Seaside Summer in Coastal Maine

It isn’t any secret that I have an unrelenting and immediate desire to become a coastal Mainer.  In fact, I plan on becoming the first person to be adopted by the state of Maine.  I want my license plate to read “Vacationland” and my backwater view to be the lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth.

Sigh, if only financial milieus and a terrible economy weren’t in the way. The problem with leaving home is, well, getting back.

So if Maine would kindly donate a gypsy caravan to move me and the cats cross country to a cozy writing and sewing spot in Rockport, Portland, or my new love, Cape Porpoise, I would be eternally grateful.

And with my mind already there, I naturally follow Maine Magazine on Facebook.  I ogle at their gorgeously washed out photos with pops of brightly colored oars and Adirondack chairs, strewn fishing nets and capsized rowboats…and now, this photo.  A spot in Cape Porpoise that is as they said, a little slice of heaven.

Cape Porpoise

Cape Porpoise (photo courtesy of Maine Magazine)

Here is a Saturday morning treasury inspired by Maine Magazine’s heavenly Cape Porpoise photo:

Seaside in Cape Porpoise Maine Treasury

Seaside Summer in Cape Porpoise Maine Treasury

Signed, your hopeful future-Mainer.

Happy seaside Saturday.



  1. I’ve only been to Maine once (January 2008 actually), and I LOVED it, too. It was a challenge being there (and all of the New England states that we traveled through) during their “off-season” times, but what we saw, we absolutely loved!! Downtown Portland seemed to be a cozy artists haven.

    And being a native Texan, I was thrilled when it started snowing at about 4 pm. We found a hotel and walked in the snow next door to eat. I couldn’t wait to wake up the next day to see the snow covered everything (because of course it was already dark by the time we found the hotel and went to dinner). Only to wake up and all the snow had been efficiently pushed off the roads piled into the corners of parking lots and empty fields. I couldn’t believe it! It was as if it hadn’t snowed at all. Here in Texas, even the hint of snow in the forecast can close down the entire city and the snow (and ice) remains on our roadways and in our yards until the sun decides to take back over and pop us back up 20 or 30 degrees.

    Just remembering this during another 100-degree day here, has made me feel cooler!
    Thanks! xoxo

    • Aw, that’s such a lovely story!! I imagine that’s how I would feel after being on the west coast for almost 3 years now. Is it sad that I dream about all those New England winters I grew up and spent most of my life in? I’m so happy that you got to experience a true NE snow! (and oh my gosh, the food in Portland…isn’t it soooo good?). You’re absolutely right, downtown Portland is so adorable – that’s exactly where I want to live and work; hopefully some day in the very near future. And when I do, you will HAVE to come visit. I’ll set aside a pair of wellies for ya so we can tromp around in the seaside snow :) xo!

      • Seaside SNOW???? I’ve never heard of such a thing much less seen it! WOW!! Combining my 2 favorite things in nature: the beach AND snow! That sounds glorious!! I’ll take you up on that invitation whenever that someday arrives for both of us.

  2. I LOVE those yellow chairs! You are right, the pops of color really make the photos! I will have to visit Maine someday, sounds really lovely!

    • Me too! There’s just something about a foggy seaside that is so romantic and the bright chairs and lights just make it so whimsical. Maine is amazing! I spent a summer there as a kid (one day I will dredge up the ridiculous video) and recently visited Portland and you will just fall absolutely in love. There’s nothing like coastal Maine.

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