Posts Tagged 'midcoast Maine'

Reggae Church with the Dani Tribesmen

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Winters are cold here. And quiet.

But we hardy Yankees always manage to find an enjoyable way of passing the dark months. A couple of years ago, local musician Dave Gagne approached McSeagull’s owner Ralph Smith with an idea to help them both. His wildly popular reggae band, the Dani Tribesmen, are known for their sell-out cruises on Sunday nights during the summer. What about offering brunch on Sunday afternoons in the winter, complete with live music? Hence “Reggae Church” was ...

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Bean Boots, and why you should buy them for Christmas.

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If you happened to read my last blog “Christmas at the Welch House”, maybe you remember my “Buy Local, Give Global” statement. In the same vein, let’s talk about L.L. Bean.

L.L. Bean was founded by, well, Leon Leonwood Bean in 1912 and this boot design, “The Maine Hunting Boot” was his first product.

This is a Bean Boot.
The often imitated, never duplicated Bean Boot.

He was an outdoorsman himself, and was sick and ...

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Rain, rain. . . Oh, for cryin’ out loud!

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If you live anywhere near the East Coast, you’ve spent the last forty days and forty nights listening to the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops hitting absolutely everything.

Those of us that live here in the harbor understand that, environmentally speaking, we live in a temperate rainforest, and like the Brits we are used to rain.

I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.
I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.

So, when ...

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Fisherman’s Festival – 2011

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When I was a kid . . . (Cue gentle snoring).

Ahem. When I was a kid, we used to go visit my Great-Grandmother in Groton, VT for the annual Fall Festival. At the time I thought it was pretty hokey. They would have a parade, with the town’s single fire engine, kids with decorated bikes and ...

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Winter in Boothbay Harbor + New Restaurant Review

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Well . . . Here it is, the end of January already.

Winter at the Welch House Inn

You’re probably wondering what we do for fun during the winter. To be honest, it is pretty sleepy here from Christmas to Easter, but we manage to amuse ourselves.

We go out to friend’s houses alot ...

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