Maine: Monhegan Island

[The last Maine vacation post…I promise]
We have stayed on Monhegan Island a few times in past, but this time we had to be content with being daytrippers. The year round population on Monhegan is about 65. In the summer it is an artist colony that used to host the likes of Rockwell Kent and Marsden Hartley.

The  ferry to Monhegan leaves out of Port Clyde.

Lucy did not like the gangplank. Thakfully her life preserver had a handle.

Traffic jam.

This is the busiest road on Monhegan.

Even the “Less Drowsy” formula of Dramamine makes me sleepy.

The weather could not have been more beautiful.

Lucy literally fell asleep with her head resting in this woman’s hand.
Thankfully the woman had been cooing over Lucy
all day and couldn’t have been happier.

11 thoughts on “Maine: Monhegan Island

  1. Peter S. August 16, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    Oh, how can this be the last set?! I just love looking at your vacation pictures, Thomas! I can't get enough of them! I've always wanted to go to that part of the US. (Also, isn't Maine Stephen King territory? Hehehe.)


  2. Karen K. August 16, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Wow, these are absolutely beautiful . . . what a blissful and idyllic spot! I'd like to be #67!!


  3. joan.kyler August 17, 2011 / 8:22 am

    You're breaking my heart! I miss New England so much!! Okay, maybe you're just providing me with the extra incentive to move back. Maine is especially gorgeous and John's photos are fabulous. And Lucy is the coolest dog!


  4. Cornflower August 17, 2011 / 9:23 am

    I've so enjoyed your Maine posts, Thomas, and I certainly wouldn't say to no some more – or perhaps that will have to wait for your next visit.


  5. bookssnob August 17, 2011 / 9:32 am

    I beg you, stop!! Yesterday I spent a very pleasant hour at work fantasy shopping for a house in Maine. I dreamt of cottages and seashores and boats last night. I can't bear to look at these beautiful photos any more as I can't get to Maine any time soon and I want to so badly! I have decided I shall retire to a little cottage by the sea in Maine and may immigration laws be damned!


  6. Daniel-Halifax August 20, 2011 / 1:06 pm

    Could these pictures be anymore gorgeous?! And can you imagine living on an island year-round with that population? Block Island has six hundred which is practically a city compared to Monhegan Island, and everyone there still knows everyones business! These Maine posts were amazing, and are giving me hundreds of reasons to kick myself for never going somewhere so close.


  7. Cal August 20, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks for posting the photos of Monhegan – brought back happy memories of my day trip there a few years back. So glad I did that! (Did you see the tiny little library they've got?)


  8. Thomas at My Porch August 22, 2011 / 2:25 pm

    Peter: It is really beautiful there. I think Maine is SK territory, but I have never read any of his books (or seen any of the films).

    Diane: I am not sure I would want to be there in the winter. I like winter, but it must be pretty raw out there.

    Karen K: It is like another world, that is for sure.

    Joan: Thankfully John and I would both like to retire up north so hopefully we will end up living closer in the future.

    Karen: Maybe I will see if there are others worthy of a post…

    Rachel: May Sarton published a journal about doing just that. I think the title is A House By the Sea. You would love it.

    Mystica: Thanks.

    Daniel: I want to go to Block Island as well.

    Cal: The library is fantastic.

    Chris: Thanks. It really is a special place.


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