Posts Tagged 'Boothbay Harbor'

The Welch House Inn & Wicked Joe

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One of more enjoyable aspects of having a Bed & Breakfast is being being to call the shots concerning the menu, and being a Bed & Breakfast in Maine affords us some extraordinary ingredient choices.

Local fresh blueberries and other fruit, crabs, lobster, vegetables, herbs, eggs, coffee, cheese, maple syrup, honey, the list goes on and on. All these ingredients find their way to your plate courtesy of innumerable professionals around the state. I want to take a posting or two ...

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Bean Boots, and why you should buy them for Christmas.

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If you happened to read my last blog “Christmas at the Welch House”, maybe you remember my “Buy Local, Give Global” statement. In the same vein, let’s talk about L.L. Bean.

L.L. Bean was founded by, well, Leon Leonwood Bean in 1912 and this boot design, “The Maine Hunting Boot” was his first product.

This is a Bean Boot.
The often imitated, never duplicated Bean Boot.

He was an outdoorsman himself, and was sick and ...

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Christmas at the Welch House

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Well, if you live anywhere in the Eastern United States you don’t have to be reminded that winter is just around the corner, and yes, it can snow in October.

Susan and MJ with Santa
Susan and MJ with Santa

That also means that Christmas is right around the corner, too.

I know, I know. I can hear the groans already. I’m no expert in the field of gift-giving, but I like to think of myself as ...

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Rain, rain. . . Oh, for cryin’ out loud!

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If you live anywhere near the East Coast, you’ve spent the last forty days and forty nights listening to the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops hitting absolutely everything.

Those of us that live here in the harbor understand that, environmentally speaking, we live in a temperate rainforest, and like the Brits we are used to rain.

I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.
I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.

So, when ...

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Fisherman’s Festival – 2011

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When I was a kid . . . (Cue gentle snoring).

Ahem. When I was a kid, we used to go visit my Great-Grandmother in Groton, VT for the annual Fall Festival. At the time I thought it was pretty hokey. They would have a parade, with the town’s single fire engine, kids with decorated bikes and ...

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