Last year, when Sara and I went to Maine, we stumbled by these door mats that are made of float rope used by lobster fisherman. I thought it was the coolest thing. The float ropes tended to tangle up the Right Whales so there was a push to switch to sinking ropes. The mats are a way to repurpose the old rope. Well, for my b-day, my sneaky wife remembered my fondness of these scratchy, durable, mats and got me a mat of my very own. She knows me the best. The perfect gift for this birthday boy.
You can buy them online through Maine Float Rope, The New England Trading Company, or just type “lobster door mat” in your search engine and you’ll find plenty of places to purchase one.