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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Window to the Woods with Rhon Bell
Posted: December 2, 2013

Perkins Cove | Lobster Boats & Lobster Rolls | Maine Coast

The snow hasn’t fallen yet. It’s a late fall afternoon and shorts are still an option. A rising drawbridge reveals one of the most scenic fishing villages in all of Maine. What I call ‘Hide-a-way Cove’ is labeled as Perkins Cove on the map. This is one of the last quaint towns to have an active drawbridge in the state. Each lobster boat seeks shelter and safety within the confines of the tiny harbor. Streets are lined with small shops, take-out eateries and lobstering tour-boats.
We enjoy the best french toast imaginable complete with a topping of Maine-made maple syrup at a small restaurant on the outskirts of town. Slowly making our way towards the ocean, we enjoy the sights and sounds of a summer’s morning. Finding a vacant bench, time is well-spent watching the comings and goings of the waterway. A truly relaxing vacation from the woods.
Places to See:
Breakfast: Egg & I, Ogunquit – worth the line, worth the wait. Try the pancakes.
Whale Watching: Deborah Ann, Ogunquit – pleasant service with excellent views of Maine’s coast and wildlife.


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