Here is all you need to know about our upcoming weekend in Georgetown on the water!
Directions to the Holt-Muench property at 710 Bay Point Road in Georgetown: Take Rt. 127 south from where it crosses Rt. 1 in Woolwich (just across the river from Bath, Maine) and follow it 8.8 miles to Georgetown center. On the right, after you pass the Georgetown Pottery, post office, Country Store and firehouse, Bay Point Road will turn off just before you start down the hill. After about 3 miles Bay Point Road will cross a marsh and make a fairly sharp bend to the left, then start watching for a white feldspar driveway on the left. Our mail box may or may not be out on the right. After you turn in to the driveway a white sign on a tree to the left of the gate says Holt. Follow the driveway down to the end and park on the feldspar circle by the house. Total distance is about 12 miles from Rt. 1. Phone: 371-2237.
What to bring? 1. Bathing suit, towel and sunscreen 2. Change of clothes, jacket for evenings and bug spray 3. Sleeping bag, optional-tent (there are several beds and floor spaces inside) 4. Friends! We welcome your friends Food- --Saturday lunch- bring your own bagged lunch if your arrive at noon. --Sat supper- bring something to grill and a dish to share --Sat campfire time- Snack to share --Sun breakfast- Wendy will bring eggs and bread for toast, still need: coffee, fruit, and other breakfast goodies you and your family desire! --Sun lunch- Potluck, bring something to share (We have left over ice cream from Children's Day; Wendy will bring cones).
Special info: My brother Jay had the lawns and other areas around the house sprayed with peppermint oil on Mondayto kill the ticks.
However that does not do anything against the browntail moths. We didn’t see any around the house last summer or so far this spring but that is not true of further into the woods. General principles: If going into the woods: cover up, wear a large brimmed hat that will keep the hairs off your head and neck. If you see a brown tail caterpillar – KILL IT – and tell me about it. Mosquitoes are out in force due to the cold, wet Spring.
Also because of the Spring weather the Coast Guard has a special warning out to boaters about dangerously cold water. I am imposing a rule this year that no one goes out in a boat floating in water deeper than their own waist without wearing a life preserver. This includes adults. For adults judgement this means life preservers when boating if the tide is up within about a foot of the seaweed line of the white rock island. It also means that the sea breeze will be cold – bring sweaters accordingly.