Mary Jo and I snuck away for lunch last week (to Boynton McKay) with Captain Jack and First Mate Barbara from the Schooner Surprise. We had a great lunch, as usual, and enjoyed some great company. Jack and Barbara are enjoying their Winter break but are looking forward to the upcoming sailing season, only 102 days away. If you are planning a trip to Camden between Memorial day weekend and the third week of October, I insist that you get out on the Surprise for one of their outstanding 2 hour adventures. Their local and nautical knowledge paired with the vast beauty of Penobscot Bay (not to mention the thrill of sailing on an old historic schooner) add up to a vacation memory not to be missed. After lunch we wandered down to the waterfront in Camden and I took a snapshot of them with Surprise floating in the background in the icy waters. Check out our Sailing Packages on the Hartstone Inn website.