Windjammer Weekend got off to a late start due to “hurricane” Earl. We didn’t get much of old Earl: Friday night the fog rolled in thick and the rain started a bit after 9pm. By 9am Saturday, however, the sun was peeking through…perfect timing, because the festival schedule had been finessed to start on Saturday.
The Paranoid Social Club put on a free show that evening at the Camden Opera House. And this year we managed to meet my dad at the blueberry pancake breakfast on Sunday morning (stood him up last year). After our hearty helpings and fueled by coffee, we walked the docks and scoped out the windjammers in the bright sunshine, including one brand new lady called “Charm,” recently launched by Rockport Marine. The fireworks went off on Sunday night instead of Friday, and everyone’s been talking about what an impressive show we have for such a small town.
Below find pictures of the fleeting fog, the red & white vessel “Charm,” and the schooner Olad among others. And I just discovered if you click on a picture, it enlarges (duh!).