Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lots to do

So much goes on in the Summer you can barely blink and what you wanted to do is over because you were doing some other fantastic event. It would be next to impossible to list every activity but some of the Highlights of my Summer have been most recently the 77th Annual BI Tuna Tournament. This was a stellar year for Tuna. They landed 13 Tuna and the largest being 751 lbs. This is also when the Boys have their tournament as well. They all got quite a few mackerel and all got new rods and lures for their efforts. They were on the Hunt for a Big Striper but none to be found before the buzzer rang. In Maine you are allowed 1 striper a day and it has to measure 28".

There was a Quilt Show on Orrs Island, the Art Shows on Orrs and Great Island. We went to the Music Man at Maine State Theater, Bowdoin College. It was amazing, if you are here in the Summer it is well worth seeing this Professional Theater. The Bean Hole Supper is this Sat at Mitchell Field which is hosted by the Boy Scouts and is really an adventure to watch. Another great thing at Mitchell Field is the Thursday Night Concerts in the new Bandstand.

Maine Maritime Museum  has opened a new Lobster Exhibit. It is the largest exhibit in the State and covers such a variety of topics on lobstering and lobsters. This is a must see along with the Boat ride from the Museum on the Kennebec River.
The sunset sails on the Alert have been postcard perfect. Last night the Sun was bright red as the boat was sailing by. Another note worthy event is that Cooks Lobster House was bought after 60 years in the same family. The new owners are young and  have young children. Nick and Jen are very nice and have already made some great changes, along with the name Cooks Lobster and Ale House. Next time you visit head down and say Hello.
With temps in the high 80's the AC in the rooms will be getting a work out today. We still have some availability for August so if you are in one of those States where it is 110deg head to Maine for some cool fresh air.



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wicked Joe

 Did you know that we serve Wicked Joe Coffee in the Dining Room? This company is owned by
Harpswell Residents and is roasted locally in Topsham. Wicked Joe is committed to sustainability,organic and free trade beans. As of July 1, 100 of percent of their beans are either organic, Fair Trade or both. Their new coffee roaster uses 80% less fossil fuel and and puts out 80% fewer emissions. The Garvers make several trips a year to check on the beans. They look for beans that are "bird Friendly" these beans are grown under a three layer level of canopy composed of a dozen or so variety of trees. Even their vans that they use for delivery are all electric, including their forklift. Next time you take a sip of your coffee while you are enjoying our lovely breakfast think about all that went into that cup of Joe.  You can buy Wicked Joe locally at the Vegetable Corner or Hannaford Grocery Store.

It was super Hot today, 90. Between my shifts  I took a ride around the Island on a small boat, something I haven't done in a very long time. I urge everyone staying here to get out on the water while you are here. There are many choices and so much to see. It is not to late we still have rooms open this Summer.



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

This is George Bailey, our dining room Moose. One of our guests named him, because "It's a wonderful life" here on Bailey Island. He replaced our original moose that came with the building when we purchased it in 1979......he was tired.
Hard to believe it's the 4th of July.....time is speeding by. We are very busy.....yard is looking is perfect for the holiday. As we can see so many miles in so many directions, our yard is a great place to watch fireworks.....there were many last night, will be more tonight, and tomorrow Cooks does them on their point.
Hope you all have a great holiday! Sue