Downeast Day 

Sunset at Windward Cottages

Our first full day here is what we call a “Downeast day.” That means we stay at the cottage all day. Easing into vacation is always a treat after the craziness of getting ready to leave, finally leaving home, and then dealing with the travel. 

About midday Ollie stopped over. It’s always good to see him…and get some of the dirt about the cove. This year the big news is that the “party house” around the cove (which used to be loud at night) was sold to Dick Wolf (Law and Order, Chicago PD, etc.). It’s supposedly will be used as a place for his horses or something. The horses don’t make as much noise, so it’s quieter here – especially on the weekends. 

We settled into the cottage – moving a little furniture (like putting the kitchen table in front of the living room/cove view window). 

By late afternoon, we opened some alcohol and had our first vacation Happy Hour. Then I made an easy dinner of spaghetti and it hit the spot (as comfort food always does). We got to see our first sunset of the year – and it was a soft and pretty one.

Later Joseph and I started watching Season 3 of Broadchurch. This season is really, really good! 

Now I’m ready for some hiking – starting tomorrow…

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What are the Maine Diaries?

The Maine Diaries is a fun look at my annual adventure to New England where I unwind from normal life and reconnect with myself.

I was captivated by the Maine Coast on my first trip there in the late 90’s. In the years since, I’ve traveled up and down the coast from Kittery to Calais but I spend most of my Maine time Downeast. I love the adventures I have and the chance to unwind from the world and restore my inner clarity. I chronicle my experiences in The Maine Diaries.

Maine Diaries

Every year Annmarie Kelly embarks on a trip to Maine where she reflects on her life, the years challenges and successes while seeking solace and adventure in the beautiful Northeast wilderness.

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