Our summer began early, in April, with a visit to southeast Arizona and Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas, where temperatures were in the 90s. Soon after returning home, we made our annual birding pilgrimage to Monhegan.
Since beginning this travel column 5 ½ years ago, Linda and I have fallen in love with Maine’s islands. Highlights of our summer this year were visits to Peaks Island, Swan’s Island, and Frenchboro on Long Island for their lobster festival.
Lubec is always a summer destination and our June visit to stay at West Quoddy Station, where the old coast guard station has been renovated into a great place to stay, followed by a few days at Island Chalet on Campobello, was wonderful.