I recently just returned from Maine with my family. I have been going there for 40 years. It is still very well preserved and beautiful and wild (my mom saw a mountain lion on her neighbor’s porch a couple of years ago).
When I go there, I rarely leave my mom’s cottage. Often, the other adults will go places, run errands, etc. My favorite thing to do is to stay-put and hang out on the deck with a book and a beer while the kids entertain themselves and explore the shore.
As I look at the beauty of the Maine waters, I often feel sadness as I notice the difference of the life in the bay from when I was a kid. I remember seeing dozens of seals in a single evening, ospreys and flocks of terns diving for fish, and the schools of fish themselves. In the 2 weeks I was there, I never saw any of this- and I haven’t in years.
Greenpeace has done an incredible job this past decade of raising the awareness of sustainable seafood and vastly increasing demand for such. I’m hopeful that it’s not too late and the fish will return in my lifetime.