Saturday, February 25, 2012
Yes, that is right.....over 100 million pounds of Maine lobster was harvested this season. That is a new record! For those of you who have stayed with us, you know how many traps are set right in front of the Inn. There are not many traps left in this bay in the winter, but a few brave souls do fish all winter....they just go further out. I do not think you will see any boats today however. As you can see from the picture I just took, it is very windy and rough today. The snow storm missed us.....well, I guess the storm did not really miss us....we just got rain instead of snow.
I went to Bath to lunch yesterday and ventured into a lovely gallery called "Markings". It is on Front Street in Bath, and features over 50 local Maine artists and craftspeople. There seriously was not one item in there that I would not buy. The whole gallery is chock full of beautiful items. I will be going back to get some treasures soon! Bath is a very nice city to walk through....lots of nice shops and restaurants.
Well, it is almost March! You know what that means.....we open in a little more than 6 weeks!!!! The official opening day is April 6th. I can't wait! Have a happy day! Sue
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Bailey Island is part of the town of Harpswell, Maine. This confuses folks sometimes, as South Harpswell is referred to as Harpswell, and the "islands", Bailey, Orrs and Great are usually referred to as the "islands". But, the town does include both peninsulas. When I was a kid, you had to drive into Brunswick from the islands to get to South Harpswell. Now, there is a bridge connecting the 2 sides.
There are 216 miles of shoreline in Harpswell, more than any other town in the United States! Most of this is rocky, as you can see in the pictures. The town also has a very active Business Association (www.harpswellmaine.org). This web site shows the many things/businesses/services that the town offers.
One new business that is moving into the old BNAS, now the Brunswick Executive Airport, is Maine Midcoast Flight. This company offers scenic tours of the area, and is also a pilot training flight school. The company offers a variety of scenic flights, starting at $48/person. This would be a great way to see the town of Harpswell. Their web site is www.mainecoastalflight.com. Of course, just walking around town is a great way to see parts as well.
However you prefer, flying, boating, walking, driving.....Bailey Island and Harpswell is a beautiful area. If you have not reserved to come see us yet, please give us a call (207 833 5546). We open for the season April 6th!
'til next time, Sue
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I just read a book about gratitude that made me think about all I have to be thankful for. As this is a Log Cabin Inn blog, I will concentrate on what makes me appreciate the Inn. These things are in no order of importance.....just random things that pop into my head.....
***The fact that my Mom was born and brought up on Orr's Island, and we have many generations of history here.
***That I grew up in the service industry, with my brother owning the Bailey Island Motel, and my Aunt the Square Deal restaurant....and I began working at both at age 12 (which, I cannot believe is almost 50 years of working in the service industry!)
***That my husband Neal thought we should buy the Log Cabin back in 1979 so I could continue in the restaurant industry (I argued that perhaps I would like to do something else with my life....but as usual, Neal won).
***That my brilliant daughter in law, Aimee, said she was tired of restaurant work back in 1995....prompting us to convert the then Log Cabin Restaurant into the Log Cabin Island Inn.
***That my sons, Matt and Adam, are multi-talented and have worked tirelessly over the years converting and renovating the Inn.
***That both Matt and Aimee have turned into fabulous Innkeepers (and have let me continue to work with them).
***That our "crew" has worked together for many, many years now, and contributed in so many ways to the success of the Log Cabin.
***That the Inn happens to be located in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
***That we now have hundreds of wonderful, repeat guests who we all treasure and look so forward to seeing and visiting with year after year.
So, from me to all of you, Thank You for blessing my life. I am one lucky girl! Sue