I’ve been saving for my ‘dream house’ for 40 years.
After a five year search
through waterfront properties in CT, the Adirondacks, MA, NH and finally
ME, this was the property that offered the combination of things I'd been
The setting is idyllic
with fields, woods, old
stone walls, apple trees, lilac trees and many perennial gardens.
There's lots of land, facing
west for sunsets, on the
protected waterfront of Maine and with a big freshwater pond. The whole
lot sits atop Maine ledge, which is sculpted to fall gently towards the
in an area where I hope to be able to offer weekend and week-long
retreats that combine personal growth, spirituality and 'back to nature'
events, including hiking, paddling and exploring the nearby Botanical
Gardens. I also hope to develop a life coaching and
psychotherapy practice and have a gallery where I will sell jewelry,
paintings and photographs. See Bold Colorful Life for more detail. Boothbay Harbor is a big tourist draw, and it’s just
down the road.
And there are natural bonuses: 13 preserves for hiking within 10 miles---5 within
5 miles---one within 1/2 mile; a major Botanical Garden within 5
miles; kayaking possibilities in rivers and lakes and the Atlantic. The Rockland/Camden area and Freeport shopping
are within an hour's
drive in either direction; and my favorite Maine park, Acadia National
Park is two hours or so. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward island, both
favorite parts of Canada, are nearby too……..