Sep 18 2019

Gloucester, MA

A house in the middle of a pond …
We passed by this little charming house on the way into Rockport. Feeling enchanted and decided to go there, to discover.

A little disappointing, or we didn’t give her enough time. Anyway, we drove in and out quickly. Didn’t find her attractive, and left.

Sep 18 2019

Bean & Leaf Cafe

12 Bear Skin Neck
Rockport, MA 01966

Loving it.

Great view and vibe. Cute. Small. Neat.

What not to like? Two bay windows are used as condiments stations. They serve simple fares, so it could be a whole day affair.


Sep 18 2019

Roy Moore Lobster Co.

39 Bearskin Neck,
Rockport, MA 01966

Will return.

This little shack is a good place for a quick bit or slow chow (BYOB) on their patio at the back, by the Rockport Harbor. Although I don’t find their fish cake delicious (dead & thick: floury) but the crab s and lobsters are good. The service is amiable and efficient.

The two seater by the door is made from lobster trap – neat.


Sep 17 2019

Kennebunkport, ME

On our way down from Acadia, we stopped at Arundel Wharf Restaurant for lunch and walked around the downtown. This town is made famous by the elder George Bush, the #41. But reportedly according to the New Englanders, the town is well known to the locals as a favorite summer vacation spot. Tourists are plentiful.


We left for Rockport, MA.

Sep 17 2019

Sunset @ Rockport

An evening at Rockport, MA. The clouds add charm to the sunset.

Sep 17 2019

Shalin Liu Performance Center

A web file photo
37 Main St,
Rockport, MA 01966

Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center is awesome. The backdrop of the stage is spectacular. And the interior is elegant and simple. Unfortunately our event is a movie: The Lehman Trilogy, which screen blocked the view. Oh well, we’ll just have to visit it again.

The Lehman Trilogy is an interesting play turned into a movie. Three actors and a piano – the pianist is a girl. It’s about the Wall Street firm that fall in 2008 – still remember Glucksman and Peterson … the trader won. ..

雷曼三部曲 … 三个男人一台戏 + 钢琴

Shalin Liu 是谁 – Now, who’s Liu?


Sep 17 2019

Rockport, MA

Very glad to have found this little arty town on way down from Acadia Park. It’s 40 miles north of Boston and a little north from Salem.

Granite was or is big so is arts, streets are lined with galleries. The comfy chair and stone sculptures. We got there early enough to see the sunset, then went to the Shalin Liu Performance Center for the Lehman Trilogy.

We dined at Bean & Leaf Cafe, Blue Lobster GrilleRoy Moore Lobster. Hula Moon Cafe is a good place for breakfast too. The town next door Gloucester isn’t much.


Bearskin Neck

Sep 17 2019

Arundel Wharf Restaurant

43 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Will return.

The restaurant is on a wharf that served as chandlery in her previous life. It has indoor dining section which opens after 5 pm and outdoor which is on the Kennebunk River, is where we’ve our lunch.

We were treated to a world class ballerina‘s performance. Thank you 🙂

The reception lady is bit stern but efficient. She helps out to clean tables. A good team player with cold demeanor.

The deck is on the narrow Kennebunk River that’s filled with boats. A sailing school shares the parking lot with the restaurant. Boats, canoes and kayaks go by constantly.

The service is good so is the food. My Riesling is on the sweet side; fried calamari has a few pickled Greek pepper which is an excellent addition. Salad feels old. Avocado lobster is very good. An enjoyable lunch in a tranquil setting.

The restaurant is a few steps from the downtown. It’s our first time to #41’s home turf and are surprised at the hustle and bustle of their downtown, which isn’t exactly small given to the 3,474 population (2010 census). People milling on the street are decidedly older (so are the diners …). Later we saw a big group of tour buses (coaches) parked discretely by the Shack – wondering if they’re retirees from some organizations – which may explain the over crowding …

Another restaurant Alisson’s which is in the town square, with 575 ratings (this one has 127) but we liked our choice.


Sep 16 2019

5.5 miles sea kayaking

39 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME

A wonderful day out on the sea: mostly cloudy with gentle winds. Along the way from Bartlett Narrows to Seal Cove, we see many porpoises during the trip. 9公里 一直有海豚陪伴. We used Sea Kayak, $50 for 5 hours – including a pep talk and travel time. The actual time on the kayak is about 3 hours. Our trip ends early.


Sep 16 2019

Beal’s Lobster Pier

182 Clark Point Rd
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

Will return. More pix here.

It’s a fun place to dine: you order your lobsters, clams or whatever that are in the tanks. The staff fishes them out, weight them and you go pay at the cashier. The open kitchen is behind them. The cashier will give you a stand that bears your order number. You go to find a table, inside or out door, to sit (or wait around to take it away), the staff will bring it to you. But you have to get your own drink from the little bar. The bartender was in a tank top, showcasing his beautiful tattoos.

Food and service are good.

Unlike many piers, the water around it is usually muddy and or with some floating things (like garbage), the water by their pier however, is clear, which, I find the unusual.