A Maine August is supposed to offer everything that’s good about Summer. This year’s month met that standard. The weather was mostly sunny and there was just enough rain and fog to prevent beautiful blue-sky days from being taken for granted.

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Of course, this is sailing country. Historic schooners glide into our ageless harbors carrying passengers who try to imagine what it was like to visit here in the 19th Century.

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Nonetheless, there are many sailors (male and female) who come here to experience the joy of hands-on sailing in the 21st Century. Some come in their own boats, some come as students in the renowned WoodenBoat School here. Eggemoggin Reach at our front doors is some of the best sailing water in the world.

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You don’t need a boat to enjoy the glory of August, if you’re a lover of the outdoors. A walk in the gardens and woods, and alongside inland waters can reveal the silent, hidden worlds of Maine.

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You might even come across an inspiring message.

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For larger versions of the above images, as well as many additional images of special moments in August, click on the link below. (We recommend that your initial viewing be in full-screen mode, which can be achieved by clicking on the Slideshow [>] icon above the featured image in the gallery to which the link will take you.) Here’s the link for more:



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