Monday, June 18, 2012

Great Diamond Island, Maine

We were so lucky to stay on Great Diamond Island in Portland, ME this weekend.  The weather was clear and bright and the breeze pretty constant.  It was quiet and peaceful.  Casco bay sparkled, the seagrass was vibrant green, and the forest was shady and quiet with an abundance of buttercups. 

Scrabble on the porch and a beautiful sunset.
(Oh wait, it was Monopoly.  Next time, def. Scrabble!)

Happily, we were able to dine at Duckfat in the city of Portland before catching our ferry to GD.  What a great lunch of paninis and their incredible fries (yes, those would be duck fat  fried french fries.  Is there another way?)

Duckfat photos: Katie Selva

We tried to check out Fore Street, but it was only open for dinner.
Check out the pile of wood on the sidewalk in preparation for their wood burning stove.  Can't wait to go back and taste their wood-oven roasted mussels!

Had a moment to check out Anniebells.  It's a sweet shop that offers great furnishings & accessories perfect for seaside living like John Robshaw bedding and a great collection of Astier de Villatte French earthenware along with tons of fresh white and blue happy interior accents.  
I wanted don my blue & white striped tee and peddle this bike right out of the store with a Brahms Mount blanket & baguette in it's basket for a picnic on this grassy knoll:

I haven't mastered this iphone app, thus the peak of this nearby weathered barn/cottage was cropped.

There is a settlement on Diamond Cove that was a military base. It is an impeccably maintained community with stately red brick buildings.  The Country Store and restaurant, Diamond's Edge are impossibly picturesque.

Self portrait with blue bench.

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