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post #7 of Old 11-02-2012
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Re: Piscataqua River Dock & Dines

I'll give you another one, but there's a catch. You can reserve for lunch or dinner at the hotel on Star Island at the Isles of Shoals in season. It's family-style dining with slightly overpriced and sometimes overly healthy fare. But you can't beat the atmosphere. There's nothing more relaxing than sitting on one of the rocking chairs on their big porch overlooking the islands and ocean.

The catch is you can only use the dock for dropping off and picking up. At least one of your party has to dingy in. The bottom in Gosport Harbor is very poor anchoring. If you're lucky, you MAY find a mooring that's not in use at the moment, but you are just as likely to be kicked off of it by the owner. The clubs that maintain most of the moorings are (justifiably) starting to get downright nasty about the unauthorized use, and abuse, their equipment has been getting. The locals who own personal moorings are even more vigilant. And the lobstermen's moorings, well, just remember they're almost all armed and not always friendly to a trespasser after a long day of working on the water.
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