Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Downeast Maine part 2

Hi everyone! 

I am finally getting around to posting some more shots of our trip to beautiful Downeast Maine. We are in love with this part of New England and cannot wait to go back! Not only is the scenery spectacular, the lifestyle, friendly people and small town living are so appealing. We just loved everything about it! 

On our last morning in Portland, we walked around a bit after checking out of our iris covered room at  The Pomegranate Inn.

I loved this charming flower shop, Harmon's & Barton's.

This beauty is across the street from The Portland Museum of Art. We then headed to The Portland Head Light. Here are several views of it. The sky was so beautiful every single day we were in Maine.

I don't know the name of this lonely lighthouse out in the water across from the head light. Does anyone?

Downtown Portland is in the distance on the left in the shot below.

We then drove 3 hours north to our rental cottage in Brooklin, Maine but it actually took us a lot longer because we stopped at several towns along the way. The following photos were all taken with my iphone as I brought the wrong camera battery charger and my camera died. Menopause  really does suck. Remembering to take all the different chargers for phone, camera, laptop, ipad has been proving quite difficult lately! So sorry for the quality but here they are....

The summer cottage had a cute wood burning stove and a wonderful stone fireplace. The days were warm so we never lit the stove but husband made fires every morning and night. 

Loved the red stained cedar siding.

The first morning I crept out as husband slept to check out the views and property since it was getting dark when we arrived the night before. 

This is what I saw! What a view! Looking over to Deer Isle, Maine. This would have been a gorgeous shot with my regular camera ;o(.

This is the cottage's beach at low tide, looking across the mouth of the Benjamin River. You can barely see the bridge in the distance to Deer Isle.

The tucked in cottage from the beach. 

Polka dot barnacles and a view of the Benjamin River.

Gorgeous Blue Mussels are all over this beach at low tide.

After our morning chai, we headed out to discover Brooklin. It is small and quiet and home to primarily boat builders, writers, artists and potters. We checked out the impressive WoodenBoat School where people come from all over the world to learn how to build boats in the summer. They have a beautiful property and store that are fun to explore. It was quiet when we were there but quite busy in the summer. They also publish WoodenBoat Magazine there. 

We found the grave of one of my favorite authors, E.B White (Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little). He lived in Brooklin. His home is on the main street but not open to the public.

That's all for now, one more post of Maine to come... Seal Harbor and the precious Castine. Have you been to Maine? I hope so! If not, you must go!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. You're the BEST tour guide and photographer ~ they should pay you!! Your posts always leave me wanting to head out for an adventure and follow in your footsteps! Glad you're both enjoying such a lovely trip!

  2. I'm SO enjoying your Maine posts, Cindy. They make me want to head there right now. I can't believe I've never been to Maine, as I spent my teenage years in upstate NY. My parents and I vacationed in New Hampshire and Vermont, but not Maine. All of New England is lovely. Your trip looks wonderful. Did you use the canoes at the cottage?

  3. Beautiful photos, even with the iPhone! You really do convey the coastline, the water views, and the towns. Well, someday we can talk about Maine: I have very mixed feelings about it! I've spent a lot of time in the mountains, and some by the coast but no, it's not my favorite place. But I must say, that from your tour guide here, it would make me want to visit or move there! My father went to that boat building school and yes, he did actually build a boat! He also learned how to build his house on the coast in Rockport!!!
    Glad to see you back and look forward to more!

  4. Great pics, Cindy. Maine is the best, and will look forward to your take on Castine, one of my favorite Maine towns.

  5. You've really captured the essence of Downeast, Cindy! Sitting at my desk this Sunday afternoon.....enjoying your lovely photos.....takes me back to beloved Maine!!! Thanks for sharing more of your trip. Look forward to Castine and more.

  6. Hi Cindy,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blogs about Brooklin and yours, along with your beautiful photos, happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    - Jocelyn


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