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Monday, July 18, 2011

A Day at the Coast

Take a look at the lobster boat- it's tres patriotic!

At the beginning of June, Ethan and I were invited on an expedition with the Shivelys to Pemequid.
Brielle in front of the remains of a tavern in what was the original Pemequid Colony.

Growing up we spend a weekend every summer with my mom's side of the family in Pemequid. My Aunt Brenda's in-laws owned a cottage right on the water and we played for hours outside and on the beach. If you've ever read the book Roxaboxen, you'll get an idea of what Kayla, my cousin Roxie and I spent exorbitant amounts of time doing.
Our Tour guide for the fort.

What was once a tower on one of the flanks of the fort.

Fort William Henry
This big rock was originally where the Native Americans would hide whilst attacking the colonists. So, a wise move by the colonists, they built the fort around it!
The Harbor.
We were able to see a gun demonstration. Lock, stock and barrel!

As part of the tour, we went on a boat ride for a Puffin watch.
Four eager sailors!

One sunburned sailor.
Now don't quote me on this one, but I believe this is Monhegan Island. One of Maine's most famous Island villages.
The bird island. We saw 3 puffins- so cute- different kinds of seagulls, comrants and turns. Birds are fascinating!
Photo by Jo-Jo : )
We were also able to scout out some seals.
Ethan (He typed in his own name!)

There is so much rich history in Maine! I encourage you to explore as much of it as you can!

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