"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Crossing and Re-Crossing the Border

This was the perfect day for our coastal jaunt in Maine.

At our first stop, in Newington (on our side of the border), I successfully found sufficient quantity of my dream fabric for the rocking chair, to augment what I left with the upholsterer, making me very, very happy.

We then carried on to Kennebunk to visit the Tom's of Maine factory store, stocking up on toiletries.

Turning back, we followed Route 1 through Wells and Ogunquit and York. And paused for a photo op at the Nubble Light.

The tide was all the way in at York Beach, the waves were practically washing onto to the road. Lots of happy surfers.

We continued to Kittery, where I raided the Coldwater Creek outlet store and bought two tops.

Crossing the Piscataqua again (had to wait for the drawbridge), we visited an ATM in Portsmouth. Then we drove back into Maine, to eat a late lunch here:

It was a bit too warm for chowdah. So to start, we had onion rings.

Followed by a lobster roll for each of us.

As we dined, this boater passed our table, accompanied by his dogs.

On our way out, we visited the lobsters which had not yet been transformed into lobster rolls.

Headed back to Portsmouth (pausing yet again for the drawbridge--busy day on the river!). Stopped at a supermarket on the way home for a few essentials.

Arrived at Lodge just before the dogs' suppertime.

The hare was already dining on clover in the front yard.

Off to swill hard cider on the porch with the Chap. And watch for egg-laying turtles.

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