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Early Summer in Castine, Maine

The Guildive, Castine, Maine. Photo Gayle Potter.

By Everett Potter

Castine is one of my favorite towns on the Maine coast. It’s a stage set of white clapboard Greek Revival houses from the turn of the 19th century, thriving perennial gardens and a mere handful of shops and restaurants. It seems (and has always seemed) just a little too quiet down this peninsula, which is probably why I like it so much. It’s beautiful but also a bit ghostly, the houses white and silent in the strong light, far enough from Route 1 so it feels as if you’ve stepped back in time.

It’s Brahmins on the beach, or more precisely, wrapped up in an old Bean sweater on the rocks, possibly with something on the rocks in hand … continue reading

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  1. Anne Hersley
    May 31, 2018 at 9:16 am — Reply

    I have always loved the way you write, Everett. You transport us into your stories… I feel summer coming now, and want to be in Castine on either side of a Pentagoet Inn screen door when it slaps shut. Thanks for another great escape!

    • May 31, 2018 at 10:11 am — Reply

      Thanks Anne! I wish I was there right now on that screen porch.

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