This runner nearly ruined my first shot of the Bush compound ...
...so I took another, uncluttered by tourists, etc.
Last year, several dozen friends and neighbors of the 41st President presented him with a three-ton anchor from a Navy destroyer.
Here I am by the anchor, in front of the estate at Walker's Point.
The President's boat rocks at anchor.
Artist Robert M. Henry (lower right in cap) paints at Walker's Point. He painted a view of the Bush compound with sisters Chantal and Jessie, which they presented to their dad, Shawn, today, on Father's Day.
Jessie, left, and Chantel, hold the completed painting.
The artist himself photographs the family, including father, Shawn, and mother, Angela. Both parents are from Canada - Angela from Vancouver, Shawn from Prince Edward Island. They settled in Maine because, as Shawn said, "I've lived in 22 countries, and this is where we want to raise our children!"
A few miles down the coast from Walker's Point is Gooch's Beach, the name it's been called since 1658, maybe even earlier. Gooch's is 3,346 feet of the purest, softest, 'talcum powder' sand you'll ever find.
Four modes of transportation can be seen - sort of - in the photo above.
Just behind the Vespa is an approaching bicycle, and on the sea are a stately sailing ship which has just been passed by the louder, newer, far less romantic method of traveling by water.
These three gentlemen just discovered that the ocean anywhere north of Florida is not really warm in June. Off the coast of Maine, the sea stays ice cold until late July, then warms up to frigid until the end of August, when, for several days, the water is actually simply brisk.
As you can see here, most of the people are on the beach. The few who braved the water will surely suffer the shivers well into the evening.