So…day 1! We knew we were going to head to Perkins Cove, we knew that it was walkable but we had no clue once we walked out the door of the condo which direction to head in…so we decided to drive. About a 1/10 of a mile out (sadly, using Waze to figure out which direction to go in…and yes, we could have used Waze walking also…) we saw the sign for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. We didn’t have a specific list of things we wanted to see…well, because we had never visited Perkins Cove and we had both been to Ogunquit a number of times…but we both wanted to see the OMoAA.
We pulled in, put our masks on, sanitized our hands, had a great chat with the women who greeted us and began touring the inside of the museum and the various rooms, visited the gift shop (great items for sale!), made our way outside to the enjoy the amazing view and walked around the grounds and enjoyed the outdoor art. If you are coming to Ogunquit and have not visited the museum it is a must do for your list! I hope these images entice you to go visit! But…please be Covid negative!!! Note…though my watermark is on the works posted below they are not my works! The numerous artists who produced these wonderful works spent much time on their endeavors and I do not mean to take anything away from them! The artists on display for the 2020 season can be found at this site:
I don’t have any images inside the gift shop but you should check it out if you go there. They have something for everyone…my sister bought 2 pillows…one with hummingbirds and one with dragonflies…aren’t they lovely? I bought a small travel journal and some note cards from a local artist…I don’t have pictures of my purchases though…
Next we headed for the outdoors…the view was amazing as you walk out…flowers, trees, the water, sailboats…gorgeous!
I don’t think I have ever walked outside a museum to enjoy a view like that! And walking the grounds was just as wonderful…it will make your soul smile!
After leaving the museum we decided to finish our brief drive into Perkins Cove and have a socially distanced lunch at Barnacle Billy’s…great place, wonderful view, good service and good food. My sister had crab cakes and a salad…I had the lobster roll…very tasty but smaller than I expected.
When here and waiting to be seated we saw a sign for Finestkind’s Cruise to the Nubble Lighthouse. We had a brief discussion and decided to go tomorrow but…we had to call first to make sure that they would be able to go out because weather was to be questionable. More to come about this awesome trip…yes, I called the next morning and we had to check with them about an hour before it was to go out…at 4:30 I think…so reminders noted on our phones and with our tummy’s comfortably full off we went to explore!
We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around Perkins Cove, enjoying water on both sides…the ducks, the boats and the village.
So…this ends day one in Ogunquit and the village of Perkins Cove. This was one of the few times we, well…I…had dinner at the condo. My sister said she was still full at dinner time so I made a salad for myself. She ate pretzels! 🙂 Be sure to come back for tomorrows adventures!
“THERE IS NO MOMENT OF DELIGHT IN ANY PILGRIMAGE LIKE THE BEGINNING OF IT” ~ CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER