Ebb Tide, Popham Beach

Posted on January 30th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, Popham Beach in Phippsburg is always breathtakingly beautiful.  In this 15 x 30″ oil on canvas, I chose this composition from a November visit where Seguin Island is perched on the horizon and the beach was pristine in the falling tide.  This relaxing scene is quite a contrast to my boating experience in these waters between Popham and Seguin.   It is here, at the mouth of the Kennebec, where 10-15 foot seas can rise up quickly when the tide is falling and the winds are gusty from the south.  During one such excursion in a 22′ boat we literally kissed the ground when returning to port.

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