Bass Harbor, Maine is a beautiful protected cove on the southwest side of Mount Desert Island. Harbor to many working lobster boats, Bass Harbor is a working man’s harbor.
It is low tide on a foggy morning and the day starts slowly. Seamen stood at the dock chatting and laughing leisurely. A few started out with a short paddle on their dinghy’s towards their office for the day. The Harbor Master joined in the paddle, touring the harbor keeping a close eye on the moored boats.
Crabby II and Double Trouble stood awaiting ready to rock and roll on the Maine waters.
Seeing a number of dinghies awaiting on the shore to begin the morning commute, the paddles seemed to call to me to jump in and join the rush-hour traffic.
Lobster boat huh? guessing the harbor master also has the tough job of making sure they are all legal size catches? 🙂
I was wondering what time they came back with the lobsters and many were just leaving around 7am. I want to be there when the boats are filled with those little critters. I think the harbor master makes sure who is moored there has paid their rent.
Ah gotcha, nothing like lobsters though to make a day right, especially after a good catch 😀
Such great pics, I could watch these boats all day….thanks for sharing🙋🙋
Funny you said that, as that is exactly what I thought too. It would be wonderful to sit on the dock and watch the world go by.
Great images one and all! I’ll bet that it was a quiet, peaceful start to the day until the guy fired up the outboard. 😉
Amazing, it was pretty darned quiet and you could barely notice it. Thanks Jerry for your kind compliment.
How glorious – we can only dream of such a setting now as we endure our heat wave! 🙂
I heard it is hot at home. What happened to the Polar Vortex?
It melted, lol! 🙂
And then lastly, there is the lazy guy with the outboard motor. .. Get a pair of oars, would ya?! 😃
LOL !! Agreed ! Maybe we should rock the boat a bit.
Interesting sense of place – not sure where it is though
I think you missed it in the first line – this is Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. So happy you liked the place.
Beautiful! I’m one of those people who went to Maine and immediately thought of moving there. My husband and I still toy with the idea. There’s something so enchanting about it. But I think it will always just be a pipe dream.
Maine is truly wonderful in the summer, but the winters desperately harsh. Think twice on it my dear. That’s why we come up and rent a home for a week or two. A lot less expensive than buying something that is used only a few months out of the year.
Great captures, Emily. How lovely to see those boats going off to do a day’s work. Love the boat names. 🙂
They are so creative with the boat names that one could get a picture book of funky names on lobster boats. Thanks sweetie!
Oh, Emily, this is just the kind of place we love to visit and poke around in. The are beautiful, beautiful photos that make me smell the salt water and leave me feeling like I know the place well.
Have you never been to Acadia? Oh if not, I really hope you make it a point to go there. Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island is truly a special place and so easy to get around with a free shuttle bus. Thank you so much for your kind words.
Thank you so much GA Miller! Appreciate your kind comment and visit. Bella