Saturday, May 28, 2016

A gorgeous day in Bath

It seems that Memorial Day weekend is the  beginning of the summer season in many places. That seems to be the case here in Bath, Maine. We began the day at Waterfront Park and Dock.

Here is a panoramic shot of the bridge from the Park looking south. 

In the distance is Bath Iron Works where they build ships. Recently the Navy acquired a huge ship and it is there being worked on. Here is the GIANT crane that is being used. I took this photo last night as we walked up on the bridge. 

We were just early enough this morning to find a parking space close to the waterfront although it would have only taken us 10 - 15 minutes to walk from home. The day was gorgeous and very warm.

Here are a few photos of the park and dock.

I can't believe that I didn't get any pictures of the Adirondack chairs that are all around like the park benches. Anyway, can you see the tents in the background of some of the above pictures? The Bath Farmer's Market was at the park. 

I love Farmer's Markets and this one did not disappoint me.

When we first got to the market, a vendor was cooking some sweet sausage and offering samples. We went back later to buy a package and I was surprised to find it was sweet turkey sausage. 

Have you ever had a rugelach? The vendor told me it was Jewish. A cream cheese dough with cinnamon, sugar, and ground walnuts. We only bought one to share and it was incredibly delicious! 

The other market purchase was two blueberry hand pies. We are in Maine so we have to eat blueberries! I love blueberry anything!
We ate these with our lunch - sooooo good!

Usually when we go the farmer's markets, we buy vegetables and more vegetables. Right now, we seem to have plenty in our fridge so today we splurged on treats!

After the market, we headed a block away to Front street. There are many shops and a great grocery store. At the very end of the street, you can see that huge crane at Bath Iron Works. We looked for Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop but found that is has closed it's storefront and is now online only.

After looking in a few shops and visiting with some locals, we walked a few blocks to Halcyon Yarn - a great shop. I think I had  sensory overload - there were so many beautiful yarns! I bought one small skein of pale blue Swans Island Organic yarn handcrafted in Maine. 

The temperature was in the mid 80s - with lots of sun - so we took a break and then late this afternoon we headed for a nature preserve. We were going to do a little hiking...but we took a wrong turn. We were on the right road but going south instead of north. When we figured it out, we were close to the beach which, we now know, is where MANY people went today.

Tonight we had pizza for dinner - it was a brand new way of making pizza but I figured it would work. I used tortillas, covered with tomato/pizza sauce that I made using tomato powder, water, and some homemade Italian seasoning. We added some thin slices of some cheese we had - provolone and colby jack - and then the cooked turkey sausage. I baked it at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. It was quite good! I'm so glad that we carry some provisions with us. This is what is left.

Tomorrow is supposed to be much cooler. We plan on heading north to the nature preserve. I think we both know which way to turn at the corner now!

1 comment:

  1. Ok, now you've got me hungry! Ha! I am learning so much about Maine ... thanks for "taking us along".



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