As always, we had a wonderful time on our annual 10 day jaunt to Ogunquit. The weather was beautiful and the ocean slightly warmer than usual.
We walked the Marginal Way almost every morning and spent our afternoons on the beach. Thanks to some of the storms at sea, the waves were particularly high this year and we had a lot of fun playing in them.
We tried a couple of restaurants on this trip we hadn't tried before:
Getting our top marks is the Blue Water Inn restaurant just before the entrance to the beach. We've walked past this place for years, but decided to try it for dinner this year...and we went back a second time. The setting on the porch is so nice with a gorgeous view of the tidal river and the dunes. Service and food were exceptional. This will become an annual stop for us.
Another place we tried for breakfast was Bessies. Very simple, but we both really enjoyed the omlettes. (I didn't realize Bessie's is owned by the same lady who owns Jackie's Two).
We tried Bintliffs for dinner and were very impressed with the quality and the quantity of the food. Unfortunately they had run out of prime rib, so I chose the shrimp pasta in a sambuca sauce and b/f had a rib eye steak. Both meals were delicious. The shrimps in my dish were huge!
The Lobster Shack has become a tradition for us and one afternoon while the sun was playing hide and seek, we stopped in there for a bowl of his homemade chili. I have to say..it was far better than what I make!
We drove into Wells one evening to pick up a few essentials at Hannafords. While there, we had the very friendly man at the fish counter steam us a couple of fresh lobsters which we took back to where we were staying. Coupled them with some fresh sweet corn we'd picked up at a roadside stand. We weren't disappointed in either!
A previous poster had questioned what had happened to Bread and Roses bakery. We weren't able to find out, but something has definitely changed. We stopped to pick up pastries twice and both times they were stale. Nobody working in the bakery knew when anything had been baked. Having said that, the place was still bursting at the seams with customers everytime we walked by.
We tried the Lobster Rolls for the first time from the Village Food Market. They were excellent!
So we're back home now, tanned, rested and more than well fed and so much looking forward to our next visit. We so envy people who live near Boston etc and can easily visit Ogunquit anytime by just taking a short drive!