Tuesday, August 4, 2009

And We're Back...

Maine 2009....

Finally, after missing my first year, i made the pilgrimage North again...

Pictures to do the talking...



Finn's drive was uneventful....



At one point, he was helping Jimmy look for chicks on 495 in Massachusetts...



And then we hit MAINE...



Andrew feeding his long lost friend "Chip"..."Dale" seemed to have dissapeared this year...



Finn got a bit jealous of Chip....



We got Finn onto his first hike up North...even onto some ladder trails...



Various Mackerel Flies...



Amy & Finn @ Otter Point...



Two staples...Blueberry Beer from the Mid Atlantic Brewing Company & Lobster



Sunset from the camp...



Amy & Finn exploring a tide pool...



Hiking with Finn...



TMT & Finn taking a break on a hike...



Another view from a hike...



Andrew & Finn's stick fight...



Maine Guide Fly Shop in Greenville...a stop before heading further North...



Navigation...with a little help...


View of Moosehead Lake...



Andrew's first Maine Trout on a Fly Rod...



Larger Brookie...



Alas...a salmon...on a DRY?! Good Shit...



Different view...just an amazing fish that ran, jumped...was about 20" long...just an amazing fish on a fly rod...



Upstream on a ME river...



Down stream on an ME river...



Another upstream view...



The fabled East Outlet...



Ice Shanty in July...



The look down down along Bar Island in Bar Harbor, ME



Hinckley Location in South West Harbor, ME...



Fishing South West Harbor, ME



Mackerel in South West Harbor, ME...like the old times with Dad....



Andrew & Finn time after fishing...



Photography Player...from a pond inside Acadia National Park...



Handsome Finn waiting for me after a bike ride...



22 oz. of delicious golden brown liquid...with a hint of blueberry...



Final Sunset...



Amy & Finn keeping the bed warm in the trailer...



Final night with some of the crew...



Finn's sleep on the ride home...

Overall an amazing trip...

From bike rides, hikes, and kayaking in Acadia National Park, To fishing Moosehead Lake's famous rivers, to eating at some of Portland's local restaurants with good fishing friends...

The week off was amazing and very much needed for this fisherman...

Salmon on a dry was mind blowing...Huge big old yellow stimulator...

Great shit...here's to keeping the visits going year after year...

e-mail for any questions on MDI or Acadia...

3 comments:

mikeschmidt said...

The trip looks totally awesome. Landlocked on a dry must have been sweet. I have not been to that part of the country....but that is something I think we need to resolve in the coming year ;)

Amy said...

Um, yeah, you need to remove the pic of me sleeping STAT. Stalker.

SumpinWong said...

Awesome photo's man!
The scenery in the pictures of your hike with Finn are beautiful.

Great friends = great memories!
Peace,
Brian