same pants!…

OK, back to Rockland…

I was feeling a bit cheated that I didn’t get any of that low tide salty fishy smell… so I went
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off to the commercial/fishing pier (yes I need to clean my camera lens…)

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wow with the rigging and all, eh?

And the dock bumper here is a big old log!
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There were lots of gulls on this pier, and it did smell fishy… maybe because of this?
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Don’t think these traps could hold a lobster like that…

I was heading back, past some boat-building shop, when I saw something in uniform walk by… but I wasn’t quite quick enough with the camera for a good a.w.w. shot
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But then I totally snuck this picture (is this kinnearing?)
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Pure, dumb luck it is a good picture… the camera was hidden in my hand at hip level and I snapped as I walked by.

My car is a manual shift. The state truck is not.
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This is not a stick shift.

And reverse is one click over, not three (thankfully I only took my foot off the brake before I figured that out… no gas involved, otherwise it would’ve been crunch).

You haven’t seen the doggies in a while, so…

On Saturday I looked out in the yard and the dogs looked like slugs in the grass…
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Gracie, Zuzu… They had some special bones (they love their bones!)
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muzzle lickin good

10 Responses so far

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    brenda said,

    May 21, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

    What a great place to spend your lunchtime! The rowboat looks like one of Outward Bound’s pulling boats, and since you were in Rockland, that’s where the Hurricane Island OB school headquarters is located.

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    May 21, 2008 @ 9:26 pm

    The dogs look like mammoths in the grass to me! Soakin’ up the sun as best they can. Black works well for that.

    Beautiful luncheon site.

    I could tell from the context what Brenda, above, meant by OB, but given my line of work, it’s hard for me NOT to interpret that differently! I certainly wouldn’t want to deliver a baby in that boat unless there was no other option….

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    Tanya said,

    May 21, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

    Boy that makes me miss new england, but then my work commute is on a foot ferry across the sound so i do get to experience the sea twice a day! Nice pictures! So did you have clams for lunch? With malt vinegar?

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    kmkat said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 12:56 am

    I wish we had an ocean.

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    Chris said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 8:13 am

    Definitely kinnearing! :) That’s definitely a more interesting lunch locale than my usual!

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    Emily said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    Nice AWW shot.

    I drive a van for work that’s an automatic (while I prefer a stick for my personal vehicles.) I just love that feeling when you can’t find the clutch!

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    Carolfog said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    Lisa, you’re a riot! AWW indeed! Love your ocean!

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    mollybee said,

    May 22, 2008 @ 3:22 pm

    OMG! I am so so so so so so JEALOUS! One of my favorite things to do is walk the Rockland Breakwater (then meander up to Camden and up on Mt. Battie, then take a stroll on Lincolnville Beach and then end up the excursion with a couple of lobsters at Young’s Lobster Pound in Belfast). I am so ocean sick! Lake Michigan is big enough to give the illusion, but it doesn’t smell right!

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    Julie said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 5:31 am

    What a great way to spend your lunchtime! Love the AWW pic :-)

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    May 25, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

    Looks like a great place to celebrate spring in Maine! And thanks for adding another word to the vocabulary –

    C.

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