It was foggy much of the day but we had glimpses of some interesting things.
First we came upon a Produce Market and had to stop.
Next, on to Stonington.
Randy and Pat recommended the quaint little town and we found it to be a great day trip. It immediately looked like a Maine fishing town.
The town is small and we drove through it on Main Street before turning around and finding a parking place. Parking is free so that was nice. Just like most of the parking in Bar Harbor.
Our first order of business was to find a place for lunch. We looked at this little row of cottages and the restaurant associated it. But we went inside and waited for a table only to find out it was a private dining area for guest at these quaint cottages. Yikes!
The sights in town were another exclamation mark in our Northeast Trip.
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing innovative programs that provide value for today’s fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers.
We talked with Sam, an intern from Iowa who showed us samples of some of the fish life on display.
We saw a purple lobster, crabs, mussels and some other sea creatures.
It was a beautiful warm day and we really just walked around and enjoyed the small town feeling on the waterfront. It was surprising to me that there was not a larger commercial advertising presence. The only sign I saw that named the town as the biggest lobster port in Maine (and therefore the world?) was the small sign at the edge of town.
I suppose, to their credit, they liked the small town atmosphere and were willing to put up with the high traffic in the summer time, but at the same time they didn't want to bring in huge numbers of tourists and change the culture.
Before we left the area, we drove around the outskirts of town and saw some neat neighborhoods with little homes perched on the side of the hills for good views of the harbor.
We loved our time in Stonington. It was a memorable day.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!