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Karen's Corner: The manager's blog

by Karen Cecil

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February 25, 2009

I went on a vacation to Puerto Rico earlier this month -- my first trip outside the continental United States! -- and here's a picture of a beautiful beach, taken by a friend on the trip:

Here's the catamaran we went on for a cruise in beautiful blue-green waters:

Not long after I arrived home, the marina was hit with yet another snowstorm on March 2:

Quite a contrast, don't you think?

The river didn't look very inviting, either:

And some visitors from the coast:

But spring his nearly here, and we're looking forward to seeing you in the yard and at the store! Please drop in to say hello!

-- Karen

A January Nor'easter

January 19, 2009

A nor'easter dumped 6 inches of snow overnight here, and I ventured out with my camera. Wayne is cleaning up, only to prepare for another snowstorm forecast for later in the week. Stay tuned.

Who knew that the lamppost in "Narnia" led to Portland Riverside Marina?


A White Christmas!

December 22, 2008

We have a white Christmas here in Portland, as you can see from the photos I took this past weekend.

The store at Portland Riverside:

Here are some boats covered with the colors of Christmas:

A snowy, quiet yard at dusk:

The Connecticut River, with Middletown in the distance:

Boats in hibernation:

Wintry masts, looking like bare trees:

Snow falling in the woods near the entrance to the marina:

A wintry night:

A picture-perfect Christmas tree in a neighboring boatyard:

This tree seems to be shaking the heavy snow off its branches:

A pretty road leading to Portland Riverside:

The roads are bad, but the mailman always gets through. "Neither rain, snow, sleet, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from their appointed rounds":

After the storm:

While it's cold outside, it's warm inside at the store. Stop by for a visit -- we have lots of great items for Christmas gifts, including equipment for your boat, of course, and other products such as all-natural CT River Candles:

Merry Christmas to all!

-- Karen

Halloween is coming soon!

October 16, 2008

It won't be long before trick-or-treaters are going door to door. I love Halloween, and the store at Portland Riverside Marina is decorated with ghoulish visitors for the holiday. Stop by with your kids and say hi!

"It's close to midnight,
And something evil's lurkin' in the dark.
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart.
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it.
You start to freeze;
As horror looks you right between the eyes,
You're paralyzed."

A wedding can be a grave undertaking, especially on Halloween:

A Halloween breakout from a bare-bones jail:

A ghoul caught in his own web of intrigue:

Greeting customers with a smile:

"Sure, we might look a little evil, but we see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil":


Fall Is Here!

October 7, 2008

The leaves are turning and fall is here -- how can the summer have passed so quickly? -- and we've started hauling boats out for the winter.

Ken and the crew have been busy completing the resurfacing project:

Make way for the first arrivals:

The picnic area is looking good, after the removal of an old houseboat this summer:

I love Halloween -- which will be here before you can say "boo!" -- and some ghostly figures have already appeared at the marina store:

We look forward to seeing you this fall! Stop by and say hello at the store.

-- Karen

On Solid Ground

September 29, 2008

We look forward to seeing all of our winter storage customers this fall. Stop by at the marina store to see our great selection of products for winterizing your boat.

We've been continuing to resurface the ground at Portland Riverside, in preparation for winter storage. Here are some photos of Ken at work on the project:

-- Karen


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