Archive for January, 2007


Monday, January 29th, 2007

It was good and cold this past weekend. The internet weather forecast for Casco was predicting -16 for an overnight low Saturday morning. It felt like close to zero at the Kennebunk rest area, and I could believe it was zero or below when we got to our house, but it wasn’t anywhere near fifteen […]

From last week

Monday, January 29th, 2007

We were up in Maine the weekend of Jan 20. I was feeling kind of crummy with a bad chest cold. It took me until almost noon on Sunday to feel that I was having a good time, and by then it was almost time to come back to Newton. On Saturday we went to […]

Catch up

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

We were in Maine last weekend (Jan 13-14) with Charley, Nicole, and Emma. There was a dusting of snow on Sunday morning. Arlene and I walked around our trails, I put up two signposts at the junction of the Blueberry trail and the Rock-to-Rock trail, and we all put together something that Charley had given […]

Friday swim

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

For the record, I swam on Friday Jan 12, 24 lengths (600 meters). Let’s say it took 16:35. That’s the farthest so far this year, and it was nonstop. Gradually getting in shape.

Mount Pleasant

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Maybe you remember, from our trip to Orono, that we (especially Arlene) are into baskets. Well. There’s a long tradition of basketry on the Georgia and South Carolina Sea Islands. Arlene has heard about it for years from one of her art teacher colleagues who lived in Charleston. She was hoping to see some Gullah […]

Pecan Pie

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Last weekend we stopped at Hannaford’s in Windham for groceries. They had all the nuts that people hadn’t bought for holiday entertaining marked down to 49 cents a pound. Including pecans! Since we had just got back from the part of the country where pecans are fairly common, they were on my mind. So I […]

Swim 3

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Actually more, I’ve been swimming every morning so far this week. I think 12 lengths Monday, 16 Tues, 20 Weds. Tues and Weds I did the first 8 breathing every other stroke. That’s what I expect to do most of the way when I’m in shape. Tues it was just under 11 minutes for the […]

Dec 29, HHI to Charleston

Monday, January 8th, 2007

We drove to Charleston, stopping to walk at a county park called the Caw Caw Interpretive Center. It had some nice trails and a very interesting exhibit about growing rice. It turns out that rice growing is all about hydraulics, or at least about moving water. It also turns out that West Africa was one […]

Thurs Dec 28 – Gullah Tour

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

In the morning we went back to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Millie and Joel and walked farther than we had the day before. It was later in the day than we had been there on Wedensday, and there were fewer birds about. It’s still a place we like, with several boardwalks, upland and […]

Weds Dec let’s see, 27

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

I took a bicycle out for a short jaunt down to the lighthouse area. Actually, Millie and Joel had rented bicycles for the week and said I could take one, but when I got up before everyone else I found that the bikes were locked up. I walked across the street to a strip mall […]