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Walking the dog today down on  Hermit Island, our local campground, we took some pics of some driftwood structures the campers have been building over the last few years. Kitchen and pantries are a major theme, as well as lookout seats and benches. One of them was obviously home built with mortises and tenons but the rest appear to be crafted on site with mostly hand tools.

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That village in the distance is West Point, home of a locally famous style of outboard work skiff called appropriately enough the West Pointer.

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Love this reindeer chair...

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They even built a sliding drawer on this one... no mean feat.

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All in all a beautiful walk in the sun just before the snow arrives, now predicted to be up to 10" on the coast, tonight.

 

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2 hours ago, Willin' said:

That village in the distance is West Point, home of a locally famous style of outboard work skiff called appropriately enough the West Pointer

Great boats . Last bare ground we’ll see for a while.

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2 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Very cool.

That looks like a great pooch too.

Anything like that around here would be removed by the bureaucrats for being unauthorized - by them.

Hermit Island has been owned by a local family for generations. Until just a few years ago they allowed campers to bring their dogs with them and even ended the season with a dog parade on the beach. I don't know why they changed the policy but now, after the camp is shut down for the season, the general public is welcome to walk their dogs there freely with just good sense and courtesy being asked in return. It's also one of the few areas in town where hunting is never allowed so we doubly appreciate their generosity.

Anyone that wants a stellar coastal camping experience without the hoo ha of Mount Desert Island could save themselves a long drive by coming here.

https://hermitisland.com/

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10 minutes ago, cyclone said:

Great boats . Last bare ground we’ll see for a while.

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We had a genuine West Pointer as a tender when I ran the waterfront at Sebasco Harbor Resort. That boat just flattened out the chop!

Isn't that an Ocean Pointer in the pic? Lovely boat!

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23 minutes ago, Willin' said:

Isn't that an Ocean Pointer in the pic? Lovely boat!

Six River Marine appears to be able to call their updated version a West Pointer. The boat pictured is theirs. Stimson Marine adopted the Ocean Pointer name for their design with plans. Both are based on the Alton Wallace original.

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Thats very cool. 

There's a camp on the Colorado River where a guy spent a couple years collecting rock and built a kitchen area and recliners. They are built around very large ponderosa pines. It's a nice camp.

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1 hour ago, Voyageur said:

Casco Bay is amazing, once you get off the beaten path. I married a Mainiac and have loved exploring the area. I never would have guessed you could find such an nice campsite so close to Popham.

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Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! Let's just keep it between you and me!

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