"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 17, 2016

Aug. 16 – Wiscasset, ME

Wiscasset Town Mooring

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Lobster buoys everywhere...even on top of other buoys.
Today we moved up the Sheepscot River to Wiscasset. It was once the busiest seaport north of Boston. It was a major center for shipbuilding, fishing and lumber. Today it markets itself as the prettiest village in Maine. Most of the town looks as it did in the 1800s and it's full of antique stores, historic builds, boutiques and a few famous lobster shacks.

Our cruise up the river was peaceful...only a few lobsterman working their traps...hundreds of traps. The scenery was beautiful and the sun was bright. We took one of the town’s free moorings and went ashore for a visit. We decided against having a lobster roll at the famous Red's Eats, although the rolls were huge, we didn't feel like spend $24 a piece for one. I'd rather buy lobsters straight off the boats and fix it onboard. The line at the little shack formed early and it was packed the whole time we were in town.

After exploring the village, eating lunch and wandering through a few shops we ran the dinghy further up the river. It's a beautiful area and I love the smell of pine, cedar and sweet flowers that hit us when we get into the smaller bays and rivers. By mid afternoon it became clouding and we had rain all evening, but the forecast calls for sunshine again tomorrow.

It's not feeling like fall, but maybe it's getting closer than we know...the first colors of fall that we've seen.
Lobster buoys....everywhere you look
Our first glimpse of Wiscasset.
Wiscasset's waterfront
Red's Eats 
Sprague's Lobster Shack across the street...much better view.
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