“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
In land-locked Ohio, the sea is an enviable thing. When we lived in Prague, its location, too, was a pinpoint in the middle of a great expanse of land. So when I think of vacation, the sea is the first thought which comes to me.
Luckily, the rest of my family feels the same — we love to travel to the sea. It doesn’t matter where, just as long as there are waves, the smell of salt spray, the occasional peek of sunshine, and an unending view of the horizon.
When we traveled this summer to Maine, I had one other hope in mind: to have fresh lobster on the docks.
One of the first questions we asked once we reached Freeport, Maine, was to ask for a recommendation of where to have lobster. The kind folks behind our hotel front desk pointed us in the right direction, and we ended up at one of the most charming active docks I’ve seen, the South Freeport Town Docks.
The Maine I Love: Photos from the Lobster Docks
The harbor restaurant was excellent — the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster.
We ate there almost every night while in Freeport (after days of sea kayaking, paddleboarding, fly-fishing, etc.). That time, sitting on the docks with my family, was one of my favorites from our entire trip.
To quote Anne of Green Gables, I couldn’t have enjoyed its loveliness more. Truly.
Have you been to Maine? Do you have a favorite place to be out on the docks?