Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Seawall, Bernard, Thurston's........

8:06 am - Wednesday - May 30th - Southwest Harbor, ME - 60º F, 52% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the southeast.......clear, blue skies with a forecast high of 64º F....a beautiful day for a hike!

Right up there with my other bucket list destinations has been the Maine Coast....for decades.  It always seemed out of reach way up there in the northeast corner of our country.  You know how sometimes your expectations of what a place like this will be like when you finally get there are not realized?  Well, our expectations have been realized here in Southwest Harbor and surrounding environs.  It is every bit as beautiful and pristine as I thought it would be.....and then some.

Since we arrived back on the 12th of May we have been mostly working, but we have managed to do a little exploring, and Tuesday was more of the same.  The last time we drove through 'Seawall' it was cold, and a little overcast, but Tuesday was a perfect day to park the car and walk along the rocky beach looking for sea shells and sea glass......





.....on this day we were in t-shirts, shorts and sandals (flip flops don't work too well on this kind of terrain).  In all we spent about 2 hours just walking along the ocean, and looking for cool periwinkle shells, and sea glass of which we found a little of each.........


.....we didn't find very big pieces of sea glass, but it is there, and it was fun to discover little pockets of it here and there as we walked along the rocky shoreline.....



.....after all that fresh air it was time to find an eatery on the water where we could get a couple of adult beverages and a snack, so we headed for Thurston's Lobster Pound located in the quaint little village of Bernard about 10 minutes away.

We arrived there about 2:15 pm, found a table on the water and placed our drink orders.....a Cadillac Margarita for TLE and an Atlantic Brewing Summer Ale for moi.......


Waiting for our Crab Cakes appetizer....they were amazing!





.....as we sat sipping our drinks I couldn't help but comment to TLE that this is exactly how I pictured Maine, and what a perfect day to do what we were doing....



......we sat there quietly talking about our time in Maine so far, and how we were slowly getting acquainted with this small corner of  the 23rd State admitted to the Union.  We feel so at home, and most welcome.  Everywhere we go we meet the nicest, most helpful people.  There are NO street signals anywhere, and just a very few stop signs, which is precisely what one might expect in this very rural corner America.

From Thurston's to our home at SDC* it is just a little over a 10 minute drive.  We stopped off at Southwest Foodmart to pick up a few things including a bottle of Jose Cuervo Golden (Cadillac) Margaritas.....TLE had a hankering for another Cadillac!

We were home about 4:30 unloading our Foodmart plunder after which time I took a long nap....I mean a long nap....I awoke around 6:30!  After a sufficient amount of time regaining consciousness I went outside to light our second campfire of the season, and TLE followed a few minutes later with a couple of Cadillac Margaritas......


.....our hearts are full and happy....we have found a wonderful place to spend the summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

*SDC = Smuggler's Den Camground

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