Shaw's Hotel and Cottages
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... were not many fishermen in the marina. One passed us on a tractor moving traps from one side of the marina to the other.
When we got back on the road, we passed St Peters and stopped in at the craft shops on the side of the road. We didn't find anything very interesting but it was another good spot to get out and stretch our legs. We could see hundreds of buoy's for the lobster traps in the bay.
We headed off to ...
... name Acadia was originally Arcadia which was named by an early explorer who thought it looked like the Arcadia region in Greece. Over the years, the R has dropped off. The big Scottish emigration took place in the mid 1700s after the Scottish forces in Scotland were wiped out by the British at the Battle of Culloden. The British imposed such severe penalties on them, even for wearing a kilt and outlawed the bagpipe so many left Scotland for New Scotland or ...
... The beach is massive, and completely empty, it's amazing... And even though the water was freezing, I just couldn't resist a little bath! We lazed around for the rest of the afternoon on the sand, eating cookies and talking about boys and life, like only girls know how to do ;-)
In the evening, we decided to cook a nice French meal for our lovely hosts: stuffed vegetables, and chocolate cake for dessert. With wine - obviously. ...
... The back landscape is spectacular, an Asian inspired fountain with numerous Buddhist statues, furniture, mainly chairs, made out of tree trunks and salvaged wood carcasses. Cheryl Lee photographied all of them, 14 all together! At least two ponds with vegetation, more fountains, sculptures, flower gardens. The building itself has an intricate architectural design and longer to visit than it appears from the ...
... perfect lighthouses around every bend
- They love mowing their huge lawns
- This is the land of fishermen, pretty fishing towns, lobster pots and icy waters
- There are awesome empty (when I was here) coastal beach trails and forest paths to discover
- They are a creative bunch and the crafts created by local people is superb. (They apparently have long winters)
- Great wildlife is on the doorstep
- Oh ...