Karen and I made our annual summer trip to the coast of Maine for a week at the end of July. This year we found a wonderful waterfront cottage on Burnt Cove in Stonington on Deer Isle. The older house had just been completely rebuilt to the studs and was totally remodeled. They did a great job and all the fixtures were top of the line, which is unusual for a rental. It appeared that we were the first to have ever rented the place since the do over. Burnt Cove is beautiful fishing village a short drive from the center of Stonington. Stonington is an active fishing community and claims to land the most lobsters of any place in Maine. The house is only about 20 feet from the shoreline. On the cove out in the front of the house are 35 lobster boats of various lengths that leave at about 5AM each morning providing an interesting wake up. Two ospreys claim the cove as a feeding ground and I sit out on the lawn and watch them feed all day. A small seal also resides here and I enjoy looking for his head
to pop up and a couple times I’ve seen a bald eagle fly overhead. The center of Stonington is nearby and mid week we attended an interesting film and discussion at the Opera House on former summer resident Frederic Law Olmstead. The talk was given by Olmstead’s great grandson and was very interesting to listen to as he shared some great family stories. We were also treated to a spectacular double rainbow that sat over the cove for almost 45 minutes. Maya drove up and spent the end of the week with us.
I live in Beverly ,Massachusetts with my two daughters Maya and Maxanne, and my wife Karen. Karen and I cruised up the coast and across Alaska in the summer of 2008 our daughters Maya and Maxanne joined us for the cruise part of the trip. I love to travel and experience new things. In 2007 Karen and I drove cross country from Beverly Mass. to Corvallis Oregon to see America at ground level. We currently do weekly visits to somewhere we haven't been before. In the fall of 2004 when I was 54 years old they diagnosed me with the affliction ALS . Because of this stupid illness my arms don't wor... full info