TRAVEL | Maine Coast & Lobsters | Summer 2017

Maine's license plates declare it to be a "Natural Treasure" and "Vacationland", and my experiences support these assertions. After we left the lake and cabin we drove out to the coast, attempting a mini tour of Maine Lighthouses, including Rockland Breakwater (above), Owl's Head, and Marshall Point (having already seen Portland Head earlier in the trip). I especially loved the walk out to Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, the long stone path made for an excellent walk, and a great place to watch the sunset.

The weather in Maine in early September is wonderful...although I did make the mistake of only packing one sweatshirt and forgetting a jacket, so I was a *little* chilly, especially out on the water. You may come for the coastline views, the cool weather, the general "natural treasure-ness", but you'll stay for the lobster. In fact, you may have come for the lobster and returned for the lobster. I ate so much lobster. I expected to eat one or two lobster rolls, and I ended up eating four or five. When in Maine...I guess. For what it is worth, my favorite was Luke's at Tenants Harbor.

Our place on the coast was not quite as quaint as the cabin, but it was still wonderful, and a perfect place to retire to in the evenings, and a perfect place to get in a few games of Agricola!

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Pictures by Karl Magnuson, Anne Peterson
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L

Photography, TravelKarl Magnuson