Windjammer Days

Hi. Barb here.

It’s been a foggy, rainy, cold season on the Maine coast so far. But that hasn’t stopped some of our traditional celebrations.

Windjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineWindjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineWindjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineWindjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineWindjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineWindjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineWindjammer Days 2013 Boothbay Harbor MaineThis year was the 51st celebration of Windjammer days in Boothbay Harbor and there were lots of activities, including pirates and parades, but the magnificent schooners, as always, stole the show. You can read a history of Windjammer Days here.

This year I watched with particular interest. Boiled Over, the second book in my Maine Clambake Mystery series, which I am writing right now, takes places during Founders’ Weekend in my fictional Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Founders’ Weekend comes complete with Windjammers, so you can bet I was taking notes.

About Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at www.maineclambakemysteries.com
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5 Responses to Windjammer Days

  1. Great pictures, Barb. Thanks for posting.

    Kathy/Kaitlyn

  2. Liz Mugavero says:

    Awesome pics! How pretty 🙂

  3. Barb Ross says:

    Thanks Kaitlyn and Liz. It was a fun celebration, despite the weather. But now I am ready for some sun. Enough already!

  4. Great pictures. My neighbors are touring in Maine in their motor home. I’ve told them all the places to make sure to see. Well, they’ve tried many of them only to find fog so thick they couldn’t see the harbor at Camden or the mountains above Moosehead Lake. My husband and I will be in Booth Bay Harbor the 3rd week of October, hoping for some fall foliage. Later than we usually go, but, the heat (?) seems to delaying the colors, so we’re taking a chance and coming a week later. There’s clearly something messed up with all of our weather. You guys have had rain for weeks. In Texas, we’re having an unseasonably comfortable several days. Normally, we’re banging up against the triple digits by now. I’ve spent the last three mornings on my patio until almost 11. I know by this weekend it will be back to super hot, but this has been wonderful. Hope y’all get some warm weather, so my neighbors can see what a super state Maine is.

  5. Patrick Gomes says:

    I have to say, fog sounds absolutely wonderful. The California north coast can go for months with over cast and fog. I love it.

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