Bar Harbor ME
As we entered into Bar Harbor with the distressed sailboat in tow, Gail from Tonto’s Reward pointed out we would soon be close to Silver Shalis, again, the yacht belonging to Larry Silverstein. The unique powder-blue hull makes her stand out from a distance. Along our journey we have seen her several times.
After rescuing the sailboat without a scratch, my Bar Harbor story now includes a very rare and special viewing of Mr. Silverstein (my friends refer to him as my “uncle” Larry, although we still don’t know if he’s truly related).
It’s my story, and I am sticking to it.
We spent the first night in Bar Harbor on a Mooring Ball, peacefully surrounded by a myriad of boats, large and small. The next morning – as we were enjoying our coffee with the rolling waves – off our bow Capt. Rick noticed a small rowboat closely followed by the familiar blue tender from Silver Shalis.
Admittedly, the person rowing may or may not have been Uncle Larry. As pointed out by David Bernstein, the rower had on a large hat, making it impossible to see the face of the person. The rower, small in stature, was progressing slowly with intermittent rest breaks along the way.
On the bow of the escort tender a uniformed crew member from Silver Shalis stood guard, ready to dive in and rescue if need be. Impressively, the rowing continued for more than an hour. If indeed it was Uncle Larry – reported to be 90-years young – I say BRAVO!
Introducing Mr. Hospitality
The 2nd night we managed to get space on the town dock, where we rocked and rolled, a lot. With that said, we enjoyed this spot, and stayed for a total of 4 restful days. This picture is for all our Looper friends (especially Misty Pearl, Houlegan, and Gypsy). Yes, it’s Herb Seaton on our “back porch.” Thanks for the memories.
The sunsets are award winning in Bar Harbor.
Outdoor movies in the Park! Great way to enjoy the view.
Moose in Agamont Park
We find it interesting that although it is heavily marketed, you never see a moose (unlike in AK where they interrupt the flow of traffic and gladly walk across your lawn). Guessing the moose don’t get royalties, either.
Frenchboro, Outer Long Island
On to another remote location. Lunt Harbor is well known for its Dockside Deli. Accessible by dinghy, it was a treasure.
Frenchboro is a quaint, picturesque town. This First Class Outhouse was up the hill from the deli.
We interrupt this story with a shameless bragging moment from this very proud Mama.
“Production begins in Buffalo, New York on Alejandro Monteverde’s ‘The Untitled Cabrini Film’. Christiana Dell’Anna, John Lithgow, David Morse & Rolando Villazón star in powerful true story of unknown American legend, Frances Xavier Cabrini … Costume Designer: Alisha Silverstein”.
Yep. That’s my daughter!! Want to know more about the movie? click here!!
The story is based in the 1890’s, and the costumes are spectacular! Wow, Mija.
Not only is Alisha the Costume Designer extraordinaire, she made a cameo appearance in the movie (her first ever) and she scored a roll for two of her Alaskan cousins who spent a VERY memorable week in New York. Here’s an unauthorized photo of their restaurant scene! Happy Birthday Carly (August 6) and Alisha (August 19).
The Maine Event Story continues. We found yet another adorable little village, and stayed an extra night in North Haven. Check out this community billboard, better than Facebook, especially when there is virtually no Verizon cell service, again.
Local artists flourish
Sadly, the ice cream sold out before Capt Rick arrived.
We anchored near Devil Island, with little to no visibility AGAIN.
As the fog slowly lifted we could see the water was like a sheet of glass.
We leave you with a trendy drink for Tyler :-). See you soon!
Celebrating Milestones: Birthday: August 19 – Alisha Silverstein, August 23 – Matt Jackson; Anniversary: August 19 – Sandra and Danielle Ginsburg; August 20 – Howard and Ann Freedman; August 22 – Wedding Nuptials – Megan Ginsburg in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Next stop: Anchoring out in Merchant Row, Maine