Busier Than The Bees
Hello all! It’s been a great few weeks, even through all the stress. Our old computer system was hacked, so we switched everything over to a new site- on the fourth of July no less. We were all bored anyways- we wanted a challenge 😉 We were in the fourth of July parade, which was…
You know, I write on this blog all of the time…the problem is, I do it in my mind as though I’m sending psychic post cards to friends yet somehow I have a million reasons for not actually sitting at the computer and typing you a note…if you are on instagram, you can find…
Summer’s winding down, but still some great days left to enjoy the Maine Coast!
My good friend Rick has a convertible and a few days ago the weather was outstanding, so he and I went on a road trip to the Schoodic Peninsula, part of Acadia National Park that’s on the mainland a little more than an hour from Searsport. Some of the wave swells came crashing in on the…
Paddling to Sears Island
Many people rent kayaks to paddle around in Penobscot Bay. A common question is How long will it take to paddle over to Sears Island from Searsport Shores? Of course this depends mostly on the experience, strength and stamina of the paddler, but a good estimate for someone who is in reasonably good physical…
What a summer!
We’ve had such a stretch of really wonderful weather here in Searsport this summer. Although our lawn is a little parched, the calm mornings have been wonderful for kayaking and other adventures. Have you ever visited the observation tower high above the Penobscot Narrows bridge? Stunning views from more than 400 feet above the river.…
Do you like fine wine?
Of course it never rains here in Maine*, but if you should happen to be camping and it should happen to rain – and you like fine wine – you might consider heading to the Cellardoor wine tasting room in Lincolnville. It’s less than 20 miles from The Shores and it’s a delightful drive no…
Need a little Pixie Dust?
If you’re in our area this week and need a bit of whimsy…look what they’re doing in Bucksport (15 minutes from us)
Sail on a Schooner from Belfast!
We were recently treated to a two-hour evening sail on the schooner Timberwind out of Belfast Harbor and it was spectacular! Captain Lance and the crew host cruises every day but Wednesday from a dock right in downtown Belfast, just five miles from The Shores. Check out their website for all the information you need…
Belfast Harbor Walk
When my wife and I have a spare hour or so, and we want to get a little exercise (but not a whole lot), one of our favorite things to do is to take the Belfast Harbor Walk. It’s a very simple and flat stroll, a little more than two miles in total length, starting…
Lobsterbakes on the Beach
What’s the best way to celebrate the summer on the Maine coast? With butter dripping down your chin and wood smoke drifting through the air as the seafood steams in its bed of freshly harvested seaweed. Add a layer of scent coming from the homemade bread hot out of the oven and brought directly to…