Monday, 22 September 2014

Living On Monhegan Island

Despite its funky style, architecturally Monhegan leans classic New England cedar shake. When it comes to housing, traditions seem to endure.

Cedar shake, bunting and a view, ingredients for a long-term style.

An Ivy league pedigree and a library. On closer inspection, a strange collection of dated pulp paperbacks. How does Auschwitz become just another subject within the pile of Hitchcock books?

The view. Lawn, flowers and the Atlantic beyond.

House details: china cabinet, wood staircase and a collection of blue glass in a kitchen.

You haven't completed your decorating if lobster buoys aren't present.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Let's Eat On Monhegan Island

Time to see the seafood on Monhegan and the place has a couple of good spots, whether you're eating out or in.

First stop, a marooned food truck called Hot Fat. Mmmm, let the name attract, not repel you. Bring it.

Beer and a simple menu, easy options.

Ordering and waiting.

Fish sandwich, fish tacos and some chicken for the land lubber, all good. Next stop: buying fish to take home. The ladies line up.

The men show their catch.