Lobster Festival!

The next day, it was all about being off the boat, because Winter Harbor was having their 59th annual Lobster Festival! 

We dinghied over to the town dock, where everyone was gathering to watch the lobster boat races. They divide all the boats into classes – gas engine or diesel, and then size of engine/length of boat.   They got a bit of a later start on the races than planned, but we stayed to watch a few of them (the engines were rumbly!) and then ventured into town. 

The main event of the day was of course a lobster lunch.  And what a lunch it was!  $30 got you a 1.5-pound lobster, drawn butter, corn on the cob, coleslaw, chips, a drink, and blueberry pie. Pretty darn good.  (Cecelia had pulled pork from a nearby food truck…she’s still not into the seafood thing.)

Cecelia decided she wanted to get her face painted (apparently lobster face paint is ok, even if eating lobster is not!) and also picked up some cotton candy.  Happy girl.

We checked out the craft fair and kid’s art tent (lots of fun little projects for kids to work on) and then walked over to the library, which wasn’t open but was having a book sale outside.  Their wifi extended outside too so I camped out on a bench for a little while. (Blog posts don’t post themselves!)  

The building was a cool old chapel; it would have been neat to see inside, but I guess we’ll just have to come back sometime! Some hummingbirds were frequenting the bee balm in front of me, too.

We decided to head back to the boat for a couple of hours and then make a decision about heading back in for the parade that night. The docks were jammed with all the lobster boats and their celebrations as we were trying to leave; it was definitely hopping!

We did make it back into town later in the day for the parade, and it was a ton of fun.  All the local police, firemen, lobstermen, shriners, etc were in the parade.  Cecelia made out like a bandit with a huge bag of candy!

We walked back to the docks as the sun was getting low in the sky, and dinghied back to the boat. 

Cecelia checked out her candy haul and divided it up to give some to friends the next day.

And the sun set on another day. 

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