2014 Camden Windjammer Festival

A peek at Camden Harbor, aloft on the mast of schooner Mary Day

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:45pm

CAMDEN — The public landing Saturday morning, the second day of the 2014 Camden Windjammer Festival, was slowly beginning to come to life around 7:45. Camden Rotary Club had begun serving blueberry pancakes and sausage and two of the big visiting schooners were beginning to make their way out of the harbor for some sailing.

Over on the Mary Day, guests who had been on a four-day cruise and sailed back to Camden Friday afternoon, were enjoying cups of hot coffee before they would be heading back onshore and to homes scattered here and there.

It was a beautiful morning to go aloft, so Capt. Barry King’s first mate, Becca Johnson, gave me a harness and a quick refresher on what was safe to hold on to and what to avoid as I made my ascent.

Joining me Saturday was professional photographer Jim Dugan, who also wanted to take advantage of the morning light and snap a few photos from above.

Friday afternoon, Dugan put a drone and a GoPro camera into the air and maneuvered it over the harbor, ultimately creating a video montage like no other seen to date.

Enjoy the photos, and Dugan’s video. We had a lot of fun hanging out up there on the mast this morning.

Editorial Director Holly S. Edwards can be reached at hollyedwards@penbaypilot.com or 706-6655.