Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday photographs...

Kiley is saying "come on Queenie - let's run in the grass!"

Wild blueberry season is here and the fields are turning blue - mechanical harvesters are at work in some places while hand-held rakes are being used in others. The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival is this weekend with more than 250 craft vendors, plays, concerts, etc. What fun!

This could be the scene for a horror movie but it is a lobster pound - an indoor tank, filled with sea water chilled and aerated and home to lobsters, crabs and other seafood. The lobsters can be held indefinitely while awaiting sale or mail orders. This facility, in Lubec, also wholesales periwinkles, scallops and clams. There are elegant apartments and suites on the second floor of the warehouse, which has its own wharf and serves more than 200 fishermen as part of Maine's working waterfront. When you buy a lobster here, it is still alive and kicking, not in a coma as the one's in the supermarket are. SWEET!

I went mackerel fishing - well, I was fishing for a story - and one of the fishermen threw this gull a mackerel. He swallowed it in one bite!!! HOLY MACKEREL!!!!

Happy Monday!

5 comments:

Gladys said...

What a greedy gull. I love those blueberries. In Montana they have the Huckleberry Festival about now. I'm sad I'm missing it this year.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Kiley is getting sooooooooo big!

LiLu said...

Is there anything better than wild blueberries? I THINK NOT. :-)

Fearless Nester said...

That lobster pound reminds me of a scene from 'Phantom of the Opera'. Don't those blueberries look scrumptious...still waiting for my blackberries to ripen here. And wow, your little Kiley is growing like a weed!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

I loved reading about the lobster pound and the working water front. I'd love to learn more about it! I've only been in Maine for 5 years but am intrigued by almost everything here.