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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Truck Camper Gathering - fall in Maine

Time to enjoy a fall gathering on the ocean in Maine -

Update to North-East Truck Camper Late Fall Campout - Recompence Campground, Freeport, Maine.
See below for the original information.  We met with the campground manager last week and he is delighted to have our group back again. The dump station and big trash container will be available for our use. Many of you will be arriving after dark so come to the campsite on West Bay rather than try to register at the office. We will have registration forms at the campsite tent and will take them with your check or cash to the manager.

For those of you who have not been to this campground before, take a look at this coordinate on Google Earth N43° 49.45'  W70° 4.47'. That point of land is West Bay where we will camp.
Directions to get to Recompence Campground (Wolf's Neck Farm) from Freeport:
Most of you will be coming north into Maine on I-95. If you are interested in stopping at Cabela's it is just off Exit 42 but cannot be seen from the road. We take Exit 52 which will be marked Falmouth. This spur loops around to I-95. Take Exit 22 off of I-295 which is marked Freeport and turn left at end of the exit ramp. At the first traffic light, Harraseeket Inn is dead ahead of you. Take a right. Go less than half a mile and take a left onto Bow Street. You will have passed the post office, Azure Cafe and be at the main LL Bean building as you turn onto Bow Street. Bow Street/Flying Point Road continues for 2.33 miles. Turn right onto Wolf's Neck Road. At 1.65 miles turn left onto Burnett Road which is a dirt road. At .5 (one half) mile turn right onto the road leading to West Bay. This small dirt road is at the top of a rise right after you have crossed a one lane wooden bridge and yes the bridge will hold your camper weight. Have faith! Less than a third of a mile on this secondary dirt road you will see the camp site. This little dirt road dead ends so just keep coming. If you arrive late at night, park anywhere near the other truck campers and we'll get you set in the morning.

Relax and socialize
Go into Freeport to holiday shop
Mike has offered to show you how to winterize your camper if you have not done so before. Bring two gallons of RV antifreeze.
If you have not taken your camper off/on your truck by yourself yet we will help you learn to do so.
The scotch drinkers among us are going to hold a scotch tasting. If you drink scotch, bring a bottle to share and a shot glass. 

Meals, etc.
We usually do drinks and appetizers around 5PM Thursday and Friday evenings.
Pot luck dinner is Saturday around 6PM. Bring a dish to share and your own plates/utensils.
Sunday is group breakfast. Bring something for the guys to cook up - eggs, muffins, bacon, etc.
We do not  have a check out time on Sunday so stay and relax as long as you wish. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new.

Who: North-East Truck Campers and friends
What: Fall Dry Camping to close out our camping year
When: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - Sunday, November 13, 2011
Where: Recompence Shore Campground, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine
N43° 49.45' W70° 4.47'
Why: To enjoy a late fall gathering by the ocean

Our informal Truck Camper gathering at Recompence Shore Campground, Freeport, Maine is set for Thursday, November 10 - Sunday, November 13, 2011. The views off of the bay front are just spectacular - Maine at its best. See the campground web site at http://www.freeportcamping.com/. This is a total dry camp for those of you wanting to test your solar power and generators. You will be able to run generators occasionally to keep the batteries topped off. There is a dump station by the office and a pit toilet near where we camp.
The campground manager has agreed to a rate of $15 per night. The campground is closed except for walk ins and those who wish to winter camp. We'll be on the West Bay water front across from the Hay Field (see map on the web site).
If you are unsure about coming or do not want to pre-register, I will have signup forms at the shelter tent on West Bay. You can fill out there and pay by check or cash. Joe/I will take them to the office. If your dog comes (they are welcome), you need a copy of your rabies certificate. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Recompense Shore is only 5.17 miles from LL Bean plus about 100 shops, pubs, BBQ, etc. in Freeport. There is a United Maine Craftsmen juried crafts fair in Augusta, ME about an hour away on Saturday and Sunday. Details at http://www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com. We'll do a pot luck on Saturday night and do our usual sharing of drinks and appetizers on Thursday and Friday. Traditionally we also do a group breakfast on Sunday morning. Mikeee has graciously agreed to bring his tent and space heater so we will have a shelter if needed. Joe and I will provide a pickup load of firewood. DO NOT bring wood with you as imported wood is no longer allowed in Maine.
This gathering is low key with no planned seminars, raffles, etc. We spend lots of time sitting around the campfire, swapping tales of places we've been and want to go. Bring your winter coat and boots as it can get a bit nippy. We'll keep our fingers crossed for a late Indian Summer. Beautiful place, good TC friends and any of their camper friends - a great way to close out the North East camping season for most of us.

Anne and Joe Brown   email: TwoMaineiacs2@yahoo.com