A Cruise To Long Island

A couple days ago Jason Gendron and I decided to go on a cruise in Casco Bay. We quickly sketched out some plans and Jason invited the rest of the Maine Flickr Meetup Group.

This morning the girls and I met Jason for breakfast at the Palace Diner in Biddeford. It was excellent, as usual! After Jason left I met a couple guys my age and enjoyed a conversation about iPhones and education (they both had iPhones and one was a local elementary school principal).

Breakfast at the Palace Diner in Biddeford
Breakfast at the Palace Diner in Biddeford

After breakfast we washed the car before driving to the ferry terminal in Portland. The girls always enjoy the automated car wash so I procrastinated until they could be with me. They were not disappointed and giggled the entire time.

The girls LOVE to go through the automatic carwash
The girls LOVE to go through the automatic carwash

We met Jason, David and Bob at the ferry terminal. Because the sky was overcast and the weather colder than forecast we decided to go only as far as Long Island. We bought our tickets and embarked Aucocisco III at Gate 3.

The girls got a table inside and read books while the rest of us braved the frigid windy cold to capture photographs. The ferry made several stops before we disembarked.

Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu
Photo: Bob Delaney
Photo: Bob Delaney
Skye braves the cold on the deck of Aucocisco III
Skye braves the cold on the deck of Aucocisco III
Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu
Portland Head Light and Spring Point Ledge Light
Portland Head Light and Spring Point Ledge Light
Hayley inside the Casco Bay Ferry Aucocisco III
Hayley inside the Casco Bay Ferry Aucocisco III
Jenna braves the cold as we pass island in Casco Bay
Jenna braves the cold as we pass island in Casco Bay
Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu

At Long Island we found a small store. The shopkeeper was a very nice lady who gave us fresh coffee and allowed us to photograph everything. Bob wanted decaf but there wasn’t any brewed since their only decaf drinker was not on the island. She made a pot especially for Bob. From the store we walked up a hill a short distance until we found an old fire truck parked in the snow. It was weathered and rusty and perfect as a photography subject. We explored and photographed every detail. Before long it was time to head back to the dock so we wouldn’t miss the ferry back to Portland.

Our ferry, the Aucocisco III
Our ferry, the Aucocisco III
Snickers and David Chu
Snickers and David Chu
Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu
The girls and old lobster pots at Long Island, Maine
The girls and old lobster pots at Long Island, Maine
David (and Bob) tried his first Moxie on Long Island today
David (and Bob) tried his first Moxie on Long Island today
Share the road, with everything
Share the road, with everything
And old firetruck at Long Island, Maine
And old firetruck at Long Island, Maine
Jason shoots David through the tube
Jason shoots David through the tube
See the result at Jason’s Flickr photostream.
The girls at Long Island, Maine in Casco Bay
The girls at Long Island, Maine in Casco Bay
Bob, Jason and David are dedicated to the craft
Bob, Jason and David are dedicated to the craft
Photo: David Chu
Photo: David Chu

It was great to hang out with the guys, smell the salty sea air and take over 300 photographs. On the way to Portland Skye said, “I like Maine better than Kansas. In Kansas you can’t ride a ferry.” I like Maine better, too.

5 thoughts on “A Cruise To Long Island”

  1. Great compilation of photos! It looks like fun. I sure wish I could have been there. Why do you do all this cool stuff when I’m working?!!!

  2. I think the cruise was really fun and I’m looking forward to the next cruise. I hope Hayley brings her warm stuff.

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