Picturesque window decorated with lobster buoys in Stonington, Maine.
The snow melts quickly on the steep roofs in Stonington. I love the geometric shapes of the houses against the dazzling winter sun.
|Lobster pound in Stonington, Maine|
Winter is my favorite time to visit Stonington, long after the tourists have left. I love its busy shoreline with traditional fishing activity and the dwindling number of boats that head out to frigid open water in winter. It's hard to imagine working in those conditions, even on land the wind whips and burns your skin. My fingers are numb and it is difficult to adjust the settings on my camera.
Houses are perched on a steep hill above a main street lined with galleries, restaurants and a few shops. Most are closed except for the homey Harborside cafe where we always go for traditional fish chowder.
A cheery table at the Harborside Cafe with a view of fishing boats through the window.
I am not a fan of cream pies (a Maine staple!) but this version with blueberries was worth a bite (see "tuck up" in the previous post!)
Neatly stacked lobster traps and a fishing boat quietly waiting for spring. You can view more Stonington scenes here.