Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Touring Blue Hill Peninsula

We are very close to being as far east in the USA as possible. We are close to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park which is the first place to view the sunrise in the USA from October 7 through March 6. That means daylight comes early - the first light today was at 5:18AM. We were both awake at 5:27AM! We usually sleep until somewhere between 6:30 and 7:30. With all of the light this morning, there was a lot of fog so we took our time and left mid-morning to go sightseeing around the Blue Hill Peninsula.

We had a great day - it was sunny and warm with temperatures in the high 70s. The scenery was gorgeous. Here's a few photos around Blue Hill Peninsula - most were taken at low tide or just as the tide was starting to come back in.

Pumpkin Island Light Station off of Little Deer Isle
Low tide

Buoys on the outside deck of a restaurant in Stonington
This boat was stranded as were many until the tide came back in.
We went in search of the Brooksville Farmer's Market. It was very much like a wild goose chase! After mentioning that they were a little hard for us to fine, one of the vendors had me read an essay in a book of area stories. It described our trip perfectly! I think you need to be a local - even our GPS has major problems here.

At the market, we found a wood turner with wooden spoons, a glass blower with jewelry, a fiber artist with woven earrings, a cook with salads and dips, a couple of bread bakers, a guy who had rugs, bags, and baskets made from used marine rope, a lady with herbs and rhubarb, a lady with eggs and sausage, a couple with felted soap and aprons, a fellow with infused oils and vinegars. It was a small, fun market and everyone wanted to visit so we were there a while. Oh did I mention there were a couple of bakers and one had blueberry hand pies!!! I love blueberries.
Farmer's Market in Buck's Harbor, Brooksville

We tried to find a park to have a picnic lunch. A lady told us there are no parks in Stonington but we could go to the beach. It's not marked; it's a local place. She gave us great directions. You park just off of the road and follow a short trail. There were just three other small groups there. The temperature there was about 65 degrees and it was gorgeous.

Lunch on a large flat rock at the beach
Dessert - delicious blueberry hand pies
We got home in the late afternoon. Ray spent some time on the deck photographing humming birds. I took a nap since I didn't get back to sleep this morning.

After dinner, we walked down the road and this is what we saw.

We met our neighbor Alan, the executive director of the Surry Arts Barn. It is pretty incredible on the inside. We had a tour. We were also invited to a classical music concert tomorrow night featuring the Dapont String Quartet. We know Alan is a fantastic musician; we enjoy hearing him play in the evening when our windows are open.
Surry Arts Barn
These last two building are on our land. They each have beds, heat, and electricity.

Tomorrow we are headed to Acadia National Park. It should be a little cooler and sunny. We're hoping to eat popovers since people keep telling us how good they are.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, popovers =) I think I'll have to make some today with the kids. Enjoy Acadia National Park - it is gorgeous as you already know from all the great shots you have taken so far in Maine. Thanks for the memories.



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