Waiting for the rain

New England spirit is alive. The resilience, small businesses, local pride, the education and can do attitiude are felt here. I am at home in the attitude.

But Susan and I let our concerns about the weather keep us from cycling today. The weather report was dire; lots of rain, flood warnings, end of the world type stuff. We thought about cycling in that on a narrow road with no shoulder and opted for the comforts of James home and hospitality. We spend the day wandering Camden. I feel sheepish (but secretly glad).

Camden is a picture book Maine harbor town:


An overview of Camden.


A rushing creek splits in two and flows into the harbor.


Camden has a high ecological consciousness. Here is a good idea for Transition.


There are two towering steeples.


The harbor has some tall ships that you can sail on.


Shop windows are enticing.


Azaleas, Rhodies, Lupen are in bloom accenting the greens, and the Dandylions invite puffing.



And when you turn your head theres the sea and it’s boats.

All this and a two hour nap. Thanks James!

2 thoughts on “Waiting for the rain

  1. Hi Shawn,
    Phil and I are enjoying your descriptive blog and captivating pictures. We envy your sense of adventure as we have grown too accustomed to our creature comforts to attempt a trip such as yours. I hope you don’t mind if we vicariously join you through your blog and cheer you on from the sidelines! I can see you cruising through the streets of Portland, peering through windows, stopping to photograph an attractive scenic view, or chatting with the locals. We miss you and are sending you sunny days, warm breezes, and comfortable resting places, Diane & Phil 🙂

  2. Great pics..we had that rain… Andrea ahh she was pretty tame all things considered..love the rain..when you have a minute please give me a recommendation on a touring bike in case I join ya at some point….have been looking on Craigs list but they all look like a bit to narly and they will hurt yer ass over time..am riding an old Raleigh…the handle bars are a bit low and my hands/fore arms tend to fall a sleep a bit…happy cycling…cheers to you and Susan

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