Just Be, In a Boat

On a remote lake, deep in the famed North Woods of Thoreau country, a family discovers a space and time that’s all too rare in our modern world.

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    Stewart Simpkins says:

    Virtually all the pleasing things I like in a video is in this one.
    Thank you, again,
    Stewart Simpkins

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    Steven Sweeney says:

    I built the 7-7″ back in the 80s, and it’s still a keeper and always gets lots of attention on Minnesota inland waters.

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    Lake waves, the loon, the scent of the norther water lily, the wind in song… “universe through cottonwood leaves.” Thanks for the virtual get away to Maine, Steve. And, for being such a beyond-adjectives dad.

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    Ed Altonji says:

    You guys at OCH have done what so many other very good publications and videographers have not been able to do. You’ve found the right very simple path to our commonality, the art of the simple that brings us peace in a very complex world. “Thank you” isn’t enough, but you already know how much we appreciate this.

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    steve johnson says:

    What a gem .. what truth,what a location. Speaking of which,is the spot top secret ?
    And.. I’m a new fan of Walt Wilkins thanks to OCH . Will add if you too find his music and style just right, you might do yourself a favor to search for the music of John Smith… loads on Utube free to listen in . Fine guy,music from the heart .

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      Ahoi Mench says:

      Seems like you folks get lots of accolades and so although I’ve seen a bunch of your videos I haven’t said anything. My Maggie said it best when I mentioned the music which seems always to accompany the videos, agreeing the music is wonderful, “It doesn’t matter whether its about boats or plants, all of the topics are timely and thoughtfully done. They have a very good crew.” I have been the caretaker for a 38M2 Klasse Spidsgatter named Pia for 26 years. It’s time to find another caretaker. I told Maggie, “I started out in small boats and I will go out in them.”

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    George Weinbrenner says:

    The music fits the spell of the lake. So calming .

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    Jon Arcuni says:

    Fabulous video. What can be better. I am so glad I discovered this site and became a member.

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    Ken Rezendes says:

    beautiful ! more young people should be spending time like this. what is the name of the song and vocalist?

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    David Richey says:

    Beautiful! I love the simplicity of it all. Currently building my first boat and at 18ft it will be a camp cruising machine. Thank you for these videos. Keep up the good work.

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      John Bouton says:

      That video will be hard to top! It was lovely to see a sense of wonder emerge from every soul there — what a respite from our busy world, enhanced by small boats, some gunkholing, and unfamiliar horizons. Kudos to the team!

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    Alison Langley says:

    Nice one Steve. Important message delivered so sweetly and with such great imagery.

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    Anne Bray says:

    Great video, Steve. I’ve watched so many times and find something new to like each time.

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    Carolyn & Ron Pease says:

    My wife and I have a beautiful camp in Friendship maine and have spent 40 summers there. I have also camped all over northern maine in a tent. What a wonderful story you have done to combine them both. Good going…your combining them both is GREAT. keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    William Boulden says:

    It’s humbling to see and hear parents teaching their children about what can be seen, heard and experienced by just being quiet. There is room in a simple life for joy.

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    Larry Cheek says:

    This is a beautiful production, an ode to the virtues of simplicity. Thanks, Steve and all others involved in its production.


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