It's A Lobster Sort Of Day

October 10, 2013  •  2 Comments

 

_MG_7194_MG_7194

 Captain Bob

                                                                                                                                        

On our first full day at the Nonantum resort in Kennebunkport we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to spend 90 minutes on a New England wooden lobster boat known as The Rugosa, which was docked in the Kennubunk River right by our hotel.  The Rugosa travels out of the Kennebunk River, past our resort, and into the open sea...even giving passengers a glimpse of Former President Bush's compound just outside of town.

_MG_7255_MG_7255                           The Nonantum Resort from the river.                _MG_7250_MG_7250                Our room is the last one bottom right-great view!
_MG_7240_MG_7240                    Looking back towards the mouth of the river.   _MG_7213_MG_7213             George H. W. Bush's compound outside Kennebunkport.

 

On our way to the open sea, we passed some fishermen on the banks of the river...at this point, it didn't look like this guy had been very successful.  I love the way he is silhouetted with the sun behind him.

_MG_7166_MG_7166

 

During our trip Captain Bob and his crew mate, Matt, gave us the short-course on lobsters:  life cycle, molting, size limits, banding, telling a male from a female, and what it's like to live the life of a lobster fisherman.  The Captain pulled in traps from three different locations, taught us how to band the claws to avoid getting pinched, let us hold the lobsters, and eventually threw them back in the water. It was interesting to learn that for the past couple of years there has been an over-abundance of lobsters, causing the price to drop so much that many lobstermen cannot afford the fuel to go out and fish.  A good thing for the consumer, but tough for those making a living from the lobsters.

 

_MG_7236_MG_7236 _MG_7198_MG_7198 _MG_7176_MG_7176
     
_MG_7191_MG_7191 _MG_7203_MG_7203 _MG_7178_MG_7178

 

It was a beautiful day to be out on the water, and we saw several other boats taking advantage of the calm, sunny weather.

 

_MG_7189_MG_7189


Comments

beth summer(non-registered)
Fun day trip! Lobsters...nothing like them! Rich seems to be enjoying the boat ride. I love K'port also...great little Maine town.
Carol Leigh(non-registered)
I like your photo of Capt. Bob. Tough exposure situation and you handled it well.
No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July August (2) September (8) October (12) November (1) December (2)
January February March April May June July (1) August (1) September (1) October November December (1)
January February March April (4) May June July August September October November December
January February (1) March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June (5) July (1) August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December