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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Damariscotta, Maine: A wonderful day at Pemaquid Point

We are up in mid-coast Maine now, staying in Damariscotta for a week. This is the next town over from Boothbay, where we lived for 7 years during the 1990's. Actually it was East Boothbay, where we had a lovely Victorian home with a gallery where Dick sold his paintings. The house also had a small red barn that I loved. We drove by there this evening, and you can hardly see the house for all the overgrown trees and bushes, so I didn't take pictures of it. But here's a photo of what used to be RVPainter's gallery ...



It was a carriage house that we converted to the gallery - RVPainter did all the shingling, which of course looked newer back then and we put in that door. We always had tubs of flowers outside to make it look pretty. I had gotten this old ladder back chair with a hole in the seat, and put a pot of flowers in the hole. It was really cute. I loved doing stuff like that. Now I think the owners probably use this as a guest cottage.

And here's the barn - I was taking the photo into the sun with my Iphone so it's not that great. You can see the back porch of the house too, somewhat hidden behind all the foliage. The barn is about 150 years old - older than the house actually - the house was built in 1892.



We spent ALL DAY up at Pemaquid Point in Pemaquid, Maine, and it could not have been a more spectacular day. We set up our little beach chairs overlooking the rocks. RVPainter did a sketch and started a painting, and I did a little writing and a lot of meditating and looking at the ocean.

For two dollars a person, you can spend all day there and also you can tour the light-keeper's house and go up into the lighthouse. Back when we had the gallery, RVPainter did many paintings of Pemaquid Light and I have to say they were some of the best paintings of that lighthouse that I've ever seen and I'm not just saying that because he's, well, you know, RVPainter.




That's the lightkeeper's house - the lighthouse is behind it. Geez, can't believe I didn't get it in the picture!


That's RVPainter working on his painting



That's the view from where I parked my beach chair. I did NOT want to leave there today - it was such a glorious day as you can see from the color of the ocean and sky.

12 comments:

  1. You can sort of see the edge of the lighthouse just past the house roof.

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    1. We'll go back and I'll get another one :)

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  2. What a beautiful place to live and a great area to paint. :)

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    1. It's endless opportunity for painting and photographs - I used to take my camera with me when I left for work - you never knew what you'd see, what the ocean or sky would do. xo

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  3. Hi Melissa .. it does look just glorious - so pleased you had a happy time .. looking back, then looking out and spending more time being creative - loved the story .. cheers Hilary

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  4. Beautiful area...glad you are enjoying it.

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  5. Lovely! I've never been to Maine and love seeing these photos.

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  6. This would be like a dream come true...setting out side looking at this.

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    1. It brings tears to my eyes, it really does.

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  7. I don't blame you for not wanting to leave - beautiful. The sea is such a wonderful colour!

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