Saturday, June 12, 2010

I love it here

It’s Saturday night and I’m writing this from the vacation cottage that my husband and I are renting for the week on the coat of Maine.

All my fears about this place were unfounded and I’m happy to report that this is the best place we’ve stayed so far.

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This was taken just before sunset from the beach. The place we rented is waterfront.

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This was later on, while sitting out on the porch amidst the mosquitoes. I had on my favorite repellant which kept them at bay.

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I’m enjoying a glass of wine while sitting on the porch and I can hear the loons calling in the distance. The ocean air is full of the scent of pine trees with a little wild beach rose thrown in for good measure.

I love to travel and driving twelve hours is well worth the effort when you end up in a place like this. It really seemed like no time until we were here.

Do you see those two floats in the photo above? I’d forgotten they were there and it was dark. They’re old lobster pot buoys that my husband found today. They were wrapped around some driftwood on the beach.

Tomorrow’s forecast calls for rain, but I could care less because hey, we’re in Maine. You knew I’d say that, didn’t you?!

Until next time,

37 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're in Maine, because now we are too, sort of :) Have a great week -

Hilary said...

Oh,my ....12 hours....and my daughters are whining about 8.
It looks lovely.

Hilary said...

Oh that's so worth a dozen hours of driving... especially if you're at the wheel. Gorgeous photos.

Cheryl said...

Glad you had a safe drive. Beautiful view! Never been to the Maine coast.

Enjoy yourself!

altar ego said...

I am so seriously jealous. It is h, h, and h here, the humidity falling into the "oppressive" realm. Oh, for Maine! I can smell the air as you describe it, and the sounds at water's edge. The light. Forget the mosquitoes. Glad you've got repellent. I imagine a week of bliss ahead for you. Can't wait to be there with you.

alphabet soup said...

Have a lovely holiday in the wonderful Arcadia National Park. It's often a tricky business finding the "holiday cottage of your dreams" but this time it all sounds OK.
Ms Soup

Ann On and On... said...

What an adventure! I love Maine... I hope each days is as relaxing as the one before it.

Another 6/8 hours and you're in my neck of the woods. Our doors are open. Dogs are ALWAYS welcome here.

becky up the hill said...

Oh, beach combing is my favorite thing to do. Only I am a little west of you, like the left coast. Have fun Kate, hope and pray you have some great adventures!

Cloudia said...

wonderful!





Aloha from Waikiki

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Low Tide High Style said...

So glad you made it there safely, and the place you are renting looks amazing! I'll have to get the info from you so that we can go to Maine and take our puppies with us!

Enjoy!

Kat :)

Oliag said...

Oh do enjoy yourself tremendously Kate!...The view from that deck is worth every minute of that drive:)
If you drive by Jordan's Drive in on rt 1 stop and have their crabrolls and think of me...they are the best!...and go for the onion rings with them:)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Sounds like a little slice of heaven, or rather a large slice with some whipped cream on top.

Those bouys are highly photogenic, especially when they're in their element, such as washed up on the beach or wrapped around one's head-- but that's certainly not anything I'd know about.

Breathe in that air and absorb the sounds and smells of the planet. And sleep late because you can.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Kate:
Sounds like a wonderful vacation. I'm sure you'll enjoy every second. Love the lobster buoys, too!
xoxo
Donna

Julie Harward said...

It sounds wonderful to me..to be right there at the ocean front! Enjoy it all...next time come here, there are no biting bugs! LOL :D

Amy said...

Sitting on that veranda, looking out over that water, sipping wine must be what one would find in the dictionary under the word: Relaxing!
Enjoy my friend!

msdewberry said...

That looks like a beautiful, serene place to spend a mini vacation. Enjoy your holiday!!

Marilyn said...

You're in Maine. Have the best time you can have.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That is so beautiful; glad you made it there safely.

CJ xx

Pauline said...

Marvelous photos - the dusky evening looking-out-over-the-lake one would make a lovely pen/ink/watercolor study. And thanks for the link to the deet free bug repellent! Glad you're enjoying your stay.

kathleen said...

I have a serious love affair with summer in Maine. Have some black raspberry ice cream for me!

Gail said...

Phabulous Photos

Deb said...

enjoy your vacation...can't wait to here all the details and see more of your photos...I'm assuming George is having a blast exploring...

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi Kate, sorry it's been a while. Your vacation home looks just like the one my hubby and I rented when we were on the Vancouver Island for our honeymoon (15 years ago last wednesday).
Great to hear you have so much fun.
Enjoy your time out dear.
Hugs D.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I love how yo can comb the beaches and find lobster buoys. Even if they aren't old just a few weeks in the sea will turn them into something worthy of being a decorative porch item

Char said...

oh my....oh yes. i so want to be there

Deb said...

Again, I would love to see Maine this time of year. Your depiction of Maine is so engaging.

deborah said...

I know you are enjoying yourself 'cuz you're in Maine!
Lovely lovely photos

Snappy Di said...

Odd how in the younger years so many of us crave busy destinations with people everywhere. Seems as we age we long for seclusion and it looks as though you may have found it.... because you're in Maine!

Di

Marla said...

Have a great vacation. :)

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Looks like a beautiful and relaxing place. Enjoy!

Betty said...

I have always wanted to go to Maine and eat all of the Maine lobster I could hold. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.
Have a wonderful time and eat a lobster for me.
Love Hugs and Good Thoughts ♥♥♥

Fearless Nester said...

The title of your post caught my eye while I was over visiting Kat at Low Tide High Style, because "hey, I'm in Maine too!" And by the looks of your images, I would say we are very close in proximity too. Enjoy! ~Lili

Daryl said...

Looks as if its going to be a lot better this time ... and it was pretty great last time once you got past all those 'oops'

Kerri said...

Looks like a perfect place!

Sweetpea said...

Bet you're do'in lots of sitt'in spells, huh CG? Looks all mighty fine in Maineland. Here's a toast to you (from the other coast) for a continuing splendiferous vacation!

prashant said...

Have a great week -
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The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm behind. Was out a few days.

Great place!