Glamping is… a day cycling the Cranberry Islands, Maine

There are two little islands posted off the tip of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park in Maine. On our recent glamping trip we stepped back in time and spent a day ferrying with our bicycles between Great Cranberry and Little Cranberry (Islesford Island). It was pure magic and invokes memories of Anne of … More Glamping is… a day cycling the Cranberry Islands, Maine

Shedders vs. hard-shelled and the Portland-style of eating lobster

What do you prefer: a ‘shedder’ or a hard-shelled? Or do you know the difference? We didn’t, before our recent glamping trip to Maine. It’s lobsters we’re referring too. We learnt from the best, while many restaurants serve the larger, harder lobster, they’re bigger and require the crackers, it’s really the younger, smaller, softer-shelled lobsters, often … More Shedders vs. hard-shelled and the Portland-style of eating lobster

Mainely Meats serves smoking hot grub and home brew

We found a fabulous barbecue hut on Mount Desert Island that’s nestled down a little lane off Crooked Road. If you didn’t know better you would think you were pulling into someone’s driveway and not Mainely Meats, what we think is one of the best down east brew houses and grill restaurants outside Bar Harbor. … More Mainely Meats serves smoking hot grub and home brew

Bird watching

Sometimes when life offers a time out, we just need to listen. Some of us panic, some retreat. And some of us decide to watch the birds. An old neighbour of ours in Dublin and a very good friend, once offered my husband and I some sound advice during a very pivotal time in our … More Bird watching