Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Gunkholing We Will Go

A gunkholing we will go, a gunkholing we will go, hi ho the derrie-o, a gunkholing we will go!  For those of you that have never heard the term gunkholing, here’s the meaning.  Gunkholing is a boating term referring to a type of cruising in shallow or shoal water, meandering from place to place, spending the nights in coves. The term refers to the gunk, or mud, typical of the creeks, coves, marshes, sloughs, and rivers that are referred to as gunkholes. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – highlighted phrase is mine)

Saturday, if you remember from yesterday’s blog entry, began with thunder storms and rain.  Well, the thunder storms continued through the morning so we just “stood” inside and read or played on our ‘puters.  By twelve thirty the storms had passed and it quit raining so the four of us could go outside and play.  We decided to take a trip to Rockland, gunkholing along the way.

The first stop was at Camden Custom Embroidery to see if we could find a couple of denim shirts for Judy and I.  This is where we had our “Wandering America” hats embroidered a couple of years ago.  With the “mission accomplished” we took to the streets once again continuing on toward Rockland.

Our next stop was at an antique shop, the Marketplace, in Rockland.  Nothing in there said, “Take me home”, however, ‘twas fun to look at all the “old stuff” and remember that “we had one of those when we were kids!”  “Mom had a set of bowls just like that, but she didn’t pay $62 for them!”  “Look at these old Life magazines.”

Along the return trip home we stopped at a couple of “organic/natural” food stores, the Farmers General Store and the Maine Cheese store, as well as a consignment shop, the Consignment Cottage, in Rockport.  Organic/natural food is pricey but very tasty.  The Consignment Cottage is an “upscale” second hand clothing store with good “stuff” and very reasonable prices.  Shauna found a few items that she “needed”, but the rest of us came away empty handed.

“Home again, home again, jiggity jig!”  We all decided that after cleaning up the fish chowdah for lunch, we weren’t really hungry for a big dinnah so we just had some smoked trout and cheese and crackers along with a piece of apple pie – we’re big kids so we can eat what we want, when we want, and we don’t have to clean up our plates if we don’t want to. 

So that’s pretty much how we spent our day.  Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. I am thinking that old "cornbinder" would be a match for your GMC in the towing department. But then I am partial to Fords when it comes light trucks.....LOL.