We were so surprised to see 2 seals swimming about in Arey’s Pond. We thought it must be a fluke, but we’ve seen them there several times now. That’s a long swim from the ocean through Pleasant Bay and Little Pleasant Bay and down the river to Arey’s Pond.
The fishing must be pretty good!
Yesterday was Arey’s Pond Annual Cat Gathering in Pleasant Bay. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
The Cat Gathering is one of the largest gatherings of catboats on the East Coast. Catboats and other classic wooden boats are invited to participate in this just-for-fun regatta through Little Pleasant Bay, into Pleasant Bay and back.
It was a perfect day with a good wind and sunny skies and lots of catboats out in the bay. I counted about 90 boats in Pleasant Bay! Wow! It was quite a sight to see!
There are no boats at Arey’s Pond yet, but in a few weeks there will be much activity, assembling and launching their world-renowned and popular Catboats. I took this photograph from across the pond looking at the boathouse. It will be fun to watch their Catboat fleet grow this spring as the pond fills up with boats of all sizes.
If you’ve never seen a Catboat, they are pretty cool. Google areyspondboatyard.com and you can learn a lot! Arey’s Pond Boat Yard is known for its exemplary workmanship and the elegance of their boats. It is amazing just to read their history!
We took a hike on the John Kendrick’s Trail which led us out to this overlook of Arey’s Pond in Orleans. So pretty with the boats in the background.
But it was the sky that got me. Just beautiful, don’t you think?