Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Destination Maine ........ Lobsters !



I had almost shrunk into the sofa and covered my face with a cushion when Julie dropped those live crustaceans into a pot of boiling water. I could have never imagined doing such a thing .... killing a live lobster. I could literally see the lobsters shouting' Lobster Killer .... Lobster Killer'.
Ask me if I would eat lobsters even after watching this cold blooded murder of an innocent creature ......... the answer is 'YES' (evil grin).
We went camping at Maine last year .......... the most important attraction influencing our decision was the famous 'Maine Lobsters'. And why not if Anthony Bourdain can travel around the world to taste the best of food, we can least step into his shoes and drive to Maine for it's lobsters. Sadly Anthony gets paid for trotting the globe and eating the best food. But for us it was a self sponsored trip. However it was one of our 'Great American Road Trips' if I may say so.

To me it looked like one of the sceneries that I used to paint as a kid. Mountains,Ocean and greenery ..... all rightly balanced and at the same place.
The entire landscape of Maine was so mesmerizing ........
It was a six hours long drive from Connecticut to Acadia National Park ..... our final destination at Maine. I and J are so influenced by the poem 'The Road not Taken' by Robert Frost that we mostly decide to take the road less travelled by ! So decided to drive through the country roads instead of taking the highway.

Our first stop was Camden ....... a rustic port town. We walked through the broad walks and narrow lanes along the sea coast. We were lucky to have a glimpse of the traditional 'Boat Making' technique at Camden downtown. It was a beautiful laid back town.
We took the marine drive from Camden to Acadia. The view of the full moon rising from the Atlantic looked panoramic.

We reached Acadia at dusk and camped their for the night. Nothing can be more romantic than sleeping under the stars on a full moon night. We woke up with the first rays of the Sun and chirping of the birds. The dew drops on the leaves shined like little pearls. Everything was just perfect.

We spent the day driving around the Acadia National Park. My favorite was the uphill drive to the Cadillac Mountain. The view of the ocean from the peak of the mountain was spectacular. The small islands looked like a necklace of emerald in the ocean. And the sun set from the Cadillac was intoxicating.
I forgot telling you about the beautiful rugged coast line. It is the best place to enjoy reading your favorite book and gazing at the vastness of the ocean.


Our trip to Maine would be incomplete if I don't mention about the beautiful down town of Bar Harbor and Bass Harbor. If you are a shopaholic then take some time out to look at the Maine Art and Craft shops.
It will be a sin if I do not write about the 'Maine Lobster' ........ our motivation for this trip. Yes, we bought a small piece of Maine to our house ..... sorry two ! One big steamed Lobster made it's way to our kitchen. And a hand crafted Mousse from the local art and craft stores of Bar Harbor.

Notes:
Plan your trip to Maine during the summer months. That is the best time to see the place and also get the best catch of lobsters.
Have at least one day for spending at the Acadia National Park.
Don't miss the Sunrise/ Sunset from the Cadillac Mountain.


18 comments:

Priya said...

Beautiful clicks, very pleasant to eyes...i love lobsters, just with mayonnaise, i'll die for it:p..

Sulagna said...

Nice travel story..The lobster looks great...The photos are beautiful !!

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Sulagna
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Kairali sisters said...

The pics so very well tells the story Satrupa..You looks beautiful:-D

PreeOccupied said...

Love the photos and you look so cute with that lobster.

Silence Sings said...

Your travelogue have almost taken me to that paradise...The snaps are stunning..Is that you???you look so cute and bubbly......Ahhh..feeling like to snatch the lobster from your hand and enjoy the taste of it....

Priya (elaichii) said...

We've always wanted to visit Maine! Too bad we missed due to studies etc when we were in Boston for 2 yrs. Your travel log makes me plan a trip so much! That's one big lobster you've got there!
BTW loved your pics!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow thats a giant lobster... very well written!

aipi said...

I almost started bugging hubby to take me on vacation..Lovely post..love the photos n write up both!

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Satya said...

that such a beautifull place u visited ... n sleeping under the stars ... how romantic ... n u look so cute n i was so happy to see u but the next moment when i saw that big lobster i shrieked :) lol ... wonderful clicks dear

Satya
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Treat and Trick said...

Amazing clicks and you had a beautiful journey. Love that lobster, quite big size ya...

An Open Book said...

whoa...i wudnt even want to eat lobster at a restaurant, leave alone make them at home...just because im not a sea food fan..my husband although would jump at the idea...did u just steam it...and what did u season it with?? just curious

Deepi's World said...

love to read this travel diary... Acadia National Park is now being added in my list of 'place to visit' next summer.
clicks are amazing (needless to say)

Sayantani said...

traveled Maine through your eyes Satrupa. lovely write up and great pictures. what did you make with that giant lobster? hope the recipe comes next?

Paaka Shaale said...

Hi Satrupa,
This is my first time in your space. You have a lovely blog and the snaps were so good. Do visit my blog when you get time. Cheers!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice space you have,nice post with wonderful pictures!

Satrupa said...

Thank you all for traveling to Maine along with me. For all those curious souls ... yeah that's me in the picture with the humongous lobster.

J and I drizzled some lime on the lobster meat and hogged on it. Some meat was used for the baked lobster pasta. Sorry I could not click picts of it .... hope to share the recipe soon.

shruti said...

wow good pics love yr travel diary ,amazing work.

Anju Rathore said...

thanx Satrupa for taking me on a second trip to Maine. You have written so well that it seems that i have visited the place again.u look very cute with the dashing :-) lobster.

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