Maine Advice

This tilted, hand-lettered sign on the access road to the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor is probably intended to address traffic speed.  I laughed when I saw it, however, because you could also take it as instruction on the pace of life up here in the Pine Tree State.  It’s deliberate and easygoing, with lots of walking — actually, sauntering might be a more accurate word — and looking in storefront windows and checking out boats on the water and reading books on screened-in porches. 

So what if the cell phone reception is iffy?  There’s seafood to be eaten and cool breezes to enjoy.  Taking it “slow” is the way to go.

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