First of all, let me offer special thanks to the folks who print the Boothbay Register newspaper. I had some concerns about the photograph I shared in last week's paper. It was dark with little contrast — a challenging image to be sure.
But I gotta say, the printing crew did a very good job. Color ink on newsprint is no easy chore. There is dot gain, registration, and general mayhem associated with the speeding web press that prints the paper. Thank you for your efforts to print photos well.
Another thank you for the opportunity to share the beauty of our region on a private photo tour with an accomplished photo enthusiast and visitor from Chicago.
Abby Gordon, who lives and travels everywhere, has offered my services to her guests here in the harbor.
Interested parties can see some of my favorite spots and exchange photo speak. So, recently, at 6 a.m., I popped over to the harbor and began a tour at the cove by “Portside,” then continued along the shore to the swing span at the center of the footbridge. The morning could not have been more perfect. Another fairly high tide, little wind, early morning light, boats, and lobster pots glowing in the sun. “Picture perfect.”
From there we tooled around Spruce Point, on to East Boothbay, Little River and Ocean Point, then off to Southport and Cape Newagen. It was great to see everything again for the first time with new eyes — what's old is new! Thank you, Martha, for a great visit and a fun excursion.
Finally, extra thanks to all the friends of our old buddy Dominic Garvey who passed on last week. His new community at Bay Landing circled their chairs and offered support. The Church Community stayed close, medical folk did their best, and friends from far and near came to visit a special friend. Dominic was much loved by many.