Saturday, July 9, 2011

Better As A Memory


After enjoying 3 seasons with our lobster boat Fearless, we made the decision to say goodbye to her. We sold her yesterday to a commercial lobsterman who will fish with her out of Gouldsboro Harbor.

So turn up your speakers and have a listen to my first ever video compiled from images I have taken over the past 3 seasons.   We remain truly humbled to have been given this opportunity and are so blessed to have been able to learn and experience all the joys and discoveries recreational lobstering on the coast of Maine can afford.



29 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Aww Lili, I know it must have been hard to say goodbye, but you do still have all of those wonderful memories! And your video is beautiful! I hope the new owners keep the name!

Kat :)

jojo said...

sweet memories and a great video to keep along with them always.

Jo said...

Fabulous - such wonderful memories - what is next?

Country Girl said...

What? You sold Fearless? Well, now. (I'm just so surprised). How lucky you were to have the opportunity to lobster with her. Loved your sweet video here. Excellent photos. Gorgeous eagle, too!

Lisa T. said...

Oh, No. This is very sad. AND how am I going to identify you to my husband? "You know, the folks in Sorrento with the lobster boat..."

Snappy Di said...

Your movie is a great tribute to the life of lobstering and truly shows how your hearts and souls went into this venture. I'm sorry you had to let it go and look forward to seeing your next dream come to fruition.

Di

regan said...

That was a beautiful video.....what wonderful memories you have of some great days!

I don't know country music at all....what song and singer was that on the video....it was really good!

missing moments said...

It must have been hard ... it was hard for me when we sold our sailboat to move to Philly. But always have those great memories! Loved the video!

Elenka said...

What a great video. Must be sad.
I so enjoyed the photos of your family visit. That one of you and hubby and your two girls is precious! It should be hanging in a photographers studio to show potential clients how perfect a family photo could be!
Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Very nice.

spindrift,me said...

Oh, Lili! You must be sad.... Such a hard decision, and a brave thing to let go when the time is right. Your video is a treasure. I'm sure it will be a comfort. The images are spectacular!

seanymph said...

That was a beautiful video. I know what it is to say goodbye to a boat. We had a sailboat tho. And while I didnt want to spend every weekend of my life on it, I did love being on it and still miss it.

suspendedsoul said...

So long Fearless. We'll see you around.

Nice video.

jennyfreckles said...

Aw Lili, that's beautiful - rather sad, but lovely. I adored the soundtrack - who is that? I would love to download it from iTunes. The best bit for me is what it says on the stern of your boat: "Fearless, Sorrento, Me". It must be your motto? I guess Me means Maine but it's still really neat.

Lee said...

I guess everything has it's day, right? What will you do now?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Well..., this doesn't come as a surprise to me. Good for you! Hope it wasn't too hard for husb! I don't know what it is with my computer but I can't watch videos..., they stop all the time. Have to figure that one out at some point.

Carolyn said...

Oh, sad but beautiful. We sold our lobsterboat years ago and I still feel sad when I think about it. Lovely tribute though.

Carolyn said...

Oh, sad but beautiful. We sold our lobsterboat years ago, and I still feel sad when I think about it. Lovely tribute though.

Privet and Holly said...

I am at the
library, so
will have a
listen at home.
Already know it
will be lovely.
They say the two
happiest days in
a boat owner's life
is the day she buys
it and the day she
sells it....Wonder
if this is true??
You had a good run
with The Fearless!
xx Suzanne

vicki said...

Lili - what a beautiful and incredible video! You certainly have some wonderful memories of this awesome boat. I am sure that selling the boat was bittersweet -0 but I totally understand that there is a LOT of work and expense in maintaining a boat and a hobby. Bless you both - I know it was hard to see her go~~

The video was absolutely amazing!

Vicki

Julie said...

Well...I am wondering if you two went out and celebrated after the sale, or went home and cried... :-)
Every good thing in life has its Hard moments and its HIGH moments..
A good day's catch would seem like a high moment, and EATING some lobster broiled in butter...YUM...but then there is SOOOO much work involved with a boat...so I'm betting it was a bittersweet celebration...but a good day. Hugs to you. The video was outstanding and loved the music with it. GREAT JOB!!!! ON to a new season of adventure with something new and your loving man! Hugs to you Lili...**oh and PS..we were living right where we are now when we had the laying ladies...Our lot is just situated in our neighborhood so that we are secluded on all four sides and it was perfect for the set up - even in Suburban Charlotte. :-) :-)Hoping the next family will do it too!!!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

oh lili...i know how you both loved that gal. such a part of your life. we all go through seasons. i am sure you will embrace this new chapter with the same zest for life that you did with 'fearless'. Fearless will always be a part of you! many hugs!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I just came over from "Chronicles of a Country Girl" who I've been following for a little while now. She's headed to Maine and she mentioned your blog so I thought I'd pop over!

Your blog is lovely and I've enjoyed reading your posts. I hope you don't miss Fearless too much. You also have a beautiful family! What fun it must have been to have your daughters and their families visit! Your photos are just stunning!

We spend most of our free time at our cottage in Old Orchard and hope to venture a little further north this summer to Hancock, we have a good friend who has a camp on Donald's pond, and some other good friends in Whitneyville!

Please stop by for a visit if you have time. I love company and new friends are always welcome.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, New beginnings are always bittersweet! Be glad you and Henri can do this together . . I loved seeing the pics of your beautiful daughters and their families. You must be very proud of them . . You and that camera are amazing . . your pics are always so pretty. Have a blessed Sunday, Sandy:O)

Linda said...

Aww...better as a memory tells me it's OK. Now when you dine on lobsta' you'll wonder if they're from fearless. Beautiful tribute!

Suz said...

Beautiful memories, perfect song and I have tears in my eyes... xoxo

Toyin O. said...

Great video, thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

wat a sweet lovely memories...
chanced upon your space while blog hopping ..
very interesting space you have..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

lili...you have a package on the way to you! xox, mickey

Rain said...

Oh Lili-I was so sad you considered leaving us all-it sometimes is a lot of work-but we get so much from your posts and pictures! Am so glad you decided to stay-summer is such a busy time-I have hardly been on the computer-as have others-sure gets us through the long winter months though!
Loved your video-loved your family shots-how exciting you all were able to visit together at the same time! Take care-glad you had such a nice visit from Country Girl!!~~Rain