Friday, June 29, 2012

Biddeford Pool

We found this great place to stay on the way to Portland.  It is Biddeford Pool Yacht Club, located at the Biddeford Pool part of the town of Biddeford.  Now the town population is around 25,000 but here in the section called the Pool there are only a few families who live here year round.  Rumor has it that the local school bus  picks up 10 kids and a few years ago there wee no kids to pick up.

The Yacht Club was built in 1934 by five sets of brothers who built it by hand using shovels and wheelbarrows. 

The majority of homes are seasonal summer places owned by very rich people, or the houses are

summer rental property at around $3,000 per week. The local club has a very large croquet court on perfectly cut grass.

Did not take a lot of pictures but here are two of the boats around our mooring

We stayed an extra night as when we woke up today it was raining and forecast was not that great to sail to Portland, the next stop.  So for $35/night for a mooring we stayed and had a very enjoyable day at the beach.  I walked over two hours, which is a lot for me, and Joy walked another hour.

She bought herself a fresh lobster for dinner tonight.

We head up to Portland tomorrow for three nights. Then on to see the Albiston cousins and then the Simmons College friends.


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