Day 2 started out with us heading towards Booth Bay Harbor for a boat trip to Cabbage Island.
First stop: Bath Maine. As soon as we pulled into this small quaint town, I was comfortable with that at home feeling! As we walked the streets, talked to the locals (who weren't always local, some were retired and chose to move to Bath) both Denise and I felt like we were home.
This is why:
While we were in Bath, Denise and I talked about retiring to that community and started talking to people about that. We met this couple from Manhattan who retired to Bath and have lived her for 5 years. The big question was: what do you do in the winter. He said the first winter, they stayed here and subsequent winters they go off visiting family, friends and whatever for 3 months. So it's just like those Floridians who flee during the summer, only they flee during the winter. Still it's something to think about because I know I am not going to retire where I am living now and I know that I need to get out of there for at least a month in the summertime now.
Off to Booth Bay Harbor for the Cabbage Island Ferry.
The boat ride was beautiful and chilly. I love saying chilly because it was in the high 90's when I left town so chilly was welcomed. The tour took us to see lighthouses and as a bonus we got to see one seal. OMG he was so cute but fast to get away and I actually only saw his head. But I am counting it as a sighting. Lots of sail boats and many barrier islands. It was amazing the hear the tour guide say that most of them were privately owned islands. One of the islands had one house on it and you could rent that house for $10000 a month. Now that would be nice, wouldn't it.
This was our view:
And here is the approach to Cabbage Island, the only way to get here is by boat. This is also how Denise got her groove back.
Need I say more? This handsome young 60 something was the first thing we saw on the island and Denise started talking to him while we were on the boat and he was helping us dock it. He is one of the island owners, one of the brothers and one of the nicest, handsomest men you could meet. Of course, it's his job to be friendly, greet us but it was also so nice to see Denise with her groove again! Go Denise, you got it girl!
Ok, so enough of the "cute old guy". Here are other things we saw on our approach: the clambake, lobster bake pit, and the cute old guys older brother....oh wait....here's the pictures:
So I had to throw the hot cute older man back in one more time because he was definitely a hot cute older man!
and more pictures of our clambake
Today, we head up to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and if I NEVER see a gift shop again, I will be happy! More tomorrow!