Scenes from Megunticook Lake | The View from the Back of the House

We're up in Maine for the week - doing as little as possible. There are itty bitty blueberries everywhere and the weather's been perfect.  Tonight Porter and I are making chilled lettuce soup and skillet lemon souffle to go with our lobsters.


  1. Anonymous says:

    So I am! :)

  2. Nice image (polaroid?). Happy Holiday!

  3. Aron says:

    We just got back from Cape Cod and had some great lobster there. Your making me really want to head north.
    I've never been to Maine but its on Ashley and my list for a trip soon hopefully--it sounds amazing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Get out! You are in my hometown! I learned to swim in and ice skate on Megunticook Lake. I wonder if you guys can see Maiden's Cliff and the wooden cross that marks the spot where the 11 year old girl fell in 1864. You must go have a cocktail on the porch of The White Hall Inn where Edna St Vincent Millay's sister worked and Edna was "discovered" at a masquerade ball when she performed for guests on the steinway still there and recited poetry( i worked there too )
    I'll be up on Thursday myself.
    Enjoy! Christine
    P.S. Vesper Hill aka the Children's Chapel Beautiful place to go in Rockport, if you didn't already know....and Duck Trap...

  5. OMG -- my uncle's house growing up was called Duck that what you mean? Or the river? So excited to check out all the places!

  6. Maia says:

    Ah, Maine in summer. I miss that cobalt-blue sea, and the morning mist.

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  8. How did the lemon souffle turn out?

  9. Anonymous says:

    I meant the mouth of the Ducktrap River, which is just
    past Licolnville. On the right heading N on Rt 1
    Is a road ( not sure, but don't think it's private!)
    just before bridge going over the river. Drive down
    then walk down to where sea meets river. It's
    Like you're in an oil painting at sunset.
    If you go to Belfast, check out Chase's Daily
    On Main St. Someone there's from Williamsburg!
    They have great restaurant in front, porto Rico
    Coffee and baked goods/bread to go in middle,
    and amazing farmers market in back. The most
    beautiful produce and bunches of flowers they grow.
    Did you see Joanna posted a photo of Toby with
    the Pig you gave them? And now you're in Camden.
    Clear signs we must meet up for gin and tonics!
    We're on 95 now, lobster bound! Oh, also go to
    Amphiheater behind library,beautiful, and park on harbor
    Across from designed by Olmstead Bros. Christine

  10. Unknown says:

    wow - its a beautiful view, makes you want to spend all your holidays here - very peaceful and serene

  11. I think I've been dreaming of chilled lettuce soup all week, thanks to you. Hope you all are having the most delicious time.

  12. K says:

    How funny, I live in the land of Megunticook Lake as well. Be sure to eat at Francine in Camden, if you haven't already, and check out chef Brian Hill's pub-style restaurant, Shepard's Pie in Rockport. Venturing just down the coast to Rockland will land you at In Good Company (a lovely wine bar)and Suzuki's Sushi. Stop in at Four Twelve and the Black Parrot for a new frock or a jewel, then continue on to Owls Head for lighthouses and ocean beaches.

    Route One between Camden and Bar Harbor is filled to bursting with antique and junk shops--they're worth the trip--and Table in Blue Hill (an hour north of you) is simply divine.

    Please do feel free to email me if you're at all interested in excursions of any kind (how could one vist MidCoast Maine without spending at least a day on Monhegan or North Haven islands?). I moved to Maine from New York several years ago and would be happy to share suggestions.

    P.S. If you're still in the area on the 26th, you MUST have dinner at Salt Water Farm. It simply can't be beat.


    keryn2000 at hotmail dot com

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