We took the annual camping trip with the kids last week near Eagle Lake in Maine. Of course no one filled us in that Mainers are considering building an ARK due to the rising waters. I am one to figure that a whole parcel of days in camp in the rain beat just one day in the cube, but we cried uncle after 72 hours of rain and packed up and left Dodge. There were rumors of flooded campsites and evacuated trippers on the Allagash proper. We noted that the Kennebec, Androscoggin, and Carrabasset Rivers were all near flood stage on the way home. Between bands of rain, we did manage to see the trains at Eagle Lake via 20 foot Chestnut Ogilvy Pool square stern. I had the sail rig out for all of about an hour. We had 9 Humans and one dog in the Pool on Eagle. The Ranger stopped us and suggested we were overloaded, but I don't really think so. The freeboard was about the same unloaded. That thing can carry a load. The Ranger told us to, "feel free to play with the trains as long as you put them back when you are done". I took Grandma on this trip and she is a forager. We were treated to a mess of wild chantrelle mushrooms and a batch of fresh Maine crawdad. You can't tell them from shrimp. Oh well, at least we didn't have to deal with low water!! Fitz.