We headed down with friends to lend a hand in retrieving some items from the boat.
|Appreciating a Seriously Fast Boat.|
|Morris Yachts of Bass Harbor, Maine is one of my favorite boat builders. Oyster is also interesting.|
|I wore the L.L. Bean (Women's) Norwegian sweater I bought in Freeport in 1980, still in excellent condition.|
|I used my Leather Man/Eliza B. (medium) Brit Bag. With the throngs absent, it was possible to appreciate the cobblestones, brought over as ballast on early ships, and other nice details. (And not to leave anyone out, my 10th G Grandfather laid out the roads here in 1640.)|
Then we stopped for lunch, not at the more obvious Scales & Shells or Red Parrot, but at the slightly more obscure The Chanler.
well honored since it re-opened in 2001. Even during the full season, the experience is personal, more akin to a bed and breakfast than a sprawling hotel such as Ocean House. Lunch, in contrast to a full stay, is relatively reasonable, still intimate, yet feels grand and the quality of food is very high.
|While my tastes run simpler, sampling this environment was a satisfying finale to the holiday season.|
|The Main Kitchen and Dining Area.|
|A Great View of the Ocean from Our Table|
It is also the only hotel on the famous Cliff Walk, which provides a great walk after lunch.
Happy New Year from The Daily Prep!