(11) Walking the Marginal Way to Perkins Cove
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
We were both up at 5:00am. The high temperature for the day was supposed to be only 75 degrees Fahrenheit. We planned to have breakfast on the hotel patio. I went out at 6:00am to dry off the patio chairs and table. I walked a short distance to the neighborhood coffee shop with Eleanor to buy two coffees and a muffin. To go along with the coffee and muffin we had a bowl of cereal, pineapple chunks and sliced bananas.
The plan for the day was to drive to Ogunquit and walk the Marginal Way to Perkins Cove. The walk to Perkins Cove and back is about 2 1/2 miles, too long for Eleanor to walk. So Eleanor's scooter would be her mode of transportation. Leaving the hotel at 7:42am we drove the 11 miles to Ogunquit, and parked in the Cottage Street parking lot. By now it was overcast, so we brought along an umbrella and our Gortex jackets to be safe.
At 9:40am we arrived at Perkin's Cove.
After browsing through several shops, we decided to head back to the car. It looked like it might rain. Sprinkles of rain did start to fall. Back in the car at 10:48am, we decided to stop at Hannaford grocery store for some fresh fruit before heading to the Fisherman's Catch Restaurant in Wells for lunch. By 11:30am we had finished our grocery shopping and arrived at the Fisherman's Catch Restaurant. On our last trip in this area a local resident tipped us off to this restaurant. It turned out to be one of our favorites.
We both ordered the Twin 1 1/2 lb Lobster Dinner. It comes with chips and coleslaw. Drinks were Geary's Summer Ale. Rolls of paper toweling hang from the ceiling above each table to help control the lobster eating chaos that follows.
For dessert we had coffee and shared a slice of blueberry pie á la mode.
Total cost of the meal came to $134.91.
At 1:15pm we went to the cashier to pay our bill. Eleanor wanted to buy a Fisherman's Catch t-shirt. The ones on display had cartoon like images more for kids. The cook, a young lady, wore a black t-shirt with a very nice logo on the back. Eleanor told the cashier she would like the t-shirt the cook was wearing. The cook said that they stopped making that t-shirt 4 years ago. We offered to buy the t-shirt off her back. I even offered to video the whole transaction. Much laughter ensued. Alas, we walked out of that place with a hat, but minus the t-shirt.
As we were leaving 1:37pm, the sun broke through the clouds. The temperature had reached 85 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity. After returning to the hotel, we decided to go for a walk in the town of Kennebunk. Within 5-10 minutes rain started to fall. There was some thunder in the distance. We scooted back to our room, and decided to stay in for the evening.
At 5:55pm we had dinner in our room: fresh pineapple, the last of the strawberries, French baguette and wine.
Total distance walked that day:
Eleanor - 2.46 miles
Bill - 5.07 miles