Archive for July, 2009

Parade of Sails, Rockland Maine

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Despite the humidity, I trekked out to the Breakwater Lighthouse today for the Maine Winjammer Association’s annual Parade of Sails.  For the first time too, the Lighthouse was open for touring while I was out there.  The view of the Windjammers from the light was phenomenal.  To view some of the photos I took, please click here.

Maine Windjammers

Rockland, Maine: Where Art and Food Collide

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Painting a Blue Streak by Eric Hopkins

Painting a Blue Streak by Eric Hopkins

As you may know, wednesday nights during the summer in Rockland are gallery nights. Rockland has about 20 galleries which extend their hours until 8pm on Wednesdays. Tomorrow, July 15th, is a special gallery night where many will have exhibit openings. On these nights, most galleries serve wine, cheeses and assorted delicacies. One of the most interesting collaborations tomorrow night is between the Eric Hopkins Gallery and Cafe Miranda.

The patio at Cafe Miranda

The patio at Cafe Miranda

Food from local favorite, Cafe Miranda will be served at the Eric Hopkins Gallery and artwork from Eric Hopkins will be displayed at Cafe Miranda.

Why not make an evening of it. A night at the LimeRock Inn is the perfect way to end your evening of eating and taking in the art. We are just steps away from all downtown Rockland has to offer.

LimeRock Inn on If Walls Could Talk

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Two years ago, we were featured on HGTV’s If Walls Could Talk.  It was a really fun show to be a part of although we filmed for 13 hours straight for about a 13 minute segment!!  Enjoy the video below!

Lobster & Crab classes at Ship to Shore in Owls Head Maine

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here’s something unique.  I wrote the other day about Ship to Shore in Owls Head.  They sell lobsters right off the dock at very good prices.  They can even cook them for you right there to enjoy on the dock overlooking the harbor.  They’ve just added a new twist to their offerings.  They will be holding lobster and crab classes.  It’s an opportunity for land lovers to learng how to get the most from their lobster and crabs.  Hour long courses will be held right on the docks where local lobsterman will show you how to properly pick a lobster or a crab.  Sounds like a really fun afternoon!  lobster

The lobster class includes on 1.25 pound cooked lobster, instructions, all the tools needed to crack him open, good sense of humor and beautiful view of Owls Head harbor.  Classes will take place at 3pm on Sunday July 5, 12, 19 & 26.  The cost is $20 per person and of course you get take to take home the lobster meat or eat it right there!

stone crab

The crab class is similar except you get two cooked crabs for $15.  Theses classes will take place at 1pm on Sunday July 12, 19 & 26.

Please call 207-594-4606 to reserve a seat on one of theses days.  In fact, why not make a weekend of it with a stay at LimeRock Inn.  Rooms are still available.  Rockland and the surrounding area has so much to offer!!

Ship to Shore, Owls Head, Maine

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

There’s a new place in Owl’s Head on the waterfront to buy lobsters!  Ship to Shore wharf has beShip to Shore Wharf, Owls Head, Maineen opened by Rodney and Anna Mason.  They have refurbished the lobster shack with a gift shop and they also sell lobsters and snacks.  If you are so inclined, they will even cook the lobsters for you right there to enjoy along with chips and soft drinks right on the dock.  Owl’s Head harbor, where Ship to Shore wharf is located is a magnificent spot.  It’s the picture postcard perfect vision of what you imagine a fishing harbor to look like.  The docks are lined with colorful lobster traps and buoys.  If you’re making your way out to Owl’s Head Lighthouse, this is a great place to stop, grab some lobster and soak in the local views.  For the photographer, it’s also a great place to capture the Maine coast!  Please click here to view some photos I took.