The Maine Diaries

Maine – My Way

Greetings! I’m glad you found The Maine Diaries! If you want to experience the joys of New England, and specifically the coast of Maine, this is a good guide.

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2019 Epilogue 

Settling back into “real life” after a relaxing couple of weeks away. I was surprised when I got an email from Ollie at Windward Cottages. The subject line said “left in cottage.” Hmmm….Joseph and I always do a “last […]

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 Beating Dorian 

 Beating Dorian 

All week I watched the path of hurricane Dorian. I wondered if we would get stuck in the hurricane – or it’s aftermath – on our way home. We didn’t. Leaving yesterday was smart. We had perfect weather from Bar Harbor all the way down […]

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Exchanging a “Last Hike” for Popovers

Joseph and I thought about a “last hike” in the early morning but opted for Common Good, the soup kitchen in Southwest Harbor. The soup kitchen takes care of Mainers who need food, especially during the winter months. […]

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The Big One 

Today is our last full day in Maine. That means two things: The last hike and the “special” dinner.   For the hike we chose my favorite: The Jordan Pond. This one travels the entire 3.5 miles shoreline of the […]

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Green Eggs and Sam with George

We’re starting to think about home – both sad to see our vacation ending and glad to be back in our own beds.  After yesterday’s long hike, we opted for a much shorter and easier trek to Compass […]

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Only a Few Days Left

I cannot believe it’s Tuesday of the 2nd week here. It’s going too fast! This morning I saw Ollie and asked about his openings before and after our two weeks – thinking maybe we can add another week in […]

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Design House/Flash in the Pan

It was supposed to rain today so we didn’t plan a hike. Instead, we planned a trip to the new Bar Harbor Historical Society’s new home – currently being used as the fundraiser design house LaRochelle. What a history!  Built in 1903, right […]

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Jordan Stream Path

Joseph and I eased into the day. Ollie stopped over and asked us if we wanted to go lobstering with him; he was leaving in about a half-hour.  I wanted to go, but I was still in my pajamas, Sunday morning style and […]

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Sunset on Schoodic 

This is one of my favorite days – the Schoodic Peninsula trip. It focused on going to Mass at the tiny but oh-so-charming St. Margaret C hurch on Grindstone Neck in Winter Harbor Maine. Only open for one hour a […]

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The weather is back to perfect …

The weather is back to perfect – about 75 degrees and sunny with a gentle breeze. This is Maine to me, and I love it. We had an easy morning of reading and talking, with blueberries first and later eggs […]

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It felt like a Stephen King novel…

It rained all night last night and most of the morning, so we just lazed around. It’s the only rainy day since we left home a week ago – so I can’t complain about that!   At one point I […]

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