Out With a Bang

Summer comes late and leaves early in Maine.  Most folks say the season is from July 4 through Labor Day.  That’s not very long!

Windjammer FestivalHere on the midcoast, Camden says good bye to summer with the Windjammer Festival when schooners from the area join Camden’s fleet and take over the harbor.It is a fun filled weekend with activities and displays of all kinds.

Windjammer FestivalNothing brings more cheers than the lobster crate race, definitely for the young and nimble!

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Some schooners are available for cruises on Penobscot Bay, always a favorite adventure for visitors.  With all sails up, the windjammer is a majestic sight,  a symbol of a bygone era.

Other schooners host an open house to give folks an idea of what it’s like to live aboard.  It’s pretty close quarters, and one has to have a real sense of adventure to enjoy a week long stay.  From what I’ve heard, the food is quite good so that’s a real plus!

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Yes, summer goes out with a big bang on Maine’s midcoast, but except for giving up my white jeans I’m going to enjoy it until it’s officially fall.

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So Long Summer!

Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white.[7]

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis, theNational Hot Rod Association hold their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race.

In the U.S. most school districts that started summer vacation in early to mid-June will resume school near this day (while schools that had summer begin near Memorial Day will have already been in session for about 3 weeks).

Sadly, in Maine Labor Day does mark the end of summer, an all too short season here.  With that in mind, folks make every effort to enjoy what may be the last of summer activity.

 Some will take a final sail on a schooner

or kayak to a favorite spot.

 Some will explore one of the many coastal islands

looking for a special treasure.  

Some will gather with friends for a picnic,

camp in a tranquil spot

while others hike an island or mountain trail.

Some will wait in line for a lobster roll as they travel through Wiscassett. 

Some may just take time to smell the flowers.

Fireworks may light the night sky causing crowds to oooh and ahhh.

 As for me, I’m wearing my white jeans one more time and making sure the black ones are ready for tomorrow.  No matter where you are, here’s hoping you are enjoying your day.  

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