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Great Pond Belgrade: Queen of Lakes

Many of us were awed by the photo Lee Spiller had shared of endless smooth ice on Great Pond, Belgrade, about 10 miles north of Augusta. So I arrived there just at 9AM Wednesday not to miss a single minute. … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 Season

thanksgiving blues

buchholz sent a photo –twas a nasty low-down trick— a northern lake had frozen you could hardly tell how thick We love that lake quite dearly it forever stretches west with Katadn’s peak just northward this jewel of lakes is … Continue reading

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ice fever

ICE FEVER     (with apologies to John Masefield) October creeps — the days grow short— and there’s a fever that starts to rise The symptoms come, my face is glum, as I scan the bleak fall skies I check the … Continue reading

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Megunticook as Sailed

In case anyone is joining us on Megunticook, I wanted to include a map of the lake as sailed: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dXtjmwfdbvEUe5e6IlcjjuJ6Su4&usp=sharing There are three areas of the lake which can be counted on to be dynamic and must be scouted on … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Season

Megunticook Part II

After lunch, we began exploring the lake, now so easy to do with fast ice and good wind.  You really commanded the lake: every inch.  No dead spots.  The boats gliding with the least touch of wind.  We especially had … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Season

Megunticook’s High-Octane Magic

It’s become a chiche:  Bill and I approach each other, totally juiced on  10 minutes of iceboating.  Our hands extended, eyes rolling:  “This is as good as it gets ! ”   And today,  we were utterly truthful.  Ice so smooth.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Season

The Morning After

 I hear the snowplow’s rumble  in the muffled grayish dawn  and inside it brings an echo,  a mix of sigh and yawn  in an hour I hear its earthquake  still nestled in, just so  but as I lurch to vault … Continue reading

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