We had planned generally on the pace of this trip slowing down once we got to Maine. First of all there are relatively few factories to tour, festivals are only on the weekends, and I can only report on so many beautiful kayaking trips. When we left the logging festival on Sat. we stopped at a nice little park right on Mooselookmeguntic Lake, one of the larger lakes in the region. This park was recently acquired by the Rangely land trust as part of a package with 100 acres of shoreline next door. The plan was for the Trust to create a wildlife refuge with their acquisition. Some people said however, the campground has been a campground, and it will be good for the town to have a place for travelers to stay. Let’s improve it! Wow what a thought!! They put at least a hundred thousand dollars into renovations, leveling sites, adding power and water, and installing a state of the art bathroom, laundry, shower complex.
We managed to snag a waterfront site there for Monday-Thursday nights.
Here Jet really got her water wings. She is one of the most contrary Labs we’ve ever seen. She needs to be persuaded to eat, she is very timid about the water, and she barks at ducks. There was plenty of the latter two for her to deal with here.
It was here that Jet finally got in water over her head. Liz had her on the leash, and she siad that when she realized she was swimming she just started paddling around her in circles, and smiling!
We continued to Kayak, slept late, read books, and had a very relaxing time here. We were facing south, but the sunsets were pretty good over the lake.