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:

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An overview of Camden.

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

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

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There are two towering steeples.

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

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Shop windows are enticing.

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

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

All this and a two hour nap. Thanks James!