A Week In Maine Part II

There is not much that is more boring than reading or listening about someone else’s vacation. Either leading or closely following that boredom, is that which comes from looking at photos of the same. I’ll spare you on both accounts and make this my second and final post regarding our visit to the Maine coast. Hopefully, the photos of boats will make it enjoyable.

We’ve recently visited Camden, Rockport, Bar Harbor, and Belfast, and my favorite sights were of the harbors.  Here are a few images:

This is a pinky schooner in Camden harbor.  Traditionally rigged with deadeyes, wooden blocks, etc.

This is a pinky schooner in Camden harbor. Traditionally rigged with deadeyes, wooden blocks, tarred and parcelled hemp line.

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Some of the schooner fleet shrink-wrapped against rain and snow.

Some of the schooner fleet shrink-wrapped against rain and snow.

Members of the steel-hulled fleet berthed ashore for winter.

Members of the steel-hulled fleet berthed ashore for winter.

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A sweet-lined wooden dinghy next to a dory.

A sweet-lined wooden dinghy next to a dory.

While in Bar Harbor, we went to the top of Cadillac Mountain and took 100 photos. All the views were stunning, but I’ll only inflict one of them on you. The vista from the top was just amazing.

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That’s the town of Bar Harbor you see at the bottom of the photo.

Oh, and we’ve eaten lobster and clam chowder, and done “Mainely” things – the seafood is terrific.  Okay – that’s all.  Next post, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

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6 comments
  1. Fred said:

    Even for a South Florida boy like me, Camden harbor is a special place… love it there…but not in the winter.

  2. Fred, I too am a Florida native – born in St Pete, grew up in Orlando – not eager to ever live there again, except for wintering over on our boat, perhaps. Winter is long here in Maine, so I’m not eager to live here either! But it’s wonderful for a late-Autumn visit.

  3. We spent our honey moon in those towns. We’ve wanted to get back ever since.

  4. I think the mid-coast of Maine would be a fabulous honeymoon destination. We’ve had a great time.

  5. Wonderful harbor photos, Rick, I love the 4th one down/close-up! I’d have loved seeing more of Bar Harbor, I want to visit there someday. Looks like it was a great vacation!

    • We had a great time. I’ve always wanted to spend some time in Maine, so this was a great week. And people there are incredibly friendly. We didn’t really encounter the famed gruff, New England attitude. Every harbor we looked at was picturesque, but we probably liked Camden harbor best. Just beautiful!

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