Go Fly a Kite!

The Bug Light Kite Festival occurs every year the third Saturday of May and what a beautiful day they had this year. It’s hosted by the South Portland Historical Society which has a small museum with free admission during the festival and a little store stocked with kites for those who might want to try…

Time for Ice Cream? – Try Gifford’s

  Sometimes I want ice cream. I know I shouldn’t but I do and I want hard serve, preferably Butter Pecan or something similar. Today was an ice cream day. The hottest day of 2017 by a long shot with the temperature topping 94° Fahrenheit so I headed for Toots a little west of Yarmouth,…

The Geese are Back

A pair of Canadian Geese return each year to nest and raise their young on a small plot of land roped off by the town of Freeport. The nest lies next to a small pond to the west and the tidal Harraseeket river to the east near Falls Point. The spot they choose seems unlikely. South…

Doubling Point Light

Sitting on a point marking a shallow rocky promontory and a sharp turn in the Kennebec River near Bath the Doubling Point Light is a short drive from several coastal Maine cities and towns. Established in 1898 as part of a set of four navigation aids on the river it is still in service as…

Stone Mountain Arts Center

Stone Mountain Arts Center sits comfortably off a rural mountain road near Brownfield, Maine and hosts a variety of performers in a relaxed and informal dinner setting. While it is rural you can drive from Boston in a little over two hours and from Portland in an hour and a half, maybe less. I don’t…

Hartstone Inn – Camden, Maine

Sometimes, particularly during the off season, we like to take a short trip along Highway 1 to Camden and stay overnight at the Hartstone Inn. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff is welcoming.Most everything in town is in walking distance which is not so important in the off season but is really nice…

Digging Out

Monday, 2/13/17, winter storm Orson blew into New England. Here in Freeport, Maine it dropped about a foot and a half of snow. Other places may have received up to 3 feet but it’s a little hard to tell from the news because the meteorologists get so excited about extreme weather. No matter how deep…