Saturday, July 6, 2013
Almost nothing. I was sitting in the shade in front seat of our car, drinking an icy drink, windows open to let westerly breezes in, pleasantly exercised by a recent paddle about Bucksport Harbor, when I thought, "it doesn't get much better than this."
And really it doesn't. It's not that Bucksport is an amazing paddle, there aren't any small islands or waves(though at certain points in the tide cycle there can be some very challenging conditions just upstream from the fort). There weren't even any buzzards today. But there were some lovely sights:
(To the left is Fort Knox in Prospect, right is the Verso Papermill across the river in Bucksport)
The house at the Ferry Boat Landing just above Fort Knox. What a classic house this is, and such a lovely siting. This is a fun video from 1925 of the ferry in action.
Bucksport Harbor and its surrounding area has far more history associated with it than this short post mentions. Still my key take away from this paddle, was enjoying my local environs is one easy way to build happy summer memories. I hope you're enjoying summer paddles too!