Early fall on Quahog Bay

September on Quahog Bay

September on Quahog Bay

 

 

 

The leaves are starting to turn and our prices have dropped to our fall rates.  We have had a lot of returning customers that wait until the kids are back in school and the air turns crisp to come visit. This time of year we have more time to chat too, and it’s great to catch up on the year’s events.

Many of the birds that spent the summer on Quahog Bay have started their migration south.  We still have migrating Osprey, Blue Herons and Kingfishers traveling through. They stop to fish in the bay. This is always the time of year that I see the most Kingfishers.

The lobstermen too are moving their gear down the bay into deeper water.  There are a lot less buoys in the bay.  Its too bad that as the days get shorter and the lobstermen need to spend more time traveling to their gear.  Many are leaving in the dark and soon will be returning in the dark too.

Autumn is a spectacular time in Maine.  The apples are ready and the lobsters are delicious.  The trees are changing and the flowers are being replaced with frost hardy mums.  There are less people on the road and more openings at the Inn.  Hopefully we will see you soon!

 

 

A lobster fisherman checking a lobster’s tail

This lobster fisherman is my husband, John Powers, in his boat the Cecelia!  He is checking this female lobster’s tail for a notch that indicates that she belongs to the state of Maine and she is free to live and breed until she sheds off her v notched tail.  There is a fine for being caught with one of the state of Maine’s lobsters!

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I broke my foot!

Nine days ago, I stepped in a hole while moving a picnic table at the Inn and I sprained my ankle and broke my 5th metatarsal bone.  Ouch!  Yesterday was my first day back to work at the Inn.  I actually only cooked and took care of a few charges.  Today, I’m back to sitting around with my foot up.  I miss the Inn and all of our wonderful guests!  Maybe I’ll just go sit around down there and talk.