Day 9 Fri 7/31 Jam in Rockport ME
Categories: Captain's Log
Our only contact in central Maine was a luthier, Nicholas Apollonio, who had built an instrument for my friend and my former student Bob Peterson. We sailed into Rockland, docking on a slip graciously loaned to us by fellow musician Gordon Bok, just outside the Steam Power & Sail Museum. Nicholas met us at the slip and invited us for grilled tuna steaks on his screened-in porch at his home in nearby Rockport. Before and after the meal we jammed on Celtic style music together on instruments he built including a fiddle and 12-string guitar. We had all been carefully isolated for well more than two weeks, so we allowed the usual 6-foot distance to be reduced to 3-foot distance for the jam. We shared sailing and music stories, played original and traditional tunes, and life seemed normal again.