Hello from Harborfields!
Groundhog Day -- why is it on February 2nd? Did you know that this date is just about exactly half-way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox? Regardless of groundhogs and shadows, we will always still have another 45 days or so of astronomical winter!
In any case, the Harborfields team likes winter, since we all love to ski!, and we would like to see winter remain winter right up to the very end. But when it is finally time for spring to come, we want it to come on strong! We need the ground to dry out early so that we can get to work on our projects! And of course it is fun to see the flowers come up, the moorings and docks go in, and the leaves come out on the trees.
If you like seeing the changing of the seasons too, you might be interested in our 2012 Year in Review video -- we took the mid-day images captured every day by the Harborfields web cam and compiled them into a time lapse video! You can see it here: http://www.harborfields.com/WebCamTimeLapse.html It is really pretty cool; you can see that the tide has a monthly cycle as well as a daily one -- another astronomical influence! (Unfortunately, our camera started acting up in late fall and is currently offline. We are trying to get it back for spring time).
Reservations have been coming in, and we wish to give a big Thank You to all of you who have made these reservations! We currently have 20% more nights reserved so far compared to last year at this time. The peak months of July and August are almost 45% booked already! The good news for those of you who have not yet made your vacation plans is that at the moment we still have 55% availability during the peak of summer (and plenty of openings still in May, June, September, and October)
One new thing that we introduced in January is “Online Reservations.” You can check availability, select your cottage, and place your reservation. You can also securely pay your confirmation deposit right then and there with your credit card (although you also have the option of mailing us a check -- which in some ways we actually prefer). You can even place your online reservation via a tab on our Facebook page. Of course, you can also still just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 207-633-5082. We always enjoy hearing from you!
In other news, Harborfields has partnered with the Boothbay Region Land Trust to adopt the BRLT’s Charles Thorpe Preserve (it is one of those “duh!, isn’t that obvious?” things). We are big fans of the BRLT’s work, and we encourage everyone to get out and explore the natural beauty of the Boothbay peninsula.
In the meantime, Think Snow! (for a while yet, anyway) ... and we hope to see you at Harborfields sometime during the 2013 vacation season!
Wendy, Tim, and Bennett (and Tahoe and Scamper)
The Harborfields Herald newsletter is published annually in the fall, with maybe a few other short updates in the winter, spring, and early summer.
PO Box 524
West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575