We arrived mid-afternoon and got ourselves settled, then set off for a scenic drive to Orr’s and Bailey Islands, and back in time for cocktails and a dinner of mussels and lobsters.
The next morning we drove up the coast to Damariscotta, another picture-postcard town, where we had lunch at King Eider’s Pub, including the wonderful Pemaquid oysters, crab cakes, and lobster BLT’s. Then we took a ride to Pemaquid Point, where we climbed to the top of the lighthouse (featured on the obverse of quarters representing the State of Maine), and to Boothbay Harbor. Back in Cundy’s Harbor we prepared a delicious dinner with the oysters and halibut we had bought in Damariscotta.
Sunday morning, Rick took us for a ride on his boat, exploring the many islands of this gorgeous area. Then we packed up our stuff so we could leave directly from lunch, and headed over to the Dolphin Marina, where we had another superb lunch of lobster stew, fried clams, and their famous blueberry muffins, while basking in the stunning views all around us. Waiting for our table, we strolled on the lawn running down to the ocean. A helicopter appeared and landed on the lawn. The pilot jumped out and ran to the “modern convenience,” returned and took off again, proving that “when you gotta go, you gotta go”.
After lunch, it was time to get in the car and head home, having enjoyed a fabulous weekend in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
FYI, Rick’s house is available for weekly and monthly rentals: