While day tripping in Portland, Maine, I wandered down by the docks on Commercial Street and found a piece of the Berlin Wall. It’s on the Long Wharf in the Old Port near DiMillio’s Floating Restaurant. When the 96 mile long Berlin Wall was brought down on November 9, 1989, it was then divided up into segments and distributed around the world.
This odd little shack is located on Chauncey Creek River in Kittery Point. Maine. It is part of the Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier, where you can get a boiled lobster and eat it right on the pier. This popular establishment has been around since 1948. I peeked in the windows and inside is full of potted plants, a rug, chair and a small sofa. Somebody has got a great little retreat on the river.
I drive by this little lake just about every morning. Today it seemed so dreamlike with the early morning mist. A Canadian goose was in the water close to the shore. Unfortunately, he didn’t stick around to pose for me. The little black spot in the ripple of water at the bottom right is my goose swimming away. It’s still a pretty picture.
I was driving along the coastal road, when I passed Rye Harbor and caught sight of the old lobster shack. Petey’s Lobster Pound has been around for just about forever. The old wooden structure has weathered many storms and seasons.
What is so eye catching is how it’s decorated with all the tools of the trade. The lobster buoys and traps and the paintings depict the folk art of the coast.
In just a few weeks, Petey’s doors will open offering this area’s most popular fare – lobster. But for now, Petey’s doors are closed, waiting for the chilly weather to turn warm.
Veggies are some of my favorite things to photograph and I was in “veggie heaven” at a Winters Farmers’ Market held at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH. This will be the last of the winter markets in my neck of the woods. The next round of markets will be outside starting in May. I am more than ready!