Oh my goodness! How time does fly?! I cannot believe that we are into the first month of a new year! Happy belated 2013! Richard and I wish you and yours all that is good and great.
2012, like the years before it, had its fair share of things to celebrate and its moments of sadness. Here in our little corner of the world those moments ranged from that of an earthquake registering 2.4 on the Richter Scale whose epicenter was three miles north of Boothbay Harbor to the sinking of the HMS Bounty in Hurricane Sandy and to the grand opening of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; from a local girl, Eleanor “Ellie” Logan, earning her second Olympic gold medal to the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce celebrating its 50th anniversary along with its very own 50th annual Windjammer Days Festival; and lastly to the lobstermen of mid coast Maine surviving one of the worst gluts on the market due to warm weather conditions last spring which interrupted the lobster’s normal life cycle doubling the number of lobsters on the market.
We are very thankful to be here in Boothbay at our beloved Hodgdon Island Inn and preparing to launch Season 4. Season 4 – we can hardly believe it as it seems like only yesterday we rolled into town, zipped past the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Barters Island Road, bounced across the old Knickerkane bridge (which has since been replaced by our beautiful new bridge) and pulled into the driveway at HII unsure of what awaited us, but fast-forward three seasons which include welcoming guests and alumni from all across the country and all around the world, creating thousands of breakfasts and desserts, making hundreds of beds and being part of so many magic moments called memories.
The 2013 season? Bring it on!!
Innkeepers’s note: Hodgdon Island Inn will be open March 1 – November 17, 2013. Reservations can be made online at http://www.boothbaybb.com. Should you have a question, or need to speak with us, we can be reached via voicemail at 1-800-314-5160 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to have the opportunity of welcoming you to our tiny little island getaway here on the mid coast of Maine.