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A Sailing & Knitting Cruise in Maine

In June our family went sailing aboard the Schooner J&E Riggin on a trip that also happened to be the first of their Maine knitting cruises – lucky me! We were gifted with great weather, wonderful shipmates and delicious food – no surprise there as I already knew Chef Annie Mahle does amazing things on her tiny wood stove. We met some fun people and it even turned out that 2 passengers knew each other from a long time ago but didn’t know each other would be sailing on this trip only to discover their connection while knitting away! It was really fun. My friend/colleague Sharon also sailed on the same trip – it’s always fun to just hang out and not talk shop.

Of course I took a ton of photos – a few of my favorites I’m including here. If you’d like to see more you can find them on my Maine Knitting Cruise Flickr album – aren’t you glad I’m not posting them all here? 🙂

If you love sailing or love knitting or even better love both – you’ve got to give the knitting cruises a try! So much fun!

Seafood Paella (Elizabeth Poisson/Rocky Coast Photography)
Seafood Paella that Chef Annie Mahle made - yum!!
Passengers knitting w/instructor Bill Huntington of Hope Spinnery
Passengers knitting w/instructor Bill Huntington of Hope Spinnery
Spark plug lighthouse on the Maine Coast
Just one of the many lighthouse we saw while sailing
My sock project - a birthday gift for a friend
My sock project - a birthday gift for a friend
Corn Cakes
Corn Cakes - so delicious! I've had them on my mind since the trip - Chef Annie promised the recipe once the season was done (it ends next week!)
Yarn on deck
Yarn on deck
Learning to knit
In the back - mother teaching daughter, in front knitting instructor Bill teaching the apprentice Maggie how to knit
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