Summer goes by fast here.
If you’re like us, you work all week at the office, then work most of the weekend at home.
We only realize around this time every year just how fast summer is going by.
For us, the realization usually comes with a little pang of regret.
We wanted to do something, or we wanted to go somewhere, and now the end of summer is approaching and our weekends are full and it seems like those things will have to wait until next year.
I did have some fun last weekend. I took Friday off planning to work around the house, but ended up riding down the Damariscotta River for the first time in a couple years in my father’s motorboat.
We gawked at the growing oyster farms, watched lobstermen and scientists at work, and went under the new bridge in South Bristol – the first time for me.
Sometimes it is good to neglect your responsibilities for a morning.
Sunday I went swimming with my 11-year-old brother-in-law at the Bristol Mills Dam – we were the only swimmers there on a beautiful afternoon – and went to Granite Hall for penny candy.
The grand total for these activities was $9.48 for the candy. There is plenty to do around our beautiful county that costs little or nothing.
The upcoming week presents a number of such opportunities. Olde Bristol Days begins Wednesday, Aug. 10 and will continue through the weekend.
If you have never been to the lobster boat races, go! It is unlike anything you will see anywhere else – a true coastal Maine experience.
North Nobleboro Day is Saturday, Aug. 13, and offers a good time for a good cause.
There are many other events around the county, this week and every week. If none appeal to you, go for a hike or a paddle (or a motorboat ride) to see the county’s best feature – its pristine natural environment.
School starts in under a month – before summer ends, remember to enjoy it!