This is the town of Stonington. I stayed at Pres du Port, a B&B right on the coast. This lodging turned out to be a treasure. Charlotte made a full and healthful breakfast each morning that featured about 8 kinds of fruit - including a heaping bowl of Maine blueberries - two or three homemade breads with homemade jellies, yogurts, cereals, sausage, smoked salmon, muffins, oven-baked french toast, and crab quiche. When I returned after a day of paddling, I plopped into the hot tub with a splendid view of the harbor, and Charlotte offered me a glass of wine.


Lobstering is the business here. The water is peppered with lobster buoys. The town shuts up early and wakes up early. I asked Charlotte where I might leave my boat moored so that I didn't have to load it on the car each day. She said her neighbors just left theirs down at the town dock all summer, no one bothered it. I was incredulous that it didn't get stolen. Charlotte said she wouldn't live in a place like that. So I left my boat by the dock for 5 days. It didn't get stolen.




lobster traps


These folks were everywhere. It's a picturesque place.


very New England


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