Sure, the Summers in Maine are short, but they sure are spectacular. The weather is perfect and the scenery can’t be beat. The bay is usually littered with schooners, making the already pretty landscape that much more beautiful. We recently had a couple different schooner events that brought the entire windjammer fleet within a dozen feet of the end of the Breakwater lighthouse. You could almost reach out and touch the magnificent ships as they sailed by.

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Windjammers in Maine

The entire breakwater gets filled with spectators eager to gaze at the fleet under full sail. The truly lucky folks secured themselves admission on the various schooners and treated themselves to a day long regatta as the fleet raced across the bay.

Windjammers in Maine

Windjammers in Maine

Another big highlight of this time of year is the arrival of the puffins to the offshore islands. These magical birds come back to the same islands every single year to lay their eggs and create a whole new generation of beautiful creatures.

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If you’re lucky enough to visit one of these island to capture the puffins “on film” it will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

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They have so much character and they are the best models I personally have ever shot. They are so photogenic that it’s almost impossible to take a bad picture of them.

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Aside from the boats in the water and the wildlife on land, the flowers are out in full force creating a colorful and fragrant landscape.

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Aaaahhhh, the beauty of Maine in the summertime. There’s nothing like it!