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Perkins Cove

Perkins Cove is just south of the village of Ogunquit.  Its a tiny harbor that is well protected and active all year.  Marian, Willek,  Dennis and I set up facing west along the harbor.  

Here is the view that was right in front of me as I set up.

The boats were coming in for the day and the lobster men were mooring their skiffs on the docks below me.  Willek went down to check out the view from water level.    
Marian and Dennis set up to paint on the walk way above the docks, a nice place with benches running the length. They had plenty of space as its off season. In summer its crowded with tourists.   
Willek asked the guys if he could sit with his feet in their boat. No problem.  The dock he was on was constantly moving. 

Here’s a picture of my painting as I was getting ready to work on the water. 

Right after I took this picture all heck broke loose.  A sport fishing boat pulled in, tied up right in front of me and about 10 or more guys got off with about 300 (or more) pounds of fish. It was chaos. People were swarming around me.  Piles of fish on ice were being loaded into big coolers on the dock.  Big guys were hauling the coolers up the stairs to their truck.  I had to move my easel.  Packed it up for the day. Marian, Willek, Dennis, Marcia and I headed off to dinner at the Old Post Road.  Awesome food!    We had a good day. Sketch is on canvas panel  8×10.   

2 thoughts on “Perkins Cove

  1. Sounds like an incredible day to me! I also plein aire here in Maine. I am always in Mount Desert Island’s Acadia National Park, or Port Clyde, Monhegan. Great reading about your adventures! The skiffs look so different than our up here. They are not flat across the top. I would have loved to see fish being unloaded. Might of made a great painting!

  2. Susan, it was! ( I just noticed this comment you left while I was away painting in Jonesport.) Yes, the skiffs are so different and I am painting the guys unloading fish – I’ll post pics some when they are done!

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