Monday, September 14, 2009

Points south

On Saturday we packed up and moved one hour south to the tiny harbor town of Sorrento. Sorrento sits across the bay from Bar Harbor keeping a watchful eye on the town and the mountains of Acadia National Park.

And while the scenery surrounding each of our locations has been spectacular, this time we hit the jackpot in lodging. Beach Walk faces west and overlooks Frenchman’s Bay. It is the largest of our Maine residences boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms and large, bright gathering rooms. (A & B you should have visited us here.) The view from the deck is the best by far, due more to fewer obstructions than anything else.

This morning I sat with my coffee and watched lobstermen check their traps. It was fascinating studying these rugged cowboys of the northeast circle a buoy, snag the line, and drag it on board. The traps were emptied, baited and tossed back to the sea before the process was repeated, all done single handedly. What a solitary life these men choose to lead. Or perhaps they don’t choose their profession at all, they inherit it.

Yesterday we ventured north to the portion of Acadia National Park that is less famous. It was a gloomy, overcast day but the park was impressive in spite of the weather.

By now you all must be tired of fishing villages, lobster boats and rocks. I still can’t get enough of any of it, always in search of the perfect photograph. (When I find it I will be sure to let you know.) Below are a couple of shots from Acadia as well as Sorrento’s harbor.


1 comment:

Audrey said...

I think they're all perfect photographs - and I can't get enough! I'm always waiting in anticipation for the next post....