A fisherman heads out to fish for mackerel and striped bass on the Camp Ellis Jetty as unsettled weather overtakes the sky Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco. A few minutes later the first rainstorm of the day broke out. Buy Photo
Irvin Serrano, of Biddeford, casts for marckerel at sunset from the Camp Ellis jetty Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
SACO, Maine — That old saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute,” certainly rang true earlier this month.
Fishermen on the Camp Ellis jetty and beach-lovers on the nearby sandy shores needed sunscreen one minute and umbrellas the next as they tried to contend with Mother Nature’s fickle moods.
Dazzling sunrises would give way to morning showers. By midday the sun would return with a vengeance, heating things up enough to prompt afternoon thunderstorms. Then, before you knew it, the ominous skies would quickly clear out, ending the day with a colorful sunset.
One thing about Maine’s summer weather: it sure isn’t boring.