Monhegan Travel Blog› entry 11 of 20 › view all entries
Kim and I were gleeful to step ashore onto our island and lead the way to our lodging at the Monhegan House. Spencer, however, was a bit struck by the ‘primitive’ state of things. In spite of her relatively broad travels, they were all in sheltered environments. There are only a handful of pick up trucks on Monhegan (and I think only one which has a license plate) and a pair of unpaved roads. She hadn’t even reached the Monhegan House yet, where (gasp!) she would have to spend a night without television.
Holden, the new owner of the Monhegan House, greeted us at the front desk and proudly shared a few of the improvements since our last stay. It remained the ramshackle four-story structure from before, but the first floor had been significantly re-habbed to provide a second suite (now there are two rooms with en suite facilities and we had one!) and enlarged dining hall.
Wasn’t much luggage to drop, so we shortly headed back outside to retrace our wedding procession back to White Head where we had exchanged vows. The ocean side of Monhegan is an unknown majesty featuring dramatic 150-foot cliffs and it was wonderful to return. After savoring the splendor for a bit we dropped Spencer back at the hotel and did a quick scamper out to Lobster Cover before dinner time.
Dinner time was an exceptional feast at Monhegan’s only “classy” place, the Island Inn. Some lobster and seared scallops later it was time to kick back and work on some crossword puzzles with Spencer and Kim before going to sleep in heaven.