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North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor July 8th 2014

Say "New England" and we think lobstah!! Our quest began in Portsmouth, NH and continued into Maine and Massachusetts. I'd be embarrassed to admit just how many we devoured along the way. After arriving at Logan International, we picked up our rental car and headed to Portsmouth, NH to have dinner with our friends, Dana, Carol, and John. Our first taste of lobster was sitting dockside along the Piscataqua River. It was a fun evening with good company and classic harbor views. We were delighted with the beach town of Ogunquit in southern Maine. The Marginal Way Walk along the rocky coast and the 3 mile long beach made this a two day stop of walking and exploring. As we drove north, we encountered many quaint towns along the coast. Camden, Port Clyde, and Bellfast were ... read more
Ogunquit's Marginal Way
Walking the Marginal Way
Marginal Way views

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor July 6th 2014

The wakeup call Sharon requested rang shortly after the alarm I’d set on my phone alarm for 5:30 AM. We went up to the Lido to eat before meeting in the Showroom for taking a tender ashore for our whale watching tour. I had some Swiss Muesli, grapefruit juice, cantaloupe, watermelon and some rolls; while, Sharon had a chocolate croissant with her French Toast. After breakfast we gathered ourselves together, and went to wait for our tour in the Showroom. Unfortunately, they announced that our tour had been cancelled due to rough seas in our whale watching area. So, we are going to have another leisurely day, walking around town a bit, and we’ll need to take it from there. We decided to go ashore later, and stopped by the library to pick up today’s Sudoku ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor July 4th 2014

We enjoyed the extra hour of sleep as we awoke this Fourth of July. I got the gym again this morning, concentrating on the arms today. When I got back, there had been an announcement that we can clear US immigration at any time up in the Exploration Lounge. We decided not to wait for our 9:15 AM appointment, go there now, and then head to the Dining Room for breakfast before it closes at 9:00 AM this morning. I went with the oatmeal and banana and the Frittata Italiano again, and Sharon had French Toast. We met another couple, Vivian and John at our table for eight were from California. We exchanged contact info, as she expressed an interest in the blog that we write. The Captain announced over the PA system that due to ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Lubec June 1st 2014

Our much anticipated Puffin adventure started on May 19. We made a stop at Crane Creek State Park which is just outside of Toledo, Ohio, to look for migrating warblers, and were not disappointed. If you are the least bit interested in watching birds this is such a good place to go. There are boardwalks through wooded areas and around marshes, but the best part is the great number of experienced birders who point out and identify all the birds. This was a road trip without our camper and without Dave - we missed both by the end of our trip. We also decided to set some standards for motel/hotel rooms. 1. the toilet should be bolted to the floor 2. the reception area should not be shielded by bullet proof glass 3. electrical wiring should ... read more
seaside village
Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor

North America » United States » Maine December 30th 2013

As we look back we agree that this year has been wonderful. Not sure where all the days went but it was a reaffirmation that while plans are made to be changed there will also be a new adventure that you didn’t think to plan for! At the end of 2012 we were planning to sail to the Bahamas. Those plans were scrapped when we found small blisters on the hull requiring attention to restore the barrier coat, which also entails drying out the hull. I Wandawas on the hard in St Marys, GA until spring when we launched and headed swiftly to New England. Before sailing off though we had the pleasure of attending a few award ceremonies for daughter Lauren as she completed a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. In the attached ... read more
2 Lauren & Mom
3 Lauren's Honors
4 Bisous

North America » United States » Maine » Auburn November 1st 2013

A Taste of Maine First and foremost – lobsters galore: steamed lobster, clear-meat lobster rolls, fried lobster, lobster newburg, lobster casserole, baked stuffed lobster, lobster stew, lobster macaroni & cheese and even lobster donuts; lobsters any which way you can imagine and all sweet, meaty and delicious. We are steadily working our way through the summer lobster harvest. Maine lobsters are a reason to come to Maine and many ‘out-of-staters’ do just that! We wake every morning to the sound of loon’s on Garry’s Pond. Some mornings we go for a walk around the lake (Joan the full walk of 10km and Greg partway and back). Other mornings we go for a swim. And some mornings we go out for breakfast – large fluffy pancakes covered in real Maple Syrup with sides of hash browns, bacon ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Auburn October 29th 2013

August 2013, Maine: We have been mostly relaxing and enjoying the Maine lifestyle at my brother Garry’s home on Middle Range pond. We went on a day trip to Bath and Brunswick and then on to LL Bean’s in Freeport. Bath is the home of Bath Iron Works and is known as the ‘city of shipbuilding’ and has been building seafaring ships for nearly 400 years. It is also listed as one of the "Best Small Cities in America" and was deemed a "Distinctive Destination" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation – it is a dead cute town of 8500 persons, many from ‘away’. The short main street is filled with art galleries, bookshops, upscale gift shops and a wonderful restaurant in Solo Bistro (a review of which we posted on Trip Advisor). Nearby, Brunswick ... read more
Bath, Brunawick & LL Bean 001
Bath, Brunawick & LL Bean 032
Farmington, Kingfield & Sugarloaf 001

North America » United States » Maine » Bailey Island October 26th 2013

Well .... almost all closed for the season but not quite as we drove from the White Mountains to the coast of Maine and then southwards back to Boston for our last night. Some blue skies greeted us at the Atlantic Ocean at Boothbay Harbour and as one of the few places open it was lunch at the Tugboat right on the water.... could we resist crab rolls and fried Maine shrimp - of course not. These towns along the coast here must be buzzing in summer with their quaint houses, interesting shops selling everything from a million sorts of popcorn to salt water taffy, lobster shacks, whale watching cruises, harbours filled with boats and then of course the light houses dotted along the rugged coastline. There were still only a few folk out and about ... read more
Bailey Island (7)
Bailey Island (8)
Bailey Island (14)

North America » United States » Maine » Deer Isle October 13th 2013

Photos from 10-14-13 - on the way to Deer Isle Once again referring back to the Our House gallery, photos 18 & 19 were taken outside our basement entrance while we waited to leave for Deer Isle. When Jim mentioned Deer Isle as his choice for Jakub’s suggestion, my mind raced with many questions, suggestions, and the possibility of going to Stubdude’s a day early. No, that would be no good. There’s noway I’d want to leave this group experience before I had to. Coincidence or whatever, Stubby’s first nam... read more
On the way to Deer Isle
Deer Isle Bridge
Crab House

North America » United States » Maine » Bristol October 13th 2013

Photos from 10-13-13 - Pemaquid Lighthouse Long before we left home, VB made an event page for the trip, and on it Jakub made a suggestion. There were 4 couples going for 4 days, and he suggested we all take a day to decide where we shoot. My choice was Pemaquid. No one slept in this day because we might not be back till… well, we didn’t know. Even though it was a bit over an hour away, we were down in the rocks shooting by 6. Before my first shot and before the moment I’d forget about things like eating, I was way too cold to create. So I hustled back to the car for an overkill coat. Comfortably numb, I ... read more
Saddle Rock
Wavey Granite
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