Monitor your tide tables before visiting Oak Island.
Have Hamilton Marine repair your boat for cheap.
Find the windjammers in Bucks Harbor.
When the New York Yacht Club came to Maine last summer as part of their annual cruise, they built a layday into their schedule to allow their well-heeled members to sample a few of Maine's off-the-water attractions. Though they might have selected a tony port such as Camden or Bar Harbor for the break,
Find a safe harbor for a Maine storm.
Way back in 1891, the historian Samuel Adams Drake described Penobscot Bay as having "green islands, noble mountains, and inviting harbors on every hand - the sea shorn of its terrors, the land divested of its harsh and hideous features." Indeed, for cruisers heading Down East the bay is somewhat of
A weeklong tour of Maine's coast.
A few times a week I would call my local Thai joint, Pongsri, and order red chicken curry and pad Thai. From the comfort of my tiny studio apartment, I would await its arrival in pajamas,
Location: Route 1 in Rockport, at the intersection of Route 90.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00a.m. to 6:30p.m.; Saturday 8:00a.m. to 6:30p.m.; Sunday 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Contact: No website, so your best bet is to call 207-236-4371.
The Basics: The Market Basket is a great place to find gourmet products. Expect lots of imports and the high prices associated with
Three years ago, on our very first Saturday in Rockland's South End, I began hanging lattice beneath our front porch. The porch had none, and our newly bought Victorian-era home looked semi-naked without it - as though she'd been clothed in nothing but a hoopskirt from the waist down. The open space beneath the porch was also a potential habitat for skunks, and it was a collection point for the seemingly endless stream of discarded Little Debbie's wrappers that blow down our street like tumbleweed.