Over the years, the hubby and I have boated in many different places. While the experience is always pleasant, when it comes to great boating, there is for us no place like the midcoast of Maine. Why? Let me count the ways!
The Islands. There are some 3500 islands off Maine’s coast. If all were connected to the mainland, it is said that the coast of Maine would stretch from its northernmost tip to Key West.
Most are uninhabited, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be explored.
On some is evidence of lives once lived on the island.
Shorelines may yield unexpected treasures such as heart rocks or sea glass or sometimes raspberries and blueberries ripe for picking.
For sure every island is different. All have rocks, some large and smooth,
some craggy and difficult if not impossible to scale.
Still others have layers of small stones warm and smooth to the touch.
Inlets and harbors. Nothing beats finding a secluded inlet or a protected harbor where you can anchor for a quiet afternoon or, perhaps, spend the night.
There’s nothing like being on the boat under the night sky and seeing the moon lift from the horizon and climb higher and higher to cast its reflection on the water.
Lighthouses. I’m crazy for lighthouses, and there are many along the Maine coast.
Most are no longer operative, but that doesn’t mean they don’t continue to stand proud.
Some are isolated, and I find myself wondering about the lighthouse keepers who once manned them. Surely there are stories that could be told.
Fun places to eat. The coast is dotted with dockside places to eat, and it’s so much fun to stumble upon a new one or return to a favorite.
Most menus focus on seafood fresh from the water, and I always have a hard time refusing fried clams though recently I had a lobster grilled cheese that may be my new favorite.
Hey, enough writing. It’s time to take advantage of a beautiful day and do a little boating!
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