I’d been in Rockport for a week and hadn’t seen much of anything, outside of the Maine Media Workshop campus. The workshop was over and I was going home. I wanted to see the harbor. I’d heard about it, for years. Rockport Harbor was sort of the icon for New England coastal beauty. I’d heard it said, “Can’t get there from here” (spoken with a heavy Maine accent), but I didn’t believe it. So, I got up early on my last day and walked down east to the harbor. I’m glad I did. I shouldn’t have waited so long. I will go back, hopefully by boat, by sailboat.
Peaceful and Idyllic on a Saturday morning.
In Rockport, you must know which way the winds blow and, where the fish go.
Makers and fixers of boats.
Rockport Harbor boat house
Where boats and gasoline are invoked, No smoking, For Pete’s Sake.
Quiet, serene, tow private docks, this home on the slopes of Rockport Harbor is a sailor’s dream.
This aging vessel could use a new coat of paint, among other things, before setting out to sea.
If it can be fixed, Rockport Marine will fix it. I’m just not sure how they’ll get it back in the water.
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay, watching’ the fish swim away.
If you can see ’em, you can catch ’em.
If you’re going lobster in’, get yourself a good pink rope. Lobsters like that.
Plenty of lobster traps, but, is she seaworthy?
Fresh bait, anyone?
Maine lobsters have big claws–really big. Don’t forget your thick rubber gloves.
If the waves rock the boat, will they loose the traps, or is that how they do it?
Nostalgia and necessity keep your fish cold in the summer.
What to do, what to do–go to church, or go sailing–constant tension for the residents of this Rockport home.
I want some.
Don’t forget yours.
Glass water and blue skies–if I only had a boat…
Life preservers save lives too, if your boat is smaller.
An adventurous spirit might be sailing around the world in this boat, or, relaxing in Rockport Harbor.
“I’m calling everyone to sail away…”
The easiest way to get there from here…
Time for a new net?
Just another saturday morning in Rockport Harbor
Beautiful flowers adorn a bridge overlooking the harbor.