Sunday, June 03, 2012

Maine Vacation USA (Bob's photos)


I'm lucky to be married to a photographer. I rarely think of taking pictures, plus I love having my picture taken. Bob is good.
We started in Portland, Maine USA Photo by Bob Martin.


Did some shopping in Portland, Maine and bought this tank top
Photo by Bob Martin.
"And then the lobster traps go in the water?" On the docks of Portland, Maine.
Photo by Bob Martin.
Bob snuck off at daybreak and took photos of Head Light, Portland, ME.  Photo by Bob Martin.
Head Light, Portland, ME. Photo by Bob Martin.
Williams Point, Port Clyde, Maine. This is where Forrest Gump ended his cross-country run in the movie.
Photo by Bob Martin.
Waiting for the ferry to take us from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island. Photo by Bob Martin.
Port Clyde, ME. Photo by Bob Martin.
Ferry to Monhegan Island. Photo by Bob Martin.
Seals (look to me like blobs with faces). Photo by Bob Martin.
First view of Monhegan Island, Maine USA. Photo by Bob Martin.
We stayed at The Island Inn two nights. It's an old building with that wonderful old house smell. I loved it. The rooms are simple and no-frills, but you cannot beat the view of the harbor and Manana Island. Breakfast was included: our choice of lobster scrambled eggs or blueberry pancakes. Our room was small, but we only slept in there. Bob hiked a lot and I spent lots of time in the cozy common areas where you can read books from their library and warm yourself by the fire. I didn't want to leave! 
The Island Inn, Monhegan Island. Photo by Bob Martin.
[photo by Bob Martin]
I loved The Island Inn. Photo by Bob Martin.
Spent hours reading in the Inn's cozy front room. I didn't mind the rain at all! Photo by Bob Martin.
Manana Island in Monhegan Bay, ME. Taken at dusk. Photo by Bob Martin.
Most gorgeous view I've ever had from a bathroom. Photo by Bob Martin.
Hiking was treacherous and I turned my ankle. Photo by Bob Martin.

Cathedral Trail, Monhegan Island Photo by Bob Martin.
End of the hike: east coast of Monhegan Island. Photo by Bob Martin.
Photo by Bob Martin.
Seagulls: "I swear this is where I left the nest." Photo by Bob Martin.
Hiking back (on Monhegan Island). Photo by Bob Martin.
On my fifth day in Maine, driving to Boothbay Harbor, I discovered whoopie pies! Their name is completely appropriate. Photo by Bob Martin.
Third leg of trip was in Boothbay Harbor, Maine USA Photo by Bob Martin.
Boothbay Harbor, ME. Photo by Bob Martin.
The Harborage Inn in Boothbay was our most luxurious room. The place was sparkling and the room had a fridge, complimentary bath salts, coffee, tea and bedtime chocolates and was lined with pampering touches like throw pillows and a real teapot for the tea. A delicious breakfast was included and we enjoyed the BEST quiche one morning and blueberry pancakes the next. I hated leaving early to catch our flight back and missing our last breakfast (homemade puff pastry). 
Photo by Bob Martin.
Photo by Bob Martin.
We had just finished blueberry pancakes at The Harborage Inn. Excellent!
Asked a stranger to take this at a Boothbay Harbor cafe.
Bringin' home the whoopie pies (these are in our freezer now)! Photo by Bob Martin.
Final night in Maine. Photo by Bob Martin.
 The dog was blissful to have Bob back (he was boarded 5/26-6/2). Bob bought that t-shirt in Portland, ME. It refers to a chain of Northeastern pubs. Bob missed Ozzie a LOT during the week of our vacation. Me, not so much. [photo by me]

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