Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Spending The Day Gunkholing

“Gunkholing is a boating and/or sea kayaking term referring to a type of cruising in shallow or shoal water, meandering from place to place, spending the nights in coves, etc..”  That is exactly what the four of us did; spent the day meandering from place to place along the Penobscot river from Winterport to Prospect and the Penobscot Bay seashore from Frenchman’s Point to Belfast.

We started by taking the back roads from Belfast to Winterport to pick up a case of wine for fellow RVers who are drier than Jetho’s pump out in the mid west (hope the varments can hold out until we get there).  Then we headed southeast following the Marsh River to the Penobscot River stopping at Sandy Point to walk the beach paths.

Sandy Point Beach Shauna and Mike

Where we watched the sailboats race down the Penobscot River past the remains of the Steam Boat Wharf and into the Bay.

Remains of the Steam Boat Wharf Photo By Judy

From their we made our way to Fort Point Lighthouse then along Cape Jellison and through Stockton Springs.

Fort Point Lighthouse

Our bellies began crying, “Feed Me!!” so we made a bee line to the Searsport town dock and Poppy’s Wieners for some crabmeat rolls made with fresh Maine crabmeat.  Yummy!!

Poppy's Wieners Beach at Searsport Town Dock Searsport Harbor

It was a just a fabulous day to be outside enjoying the Maine Coast.  After lunch we made our way back to the old homestead in Belfast for a little relaxation before having another bowl of the remaining Fish Chowder followed by another piece of raspberry pie.  Do we eat to live or live to eat?

Last evening we enjoyed another movie, Freedom Writers, while sipping a little wine.  Are we living right or what?

We have a few things scribbled on the agenda for today but, not so you’d notice.  It will mostly be another “free for all” day so, catch you tomorrow.

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