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Welcoming a New Year !

We start 2011 on a bright note with another one of Michael Salmon's fabulous recipes.  We are proud owners of both of his Hartstone Inn cookbooks which have consistently made us look like we really know what we are doing in the kitchen.  We had  enjoyed great success...

Holiday Greetings

HAPPY HOLIDAYS We wish you and your family many special moments together as you celebrate the  season and the hope for a peaceful new year ahead !  We are hunkered down for the Maine winter after completing a new post and beam barn for Surprise behind our house in...

Curtis Island at last!

On a beautiful Wednesday, the day after the elections, we finally launched our dinghy and rowed out to Curtis Island.  This year it became even more important that we visit the island and the lighthouse since we had recently attended a memorial service for "Connie"...

Windjammer Festival and Hurricane Earl

Despite the clear threat posed by Hurricane Earl, the Camden Windjammer Festival took place on Labor Day weekend.  Friday festivities were cancelled since Earl was expected to hit Friday night into Saturday morning.  We brought Surprise to our mooring in the outer...

Fitting Out

In the sailing world the rites of spring always include lots of scraping, sanding and painting as the weather warms and day lengthens.  This is especially true for wooden boats owners like ourselves.  Since Surprise is proudly celebrating her 92nd year we are vigilant...

A Michael Salmon Feast

After our recent success during this Christmas holiday feast, which was inspired by Michael Salmon's cookbook (In the Kitchen with Michael Salmon), we celebrated the arrival of spring this week with another one of Michael's delicious recipes.  This time it was...