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 seeking.
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 water.
It's 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……..