Last weekend my husband and I went north and visited the “Mid Coast” of Maine.

Gracie the Labrador Pup
Gracie the Pup at Cellardoor Winery

We decided to bring Gracie the Pup along , who was a great traveler. It helped that the air temperatures were cool so keeping her in the car from time to time wasn’t a problem. I opened the roof and she was fine.

View from our cabin in Lincolnville

Lincolnville was our home base, so to speak. What a lovely little spot! The first night we had a seaside cabin with a deck overlooking the ocean. Wow, so special. The second night we were bumped to one cabin back- which we knew was going to occur, but that wasn’t a problem at all since we still had a perfect view of the sea. Our prior planning could have been better there but we waited until the last minute to make our decision. There is a new baby due to arrive soon and we didn’t want to be too far away in case we were “called into duty”.

Sarah and Lucy awaiting the arrival of the new baby
New baby brother coming soon!

Towns visited

Dice Head Light house
Dice Head LIghtHouse Castine, Maine
Maine maritime tugboat
Cute little tugboat from Maine Maritime

We visited Castine, (the home of Maine Maritime Academy), Bayside, ( a step back in time with small Victorian cottages), Camden and Rockland. What a lovely part of our great state of Maine. You could spend an entire year traveling around from town to town, island to island, cove to little cove and still not see it all.

The Lobster rolls

There were some lobster roll comparisons to be made. First stop was in Freeport at the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster. We were dazzled by a double rainbow while we ate! But I’d have to say that Youngs Lobster Pound won. Then again- there is Five Islands Lobster Co that needs to be revisited- their lobster rolls are quite fantastic! Another road trip?

Double rainbow at Haraseeket Harbor
Double Rainbow
Lobster roll at Young's Lobster Pound
yummy lunch of a lobster roll

Fun unexpected side trips

Tower at Mt Battie
Mt Battie watch tower
Panoramic view from Mt Battie
Panoramic view from Mt Battie

A trip up Mt Battie in the Camden Hills State Park was gorgeous. The views from the tower were fabulous- even on a day that wasn’t crystal clear. Views of the surrounding harbors, islands , schooners, etc, is not to be missed.

Even a library book sale in the sweet Castine library! It’s hard to deny my husband the joy of looking at books- you just never know what treasures you might find! We did find a few, but limited ourselves this time! My favorite find was Rumpole of the Bailey DVD’s- a British show about a barrister in England- 5 DVD set for $1. What a steal!

Then, for fun- a side trip to Cellardoor Winery. That was a beautiful spot as well. We had a wine tasting and went away with a few bottles to remind us of our time there. We were able to walk Gracie on the grounds and enjoy the quiet area outside before continuing back to our home base.

Feeling blessed to live here

We feel so blessed to be able to live in this great state with the mountains (our own home) and the sea so close to us. Portland is wonderful of course and we are there weekly. There is something special about getting away from the southern coast though. Hopefully we will make another trek to visit even further up the coast in the near future. Perhaps in the fall when all of the veggies have been harvested? Maybe not…

Rug inspiration

My surroundings here in Maine are where my inspirations come from in my rug hooking designs. From the Maine woods, to the Maine seacoast and places in-between . There is always something that sparks an idea. Lucky me!

I’ve come away with loads of ideas for future rug designs. Keep watch in the ETSY shop and my website as they become a reality.

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