Hello all….I took a day off yesterday to make plans for my next trip. I will be going back to Maine because I now know and like their procedures for dealing with the virus and people really do seem good about following the rules! I feel safe traveling there and I love the coast…new areas to explore!
So…third day in Ogunquit was a busy day starting with a 9:30 sail out of Perkins Cove on the Silverlining with Captain Jack on a beautiful 42′ sloop with a long and distinguished history. Captain Jack has owned this beautiful sloop since 1982, renovated it and has been offering cruises of the area since 1983. And what I love…he only ever takes 6 people, even before this pandemic,
When we arrived the tide was out so the Silverlining could not come into the pier and they took us out in a dinghy…wimp that I am I held onto the Captain’s arm for dare life thinking for sure I was going to fall in the water either getting on or off but the Captain and his crew member (I think his name was Elliot but I am not 100% positive…sorry!) made sure everyone made it safe and sound! It was pretty foggy and the Captain was disappointed it had not cleared but we went out anyway. There is something very peaceful about sailing in the fog with a Captain who knows his area very well. The boats fog alarm was on though just in case and it was lovely out there. Coming back in to the pier (the tide had come in) it appeared to have cleared a little bit in the cove. We could see the “cans” that mark the harbor/cove and there was a gull at the water’s edge protecting his meal…a tuna head that had been discarded! We even saw a couple of Gannets out on the water…I wish I could have gotten a head on shot of one…they have beautiful faces!
I mentioned to those on board that I write a travel blog and asked permission to post pictures if people were included…no one had a problem. My sister is one of those below…with her mask on. She was lying down at the bow at one point doing a recording of the sounds out there…her meditation recording! Pictures are definitely not in order… but a short story about the flag posted below…I hope I can get it right…Captain Jack….please feel free to comment if I am wrong…it was lost on a previous trip…floated on the water but could not be “captured”…first time a flag was entered back in position…an Ensign’s Flag…I kind of felt honored to be on the boat when the flag was being installed! A beautiful flag!
After returning for our morning sail, we decided to have some lunch before moving on. Elliot (let’s pretend that is his name in case I am wrong…I have to call him something besides “crew”) suggested we try The Trap. Good suggestion Elliot!! It is a small shop where you place your order up front with your mask on and then go sit…inside there are a few tables well placed for health and safety or you can go out on their open deck which faces the water and enjoy your meal there. Within minutes our orders arrived! Delicious food, good prices, great staff!! Still a bit foggy so you can’t see the water but it gives you a feel. Oh, I had to try the Lobster Roll…it was much bigger than the one at Barnacle Billy’s but just as tasty! There macaroni salad had a secret ingredient that gave it that distinct color…I guessed it was BBQ sauce but couldn’t get confirmation. 🙂 And…what appeared to be homemade pickles…yum. I can not for the life of me remember what my sister had but guessing from the picture…she had the smaller version of the Lobster Roll?
After making sure our tummies were comfortably full, we did a little walking/shopping in the village. I think this was the day my sister bought a lovely pocketbook, I bought the print I showed on a previous post from David Morin…at Kiki’s…an awesome little shop with some amazing things! The gentleman we talked to was very kind and knowledgeable and when I mentioned I write a travel blog and wanted to include writing about his shop he was kind enough to give me a polishing cloth so I could remember the name of the shop! If you are in the area you have a lot of shopping options in all these great little shops but you might want to start with Kiki’s. We went to a great little shop…one person allowed in at a time…my sister got an ice cream…well, I think it was an orange sherbet and I got an iced coffee…sadly, I can’t remember the name but it is a corner shop to the left of Jackie’s Too but before you go around the corner to see Kiki’s! Crazy…it is such a small village and I googled but it didn’t come up! We also went to Uniques & Antiques…awesome shop that has huge displays of holiday items, seasonal items, jewelry, antiques and many other things. Randy and Rusty are the owners though I am not sure which one we met that day. He was very hands on asking questions about our interests and pointing out a few things. My sister bought a very cool item for her son’s mother-in-law and had it shipped to her home…I won’t mention what it was in case she reads this and hasn’t received it yet but based on what my sister said…a perfect pre-Christmas gift for her. I bought my 15 year old grandson a globe clock…he loved it…and my 7 year old granddaughter a very soft and cuddly unicorn – those are her fascination these days…she loves it and has named it Fluffy…she takes it everywhere…and a cool lantern snow globe that you can turn on and it lights up and snows…I started a collection of snow globes for her a few years ago. She was quite as fascinated but…its not Christmas! It has been put away until early December. Just going to end with…AWESOME place! The first picture is my grandson’s clock…most of the rest are pictures my sister took inside the shop…only a couple from Kiki’s…sorry!
