There’s a lot of activity at Arey’s Pond as those classic, handmade Catboats are getting ready to be put in the water for the season. You can see some of them already at their moorings or at the dock.
It’s such an exciting time of the year… and look at that sky!
You can see the boats that are the first ones launched at Arey’s Pond this season. They are cleaned and rigged on the dock and then taken out to their moorings. Pretty soon the pond will be filled with sailboats ready to take that maiden voyage down the river and out to Pleasant Bay. It’s such an exciting time of the year!
The boats are still in and waiting for that perfect wind at Arey’s Pond in Orleans. The temperatures have been so warm, it’s still been awesome sailing weather! Maybe this weekend…?
These 2 Green Herons were so much fun to watch the other morning. It looks like a mother and a young one. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
The larger one would walk along the rail and the little one would follow along. At one point, it looked like they were fighting as the parent tried to get away.
The last photograph almost looks like the parent is reprimanding the little one. So much fun to watch… and then they both flew away!
Yesterday was the 30th Annual Arey’s Pond Cat Gathering, one of the largest gatherings of catboats on the east coast. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
“Our annual Cat Gathering is a time for catboats of all shapes and sizes to come together for a just-for-fun regatta through Pleasant Bay. Every year over 80 boats come together for this parade of sail.”
It was just spectacular to see all of those sailboats out on the water!