This is actually “More Gunkholing – Part II”. If you remember, from yesterday’s blog entry, that we were in pursuit of the scrumptious lobstah roll. We had an inside tip that there was one hiding out at Pemaquid Harbor Lobster Co-Op and it is rumored to be just as good as Red’s Eats yet not as expensive. So, after our stop at Round Pond, we continued our journey down the road. You’re not going to believe how this turns out.
Along the way we came upon the village of New Harbor, Maine. Another fishing village with a working waterfront. My old buddy, Bill, from days gone by, owns Shaw’s Fish And Lobster Wharf which houses a restaurant, gift shop, and, of course, a lobster pound. Here are some more photos of the working man’s (and woman’s) Maine.
Okay, on the road again. Next stop was the Lobster Co-Op at Pemaquid Harbor for our lobstah roll lunch. Lunch? It was getting near one o’clock and we were darned near famished. Upon our arrival we noticed that they had a good old fashioned down east lobstah bake dinner on their menu, so we let our bellies take over our thought process - well, three of us did anyhow. Being that we were right next to starving to death, Mike, Judy, and I ordered the lobstah bake dinnah which consisted of a hardshell lobstah, a pound of steamed clams, an ear of corn, coleslaw, and a buttered roll. Shauna stayed true to the mission and ordered the sought after lobstah roll.
Having eaten that wonderful dinnah, the three of us agreed that we could now cross that off our “Bucket List”. As good as it was, it was also a lot of work and extremely messy. You’d thunk that being Mainers we’d have known bettah. Shauna’s lobstah roll was devine and every bit as good as Red’s Eats. Next time, we all agreed, we’ll hold fast to the mission and not let our bellies cloud our focus (it might also help if we arrived a little earlier as well). In any case, we departed satisfied. Here is the view from our picnic table.
From there we drove around the harbor to Colonial Pemaquid. You can see more photos of the Pemaquid trip that we took there last year during the Maine Event 2010 by clicking here.
No trip to Pemaquid would be complete without a stop at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Again, we visited that last year so we’ll not add anymore photos of the lighthouse here, however, here’s a picture of a lobsterman pulling his trap that we took while we were there.
On our way home we stopped off at the little town of Liberty. That’s where the photo of the truck was taken as well as this little stream that runs through the town. There used to be several mills along this stream that used paddlewheels to power the mills.
One last stop before we made it home was at an old boyhood haunt. One of uncle Dale and aunt Eunice’s relatives owned a cottage on Quantabacook Lake. The only way to get to it was by boat during the summah or across the ice during the wintah. We stopped at the boat launch where Dad and Dale would launch the boat to get us over to the cottage. You can see the cottage from the boat launch area, here are two photos of taken from there.
Well, that wraps up our day of Gunkholing. We did make a couple of stops at an antique shop where Judy and I sat in the lawn chairs while Mike and Shauna poked around in the barn. Then we spent an half hour or so in Damariscotta where we picked up a yuppy coffee and poked around in the attached bookstore. For some reason, unknown to us, we didn’t take any pictures of downtown Damariscotta which is a beautiful little town.
Today Mike and Peggy are going to join us so we’ll do the touristy thing and take in points of interest around Belfast. Thanks for following our blog, we appreciate all our readers.
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