18 August 2009

Change of Plans

Saturday was a glorious day and we were going to make the most of it.


We set out early with a plan: On the boat at 9:00. Head out to Fort Gorges to explore for an hour or so, then get back on the boat, fish a little; find a sandy beach to romp on, have lunch, swim and head home before it gets too hot. Perfect!

9:15 arrival at Fort. Picture perfect morning.

We anchored and set out to explore:

Fort Gorges is a very cool place in the middle of Casco Bay. The boys love it.

We found new nooks and crannies and spent quite a bit of time looking around.

Finally deciding to move on with our day...

When...


Umm... Houston?

We have a problem...

When the tide goes out, leaving you marooned, there's nothing you can do but make the most of what you've got and wait it out until it comes back.

Six.Hours.Later.


so

we

did

This is what makes my boat float.

Thank God we were prepared. We had sunscreen, snacks and lunch and shovels and pails and a cooler full of cold beer. What more could anyone need?


16 comments:

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

That looks like a truly splendid day, and one the boys may remember quite well years and years from now.

What's better than a fabulous explore-y sort of day where you also get to laugh at your parents?

FishermansDaughter said...

"Be Prepared" - the Boy Scout motto and words to live by. Looks like you had a day chock full of awesome - well deserved!

K2 said...

I.Am.So.Jealous!

I want to be stranded on a desert island with my family and sunscreen and snacks and a cooler of cold beer...

Good on you for being prepared!

carsick said...

I can't stop laughing! I'm soo happy you had you camera to document it!
Thank goodness you were prepared! What kind of beer?

Cid said...

LOL, I have the exact same photos from Fort Gorges without the stranded boat. My guys loved exploring the fort. I missed going to Maine this summer but your photos are almost like being there.

Trisha said...

Glad you were ready for anything! It looks like you had as much fun as possible in the situation!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I LOVE THAT! A short trip turned into a long family memory. Looks perfect to me, too.

noble pig said...

That made me laugh so hard. My boys would love a place like that!

Familia said...

what a fun adventure!

Kim said...

I love, love, love the pics!

What a wonderful day!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I like that you had a cooler full of beer. I want to hang out with you! Looks like a great day.

Ms. Tee said...

Your photos are great and your family is so cute! :)

ChristineM said...

I love it! What a great day! Sometimes those "change of plans" end up being the most fun!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

I've gotten stuck out there on a Ski-Doo. I didn't so much as have a bottle of water with me. Thank God for the goodness of strangers!

Still though, if you're going to be marooned somewhere on a gorgeous day, Ft. Gorges is the place to be!

Magpie said...

Oops. But, it looks like you made the best of it.

Jackie said...

A beautiful post. And a beautiful family!