Lea Wait, here.
One of my favorite summer things to do in Maine is to sit outside on a wharf and eat fresh-from-the-water lobster, clams, oysters or mussels, sip a glass of wine or beer, and watch lobstermen unloading their hauls, sailboats dotting the harbor, and private
boats of all sizes coming and going. (Angie Curtis, in my Mainely Needlepoint series, worked the steamer at a restaurant like this when she was in high school.)
Maine offers dozens of restaurants that fit that description, but I have my favorites. One that’s close to my home is The Lobster Dock on the east side of Boothbay Harbor.
Sadly, this summer I spent most of my time at my computer, and by the end of August I was longing for fried clams and harbor views. Finally, about ten days ago, my husband I and fellow Maine Crime Writers Barbara Ross and her husband Bill, who’s a photographer, managed to meet at The Lobster Dock and have a final outdoor meal before restaurants like that closed for the winter. (Lobster and clams and mussels and their accompaniments can be found all year round in Maine, but sitting outside gets a bit chilly after Columbus Day.)
I wish you all could have joined us. But instead, I took some pictures of what you might have seen that evening. Wish you’d been there! But there’s always next summer.