e enjte, 30 gusht 2007

Day Two

You will wake up this morning to a beautiful view of Frenchman's Bay and a scrumptious breakfast of blueberry pancakes made with Maine's own Wild Blueberries. The Wild Blueberry holds a special place in Maine's agricultural history — one that goes back centuries, to Maine's Native Americans. They were the first to use the tiny blue berries, both fresh and dried, for their flavor, their nutrition and their healing qualities. In the 1840's, Wild Blueberries were first harvested commercially. Today, with an annual crop valued at more than $75 million, Wild Blueberries make a major contribution to Maine's economy. Wild Blueberries are Maine's Official State Berry. The pancakes will be topped with what else but Maine Maple Syrup.
After breakfast and a walk around the grounds of the Bluff House, we'll head into Winter Harbor where we may get a ride on my grandchildren's lobster boat, the Gemini,

Or my Son-in-Laws lobster boat, the Tori Kay. If we're lucky, maybe we will take home some lobsters for dinner tonight. That's the Mark Island Light House in the background on Frenchman's Bay.

We'll continue on up to Schoodic Point for one of the most beautiful views you will ever see. After stopping for lunch ( a crabmeat roll maybe?at Chases, where all the locals hang out, we'll continue our tour around the Schoodic Peninsula, stopping to browse in all of the little shops along the way to pick up some souveniers. At one stop,
Dorothia Farm, we'll find some handspun yarn and handknit sweaters, hats, etc. At another, The Prospect Harbor Soap Company, we'll meet my friend Alexis (who is also the town's Postmistress), and try out some of her wonderful soaps and lotions. At Grindstone Neck of Maine We'll see how they make their delicious smoked salmon and sample some of their salmon candy! And at the Winter Harbor 5&10, you can find just about anything, including, yarn (if you are into fun fur and Red Heart Super Saver). It's been a long day, so we will head to Elsa's in Prospect Harbor where we will be spending the night. Megan Moshier (yes that's right - same name as the innkeepers at the Bluff House - she's their daughter-in-law), will be happy to cook those lobsters for us. Then we can relax in their cozy living room and work on our knitting while watching the boats out in the harbor. Better go to bed early tonight - we have a big day ahead tomorrow!