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.
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.