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  • Day7

    Kittery : Mall and Lobster

    June 15, 2017 in the United States

    Standard breakfast at the Coachman, then off to the outlets. The shops are in different clusters along both sides of the road for about a mile. Plenty of seats for me to sit and read while shopping.
    The main stores patronised were Osh Gosh, Carters and Chicos. Very restrained purchasing. A lot is riding on the Mall in North Conway NH on Monday. NH Does not have a sales tax and we hope for Monday Madness. The entire holiday schedule has been engineered so that we are in a NH mall on a Monday.
    I did try on two pairs of Hilfiger chinos, black, but leg sizes too short in one and too long in the other. I thought I should go through this process to lead by example and to thereby ensure my shopping companion complied with her daughter's instruction to try things on before buying. I had the same issue with size in Columbia looking for a light waterproof breathable jacket. They had L and XXL but not the required XL.
    My only purchase was a fridge magnet.
    We finished shopping at around 1:30 and repaired to McDonalds to plan the rest of the day. We visited Kittery (stylish, lots of big houses, fort overlooking the cove where we saw two guys catch a big salmon from a boat just off the shore), Ogunquit (a classy resort, quite commercialised but in a stylish way) and York (historic centre, old houses, jail, schoolhouse, loads of information boards). The satnav went haywire and deleted everything as we were driving along. After telling us to turn left....into the sea!
    We ate steamed clams, stuffed lobster and stuffed shrimp at Lobster Cove in York Harbour. Some of us had Prosecco. Others of us had water.
    We returned via a pharmacy for cough medicine.
    Due to the fact that I had reserved the two nights separately, we had to vacate room 1 this morning and re-register this evening for room 2. I hadn't spotted that the two rooms were a different configuration when I booked. VLL.
    The hotel, the Coachman Inn, is a non-chain operation. Very clean, spacious rooms, decent breakfast. Motel type, though last night's room was upstairs.
    We met a couple from New Jersey whose grandson (14) had been to Ireland. They don't card anyone!
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  • Day36

    First thunder storm for the crew!

    September 6 in the United States

    Today started with rough 5’ seas but soon we would be begging for such easy conditions. Weather reported a chance of scattered thunder storms and we ended up right in the teeth of some. We debated whether we could change course and outrun them, but top speed being 8kts, we quickly eliminated that option. We thought about a U-turn, but realized we were surrounded at that point. The choice was to pick a tack we thought would give us the least time in the churn; not an easy decision. We looked at radar images and it looked like the storms were moving NW to SE so we opted to head into the storm at an angle we thought would minimize our time in the mix. Admittedly I was a bit concerned as I watched the seas rise, winds kick up to 30kts, and huge lightning bolts strike the sea within a short distance of the boat. The rain was hard and sideways, and I pulled out my lanyard for the first time and locked in. It was amazing to watch the bow of the boat ride to the top of a wave and then bury into the ocean on the downside! It was my watch and I convinced Lisa to go below for the ride. This is what a sailor wants, the opportunity to be challenged by the elements and come through, and come through we did! We apparently picked the right tack as we only had the worst of it for less than an hour and eventually, as we approached our destination, the seas calmed and we made our mooring in Biddeford Pool. As the following pic shows we again found our sunset.Read more

  • Day36

    The most important storm activity

    September 6 in the United States

    We have become so obsessed with the black flies that about a week ago, David used the butane firelighter to burn one that happened to be on his leg. And, I confess, I cheered.

    For some reason, during rainstorms, the black flies descend upon us. In the middle of today’s thunderstorm with nearby lightning bolts, David asked for the flyswatter, and soon I saw and heard him slaying dozens. Not sure what he was doing about steering at the time (there were some wide swings that I attributed to waves but perhaps that was incorrect).

    Below deck, I was also slaying the feisty beasts. Between us, we probably killed about 30, which was extremely satisfying. If body count matters, we have won the war. However, we now need a new swatter, and are unable to sit on the cockpit seats because of fly carcasses.

