The Boothbay Harbor Region is located in the most picturesque part of coastal Maine, with deep coves and small villages dotting the area. Fishing is still the main industry and cute seafood restaurants seem to be in every small harbor. Artists have now discovered the area and so along with the good food there are hundreds of various types of galleries to visit. The 9 days that we spent there gave us a good idea of the region but there was still lots of unexplored territory and beautiful galleries to visit.
We had the good fortune to be joined by our friends Monique and Michel who rode their Goldwing down from Ottawa to join us for a week-end. It was fantastic to see them again and the time went by much too quickly. After dinner out the first night we decided to become adventurous and cook our very own ‘lobsta supper’. We had learned from the master, Walt, in PEI and decided to share our wealth, ha ha, with Monique and Michel who were game, as they have some frozen lobster at home and are not sure how to prepare it.
While we were in Boothbay we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We weren’t sure how to spend that day and then heard about the Cabbage Island Clambake, a 4 hour excursion that takes you on a boat past beautiful scenic areas to a private island where they have a clambake. Reservations are a must and unbeknownst to us this was their last week-end of the season, but our luck was with us and we got tickets and perfect weather.
In the early days the egg was used as a timer. When the egg was done the rest of the food was done. The onion was included because Mama liked it. The whole meal also included a starter of seafood chowder and finished with a huge piece of blueberry cake. Whew.