Maine: A Tour Downeast | The House - Machias

We had a few delays getting up to the house after Hurricane Arthur passed through. But after two (unexpected) days of hanging around Portland, we finally were given the OK to head up to the house. Electricity had been restored!

Machias, Maine is a small town on the northeastern edge of Maine, near the Canadian border. Come in summer for the blueberries. The house is situated on a little peninsula surrounded by an open field, with sweeping views of the bay. It’s an old captain’s house built in the 1850’s and the original owners are buried on the grounds (yes, those are tombstones!). Crazy. We wanted an escape and the house and Machias delivered. 

Sigh. Peace. Quiet. Solitude. Summer. Bliss.

Maine.

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Maine: A Tour Downeast | Red’s Eats - Wiscasset, ME

You can’t miss it. In fact, it’s probably the cause of all the traffic on Route 1 going through Wiscasset, Maine. We parked on a side road and walked around a bit before getting into the line at Red’s Eats. Red’s is known for its huge lobster rolls. More than one lobster per roll, the sign touts. And indeed you get a lot of lobster. Almost too much, in fact. Is it the best tasting lobster roll I had? No. It’s nowhere as delicate or well executed as the roll I had at Libby’s Market. But it’s a fun experience, at least once. And boy, do they pack in the lobster! And if you get tired of waiting for lobster, there’s an ice cream shop next door.

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Maine: A Tour Downeast | Libby’s Market

The best lobster rolls I had on this trip, by far! Sublimely buttered and toasted bun, providing that delicate crunch as you bite into the roll. The smell of clarified butter wafts in the air around the outdoor picnic tables. The lobster is fresh and sweet and it’s wrapped in just the right amount of sauce so as not to overpower the over great flavors. There’s nothing fancy here and it’s really just a little market that does (killer) lobster rolls. But come for the lobster roll if your travels take you north of Portland.

Located just off Route 1 north of Portland, Maine. [map]

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mxrtw:

Dear friends, a big ocean separates me from home and I would like to do “one of the best things I have ever experienced” according to a far-travelled motorcycle friend. He ended his North America tour as a passenger on a cargo ship from USA to Europe: 2 weeks nothing but endless water and huge starry skies. He was invited by a friend who is a captain; he just rode to the port, the crew lifted his bike on the cargo ship, secured it and he could live in the shipowner’s cabin - no paperwork and not a single cent spent! The motorcycle was the captain’s personal good, his friend his guest. Top! (Edit: The salt water wasn’t a problem, he had covered the motorcycle with a thick layer of WD-40 and topped it with silicone. It looked as fine as before.)Not only I wouldn’t have to worry about how to pay the last transport (about 1.500€ / 2.000$), I also think that 2 weeks on the ocean are the perfect ending to reflect the journey, read my travel diary and think about the future. However, it is not officially possible - only via contacts. This is why I need your help: If you know a shipowner or captain, please introduce my story and ask if there is something they can do. For contacts and information, please send me an e-mail to: mxroundtheworld@gmail.com I would be very (very) glad and thankful! All the best,Max

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mxrtw:

Dear friends,

a big ocean separates me from home and I would like to do “one of the best things I have ever experienced” according to a far-travelled motorcycle friend. He ended his North America tour as a passenger on a cargo ship from USA to Europe: 2 weeks nothing but endless water and huge starry skies.

He was invited by a friend who is a captain; he just rode to the port, the crew lifted his bike on the cargo ship, secured it and he could live in the shipowner’s cabin - no paperwork and not a single cent spent! The motorcycle was the captain’s personal good, his friend his guest. Top! (Edit: The salt water wasn’t a problem, he had covered the motorcycle with a thick layer of WD-40 and topped it with silicone. It looked as fine as before.)

Not only I wouldn’t have to worry about how to pay the last transport (about 1.500€ / 2.000$), I also think that 2 weeks on the ocean are the perfect ending to reflect the journey, read my travel diary and think about the future. However, it is not officially possible - only via contacts.

This is why I need your help: If you know a shipowner or captain, please introduce my story and ask if there is something they can do. For contacts and information, please send me an e-mail to: mxroundtheworld@gmail.com
I would be very (very) glad and thankful!

All the best,
Max

If you can help Max out, please give him a shout.

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