My sister’s gift to her son’s mother-in-law is above but I am not going to tell you! I stayed outside while she gave the shipping information. Here are a few of the view outside the shop…still a little foggy on the water.
Next…I had seen something in my travels…probably on TripAdvisor or a sign somewhere along the way…about a lighthouse on Marginal Way…wasn’t 100% sure where it might be and thought maybe we could walk there but it was almost 90 degrees with humidity at about 90% so I was not up to walking unless Waze said it was close by…it was but not close enough for me to be willing to walk and off we went! It was not what I expected but…here is Lobster Point Lighthouse. There was absolutely no place to park so after passing by once and going around again I pulled as far off the road as I could to be safe, my sister got out and between the two of us, this is what you get! Yes…still foggy but still enjoyable! Not sure I would have wanted to be walking on Marginal Way in that fog but people were so it must have been okay.
I can’t remember if it was before or after we stopped at the lighthouse but in our travels around the block we saw some metal sculptures in someone’s yard. There were No Trespassing signs…though it is someone’s yard…why would you even consider trespassing on their property without a sign inviting you to do so? We did however stop at multiple times to take pictures…without intruding on the property. It was a very expensive neighborhood…I’m sure people did not appreciate the extra traffic though Marginal Way and the lighthouse being there would bring a lot of people either way? We did talk to a resident who was passing by…he seemed used to the traffic and did stop to talk to us. He was not in any way negative about us being there but for privacy reasons I will not share his conversation with us. We did google after we got back to the condo to try to find out who this artist might be…we found him based on what the neighbor had said to us. He is a world renowned artist who sells his work for $80k-$100k or more…give or take a couple hundred dollars. His name is Jonathan Borofsky. I am hoping he will not be upset by my posting his name but I can’t imagine he would be…there are hundreds of stories out there about him and he does outstanding works of art! I won’t post any links about him…there are too many but google him if you are curious…we were! Final words on this…if you seek him out, his Ogunquit property…please be respectful! It is private property! Do not enter his property without permission! I have not posted an address…or even a street…be respectful! These images were taken primarily by my sister with my phone as well as her’s…I edited them all…I hope you enjoy! They are spectacular works of art!
This pretty much ends the day but I have miscellaneous images from the day that I think have not yet been posted…I hope I am right and that you enjoy! The lovely lady with the backpack…my sister. The hearts you see…for sale…made from rocks! The purple flowers? Growing out of a sidewalk as we were going through a parking lot. We Believe…a sign on the lawn of a private home we passed as well as the sign in the window…Black Lives Matter…they do! That cool red boat with the shark at the bow…an ice breaker! I think most of the rest is self explanatory! Though I am always here to answer questions…
One last consideration I would like to post before I post my usual ending…I recently noticed that my images are not copyright protecting me like they are on my sales site. I will be looking to correct that but I am hoping you all respect all rights and are not stealing my images? No accusations…just consideration. I can sell an image at a low, reasonable price…most of you that post images here will respect that!
You know the routine by now….come visit me at my page on Facebook, on Instagram and at my website. If you find something you like on my blog and you don’t find it for sale, please contact me. I will be updating my Loving Life site removing a lot of what is for sale now and putting some new items up for sale, concentrating on note cards, magnets and prints.
See you on the road! — Love you all…thanks for traveling with me!!!
I end each post with a travel quote…today I would like to end with this thought…it came up in memories…I found it a few years ago and love the thought! It is kind of who I try to be…though I don’t always relax and go with the flow…unless I am on the road…unless I am able to travel…the beauty is the journey!