it all happened very fast. odin was jumping feet first off the dock with his cousins and landed hard on his feet in water that was shallower than he anticipated and his momentum carried him forward and he came down hard on his knees. i’m guessing he landed on a mussel shell that sliced such a deep gash.
so we went on an a trip to the local medical clinic and the doc ( small world – she graduated from UW madison and grew up in oregon, wisconsin! ) confirmed that he needed a few stitches ( side note, both of us were surprised at how painful the anesthetic shots were – ooouuuuccchhhh! ). it only very slowly dawned on us that this meant odin wouldn’t be able to get in the water for the rest of vacation 🙁
all things considered, it ended up being a minor injury but a good reminder to have a healthy respect around the lake. i’m glad he didn’t jump in head first.
you really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful summer day in maine. not too muggy and hardly any bugs 🙂
the dock is getting rebuilt so you can see part of the underlying structure. i probably should be spending time helping to rebuild the rock wall that my grandfather built which stretches from one end of the cove to the other buuuuuut i’m going to take some time to actually vacation on my vacation.
does anyone visit on a desktop anymore? if you do, go ahead and view the large panorama on a big ol’ monitor.
odin took my new favorite picture of him and frida at camp. he’s got a good selfie game.
frida didn’t get the memo that malamutes aren’t supposed to like water and jumped right in the lake.
it reminded that 10 years ago odin and dearly departed mauja the malamute first visited camp 10 years ago and a loon tried to drown mauja ( and that i wrote longer blog posts 10 years ago )!
if you’re passing through ellsworth, maine and you don’t stop by jordan’s snack bar to get some clams, you’re doing it wrong. closing time at 9pm and there’s still a line of mostly locals. no doubt there was a much longer line earlier in the day.
i’ve been getting fried clams ( and hotdogs and ice cream ) at jordon’s for a loooooooong time so it’s always nice to visit again. brings back fond memories.
stopping at the northbound kennebunk service plaza after entering maine to hang out with a moose is not a new tradition. odin getting some sort of double chocolate thing from starbucks is.
it’s not like we never eat fast food, but I love that odin prefers to eat the homemade steak Caesar salad we prepared for the trip and doesn’t even ask for fast food available at plaza.