Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lunch at Thurston's in Bass Harbor

Right next to Thurston's is "lobster central". We could watch the boats unloading and loading traps during our lunch.

Thurston's is right on the water's edge of Bass Harbor
Thurston's in Bernard, ME (www.thurstonslobster.com) is down the end of a long road past Bass Harbor. There are signs leading the way, about 30 minutes from Bar Harbor. It's right on the water, next to a busy lobster fishing wharf and the seafood is fresh. There is often a line but we didn't wait long. You pick out the size lobster you want and side orders. We chose steamed clams and cole slaw plus one order of corn and potato salad. The seafood and cole slaw were particularly good. There is a interesting choice of beers and a smaller selection of wine. It's a basic place with a great view and we had a wonderful lunch.
We spent our last night with Alan and Jeanette at Ann's Point. The weather was perfect for drinks and hors d'oeuvres out on the deck but we moved inside for dinner. The next morning after another great breakfast we were on the road, all too soon. Our route took us past Lake Winnipesaukee and although pretty was much too long - 7.5 hours. Our only consolation was fried clams for lunch - completing our "need to eat while in Maine" list.
A big mug of local brewed beer is a perfect accompaniment

To our steamed clams and lobsters

Our lobsters were "medium", about 1 and 3/4 pounds each

Sailboats and Trawlers share dock space with lobster boats

Back at Ann's Point Inn, Alan sets up some wine and his
 own brewed porter for tasting, along with guacamole
and mango salsa

Our room had a private deck where Heather
enjoys her morning coffee

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