Tuesday, July 8, 2014

once upon a time in Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Maine is a gorgeous land, peppered with wild flowers, lighthouses, breathtaking shorelines and charming stacks of lobster traps.  Excepting our day trip to Monhegan Island, we spent most days paddling or sailing in the bay.  On our last two days in Maine, the sea was like glass.  Sadly, that means no sailing but it was a good opportunity for Aria and Brandon to learn to paddle board.  Good times!

I have to admit, though, that Maine summers do not agree with me.  Even though the temps were balmy, the cold winds and icy waters kept me mostly bundled up.  My appreciation for our warm, sandy southern beaches just got a huge boost!  Maybe we can squeeze in a day trip to the beach (the real beach) before summer ends...

Grateful to have been and now to be home.  Home is where I really love to be!

p.s. Most of these pictures were taken by my husband.  Don't you love that bold yellow kayak?

15 comments:

  1. fantastico,una familia,encantadora,yo te ofrezco,mi casa por si al gun dia quereis venir a Barcelona,el Mediterraneo es fantastico,gracias por los tutoriales,que nos pones,
    un abrazo para la familia,

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  2. I love Maine but you are right about the beaches. :D

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  3. Weeell, isn't it great that so many of us have a "home sweet home" attitude, hehe :D Great photos!

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  4. Aw, I loved seeing these photos soo much! Such a beautiful family! I hope all is going well with your pregnancy! hugs!!!

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  5. I love Maine - we always stay in East Boothbay. One of my highlights is visiting Alewife Fabrics.

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  7. Such lovely pics and nice family portrait!

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  8. Glad you had a nice time. I'm from Maine and just love it there. This has been an unusually cool summer so far for Maine. You look great paddling, my favorite pastime. Your pictures are all beautiful! They make me miss 'home'.

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  9. I used to live in Falmouth, Maine! It really is beautiful country. I can't say I really enjoyed the culture there, but the scenery was always breath-taking. We didn't end up staying for a full summer (we were there from August through May), but we took advantage of the little islands and trails and rivers and woods near our apartment. And it always smelled like ocean. And I *loved* when the fog rolled it. So calming, like we were our own little island in the cool, fresh air :) I do miss our time there - your photos have me reminiscing so much we might have to take a trip, too!

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  10. Wow! My husband and I were just visiting those lighthouses ourselves at the end of June! Did you drive through Bath? That's my hometown. LynnMcL is right, Alewives is the best fabric store around :-)

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    1. I don't think we drove through Bath, but I was reading a lot! Somehow I resisted dragging my fam to the fabric store. But, I thought about it...

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  11. I love Monhegan! My now husband took me there for the first time just after I graduated College and it is still, by FAR, my favorite place to visit!

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  12. We have had a cooler than usual summer, Rachel - too bad you weren't here a week later when it was hot, hot, hot! We live nearby and there are some really great big sandy beaches, but yes, very cold water. Glad you had a nice getaway. There is just so much to do here, but being able to resist the touristy stuff and just spend time on the water looks like such a relaxing way to enjoy your vacation : )

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