Rockport Harbour, Maine

Rockport Harbour, Maine  - Ellie Kennard 2015
Rockport Harbour, Maine – Ellie Kennard 2015

Original Post: Week 20/26: Leading Lines

Small harbours hold a fascination for me, as everything seems to be moving in slow motion, but going nowhere, at least most of the time, held more or less in place by lines. People of all ages with fishing lines hanging over the dock stand still, silently watching for any movement to their lazily bobbing floats: yachts at anchor move almost imperceptibly around their tethering lines, rocked by the gentle swell of the tide: this oarsman guided his little craft with slow deliberate strokes of the oars into position to tie it to the line at the wharf alongside the others. Everything seems to move almost in slow motion, constrained in some way by lines. And all of these lines lead to the sea.

For a theme of “Leading Lines” there can be few places with more lines than a small harbour such as this, in Rockport, Maine.

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  1. There is a salty smell on that coast, which we don't get as strongly in the Bay of Fundy. I loved it. It felt positively therapeutic. I could almost feel the iodine seeping into my skin and lungs +Karen Cooper – thanks Karen.

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