There's the cutest hotel within walking distance from the lighthouse and it made me think of the resort from "Dirty Dancing."
Since we were not only on vacation but also a pseudo-scouting mission for a possible new home, we drove out to Wiscasset to check out a home or two there. We walked a few streets and found the town to be quite charming. Even though it was absolutely beautiful, I quickly got the impression that come summertime, it would be way overcrowded. The line of cars coming into the town from the east on a weekday was just ridiculous.
We headed out to Boothbay Harbor after our short trip to Wiscasset. We found Boothbay to be beautiful although quite touristy.
We had planned to have lunch in Boothbay but couldn't stop thinking about a cute pub we'd seen the day before in Damariscotta. As it was right smack in the middle of the pumpkin festival there, we couldn't get a table. Since the festival had ended and it was on our way back to New Harbor, we decided to stop and give King Eider's Pub another shot.
There was still a little bit of a wait for a table and so we took another walk through the town.
When we finally got in, it turns out it was so worth the wait! We had fresh oysters on the half shell right out of the Damariscotta River...
Their famous crab cakes...
and a goat cheese salad with a pecan caramel cheesecake for dessert. They even brought a container of M&Ms over for a little touch of something sweet at the end of your meal.
Since we hadn't made it back to the lighthouse the day before, we drove back over to take a few more pictures. You guys know how I'm a little nuts when it comes to rocks and there's this huge stream of granite that rolls down to the sea there...it was heavenly.
The next morning we would be heading farther north and leaving our little house behind. I was both excited and sad. Since our return I've already started talking to family, grandparents, siblings, etc. in an attempt to convince them we need to plan a family trip back to this very area. What a spectacular place!