With clear views directly out to the Atlantic Ocean in the south, the house was beautifully positioned for commanding water vistas.
Image via GOOGLE EARTH: shows our house perched on the tip of the peninsula and dock (to the right), and the adjacent lobsterman's dock (to the left)
We rented a house for a week up in the Down East section of Maine, just past the Bar Harbor / Mount Dessert Island / Acadia National Park area. I'd found the house on a web site www.VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner) which is a great site and the one we use to rent our house second house in Connecticut.
The house was originally a log cabin (left section with sloped roof) and has been enhanced and enlarged over the past decade. It is perched on a peninsula with amazing 270 degrees of water views and views straight out to the Atlantic Ocean.
A clear view from the lawn straight out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Martini Time... with cool temperatures being the norm for this first week of August.
Lobster boats working in the bay just off our shore.
Studying to make a masterpiece.
Lots of Wild Maine Blueberries.
A perfect cornbread made in a skillet. Recipe courtesy Leon Graham.
Tide is out. Massive granite rock lined the shore.
Chow down time. We tried to have lobster at least once a day!
One gray day out of seven... gave lots of time to devote to card playing.
A different day brings a dramatic sky.
The cocktail crowd at sunset.
Grilling up shrimp.
Drama erupted one late afternoon with a major passing storm that resulted in the most beautiful double rainbows. You can see a faint second one to the right of the first.
These rainbows were also at times seen as comlete arc rainbows with no brakes from end point to end point.
The full moon...
East Boothbay in the Mid-Coast Region
It is on Paradise Point... and there is a reason... it is paradise. Here we joined friends at their fabulous home with beautiful views out the bay and towards the Atlantic.
It was a happy crowd playing HEARTS... at least most of the time!
ABOVE - a happy group... BELOW - our crazy pooch stretching on the lawn!
The McLellan House, built in 1801, is now part of the Portland Museum of Art.
Th McLellan House is surrounded by great houses, like this one across the street.
... and next door...
The Portalnd Museum of Art's Charles Shipman Payson Building, built in 1983 by architect Henry N. Cobb of I. M. Pei & Partners, post-modern design. < Click on image above to connect to the Museum's web site >
Detail of the facade showing the lanturn lights which allow diffused natural light into the galleries. Harry Cobb discussed this building in the film SIR JOHN SOANE: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT, AN AMERICAN INSPIRATION... and said that his inspiration for this was Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery just south of London. Dulwich is actually the inspiration for many contemporary architects, including Richad Meier and his creation of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, as Dullich is a stunning example of the use of diffused light.
View looking from the inside out one of the windows. Right - detail of the brick exterior vaulting.
. . . our final stop was Portsmouth, New Hampshire