Five years ago, we sailed on a Maine Windjammer out of Rockland, then stayed for a few days visiting friends. It didn’t take long before we’d bought a summer house there. Here are just a few things we love about the region.
Breakfast at Home Kitchen Café. (Should I have the Irish Bennies or the Sinnie French Toast?)
- Work by local artisans. (Among my favorites are glass by Richard Remsen, photography by Peter Ralston, pottery by George Pearlman.)
- Steamers and lobstah at any local pound.
- Watching the schooners sail past the Rockland Light.
- Wood-roasted oysters and the world’s best mac-and-cheese at Shepherd’s Pie.
- Visiting the Belted Galloways.
- The Farnsworth Art Museum (and soon, the new Center for Maine contemporary Art.
- The Monhegan Ferry.
- Hotdogs at Wassas.
- Owls Head Transportation Museum
- Hunting for bargains at Something Blue (in Rockland) and Serendipity (in Camden.)
- The homemade gnocchi at 3 Crow.
- Gazing at the sea.
- Buying hand-knit baby sweaters, seaglass earrings and other gifts at the Blue Yonder shop at the Rockland airport.
- Art films and concerts at The Strand.
- Arriving and departing on Cape Air.