It’s amazing how quickly time has passed since the seasonal water turn off and our departure from Ocean Point. The transition was a bit more challenging this year, as we were able to stay straight through fall and we were not yet ready to say goodbye and head to our winter home.
I am finally back on track and preparing for the holidays ahead. I am thrilled to hear that despite all of the seasonal cancellations as a result of COVID-19, Boothbay has planned several of my favorite holiday activities; the Early Bird Sale, Gingerbread Spectacular, Gardens-a Glow, Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks along with the Downtown Window Decorating Contest and the Eastside Waterfront Park Holiday Ornament Decorating Contest.
All of the above activities will of course be held with precautions and safety measures in place; social distancing, masks and the number of participants at each event will be closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety. I do hope many of our Ocean Point residents will come out in support of these wonderful and festive events.
For those who may not have heard the area had quite a rain/wind storm last week that uprooted several trees at Ocean Point. I received quite a few pictures from folks of the damage; fortunately houses were left unharmed. Sizeable trees were uprooted at the Raymond property, the Marden property and the Gardner property.
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with former Ocean Point residents Tim and Peggy Martin and their cousin Chris Ross. Tim’s family, the Martins, along with the Ross Family owned the property where the Chambers now reside.
Last year Tim and Peggy purchased a motor home and are currently traveling across the country, for the second time, taking in all the wonderful sites along the way. They recently stopped in Tucson, Arizona to visit with Chris Ross for several days and next on the itinerary were several more stops through Arizona, then on to San Diego, California. They will spend a portion of the winter months in warm sunny San Diego before traveling up the coast to Portland, Oregon to visit with their son Chris. What an adventure for them!
Unfortunately for all of us, Thanksgiving gatherings will certainly be different from years past. Despite all of the challenges we have all faced this past year we certainly have a lot to be thankful for; continue to stay upbeat and positive in these trying times! I do hope your holiday is healthy and safe with family wherever you are! Have a great week!