    I can’t understand why they come here, to 2 healthy humans. Aren’t they supposed to be feeding on dead, decaying things?? I must be missing something.
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  • Day6

    Sandwich MA to Kittery ME

    June 14, 2017 in the United States

    Breakfast at the Scenic Inn is not very scenic. Collected coffee, orange juice, two bananas and two Danish from reception and ate back on the balcony. The balcony is scenic, though.
    We set off for Salem. Traffic around Boston was very slow, but we got to see some of the tunnels under Boston which were part of the Big Dig.
    Got 2 hours parking for 50c using parkme.com. Salem is a nice town which plays up the witch thing but also has a moving memorial to the innocent people hanged for witchcraft. We went down by the old harbour, which was once the most important in the US. But, over time, as ships got bigger they needed deeper ports, so Salem declined. The city has lots of historical markers with old photographs of how things looked plus information on events and people. Went to see Nathaniel Hawthorne's House with Seven Gables.
    After Salem, we drove to Marblehead. A real find! Old historic houses, an old fort looking out on the harbour full of leisure craft. No marina or dock, all the boats anchored in the little cove. One of the few places outside Manhattan that I live in US.
    After searching for somewhere to eat, we came upon a postman who asked us if we were lost. We asked him for dining recommendations. He obliged with a list and gave a good reference to the Marblehead Pizza. He liked their toppings but not their base, but that was a personal thing. There we had a large pizza and soft drinks. All for $20!
    The owner advised us to drive over the causeway to the lighthouse.
    We set off to get the car and walk the historic district. We went into Abbott Hall, the town hall, which looks more like a church. It has the painting "The Spirit of '76". There we met a very informative gentleman and had an interesting conversation about gerrymandering. There is a bust of Governor Gerry (pronounced with a soft G) in the same room as the painting. According to our guide, Gerry himself was innocent of gerrymandering, but took responsibility for his staff's actions.
    Marblehead was key to the formation of the US navy and had a lot of nautical references in the town hall museum. We took his advice, instead of the pizza man's, and went to the other point in the cove which has the old fort and views of the lighthouse and the cove. Along with Essex CT, Marblehead is the best town we've visited.
    Onwards then to Magnolia's holiday homes and Gloucester's prom and monument to the 5,400 named people who drowned at sea. A few Burkes and some Nolans among them.
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  • Day2

    Day 2: Salvation Army

    May 10, 2017 in the United States

    o Write about one Philadelphian leader you have met: introduce him or her, describe the parts of the leadership system in relation to him or her
    During our time in Philadelphia we met some excellent leaders (Pastor Wes and Major Susan) and some places that did not have great leaders (Share Foods). You have to realize to learn from the good and you become the leader in the not so good situation. Major Susan works with the Salvation Army. I learned that with the Salvation Army, it is similar to an actual army. They have different rankings and wear outfits that symbolize their rankings. The Salvation Army gets donations of toys for their annual Christmas toy give away. Our job was to sort the huge pile of toys by the age and gender we felt matched. That way when it came Christmas time, they could easily place the toys with the right child. Major Susan worked alongside us sorting the toys and even encouraged us. We met our goal of finishing all of the bags, which made many of us happy. Major Susan and her husband even proceeded to feed us a lovely lunch at their building up the street. After seeing the neighborhood that they were located in, we knew that sorting the toys would mean a lot to the kids and the families in the near future. She showed that she was a leader by her actions, her strongest leadership style would be encouraging the heart. By being with her for a little bit I would rate her challenge the process as being the lowest, she strikes me as a woman that follows the rules and does not try differently. Overall I believe we got a lot accomplished at the Salvation Army with the help of Major Susan.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

York County, Йорк, ইয়র্ক কাউন্টি, Condado de York, York konderria, شهرستان یورک، مین, Comté de York, York megye, Յորք շրջան, Contea di York, ヨーク郡, York Kūn, Hrabstwo York, یارک کاؤنٹی، مینے, Comitatul York, Округ Јорк, یارک کاؤنٹی، میئن, Quận York, Condado han York, 約克縣

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