Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pemaquid Point, Camden Hills State Park, ME

On Sept 20th, another foggy morning, Mike and I drove to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse  in Bristol.  One of the most visited lighthouses because of it's beautiful rocky shore and crashing waves the fog made it that much more dramatic:

On the way there, we stopped to watch the fog roll in to a small harbor....

 And a fisherman busy preparing bait scraps for lobster traps

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

a walk behind the lighthouse and the landscape changes instantly!

So dramatic and eerily beautiful!

with the lighthouse at the top of the hill you can see the waves coming in on the right

A stop at Shaws for a brew and to watch the fishermen come in for the day.

Here this fisherman is handing a girl a bag so they can choose their crabs right out of the trap he has open there on the boat.
destined for a lobstah dinner:)

these fishermen are sorting the lobsters

music on the wharf 

Sep 21st we drove north a bit to Camden State Park in Camden.  We then hiked to the top of Mt. Megunticook and we hadn't done anything but pretty level hiking for a long time, whew!
looking up at Mike it was steep with lots of rocks and roots

but oh the views from the top!

a little friend
on the trail

a brew afterwards at the
Sea Dog Brewing Co. in

A look back up to Mt. Megunticook from the patio at the brewery.  

back in Rockland, art work on the waterfront

a lovely bag of steamers at Archers in Rockland

Friday, September 23, 2016

Foggy Maine Days

Our Vegas friends safely back home, Mike and I have had to continue to explore this area of Maine without them:(  Sorry guys;)

Our main reason for being here this particular time of the year was/is to hopefully catch some of that spectacular New England fall we so often see in pics and hear about.  Of course, this year has been unusually warm and the leaves are not turning as they normally do.  Really!!!!  OK, OK, if we do not get those great falls colors, we will have to return. Shucks.

Tomorrow we will be venturing out in the jeep for a few days to see if we can catch some of those colors in the northwestern Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  Heres hoping!!

In the meantime some more local Maine:

We did a nice hike in the Beech Hill
Preserve in the neighboring town of Rockport....

And saw some nice views of the hills with the ocean in the distance

families out having fun near the lookout at the top of the hill at the preserve

At Rockport Harbor, the remains of old lime kilns 

A statue of Andre the seal looks out over the harbor.  Andre was an abandoned pup brought up and loved by the locals.

Ahhh, the fog moves in

An incoming ferry passes a trawler in the fog on the way to Port Clyde 

Why not in a tub??:)

A Port Clyde puffin watches visitors on the dock

The Marshall Point Lighthouse.  The fog horn was sounding as we stood there, very cool!

Every harbor has a memorial to fishermen lost at sea.

We stopped by this market to buy beer so we could have beer with our lobstah  and crab rolls at Mcloons Lobstah Shack

the young lady at Mcloons pulls a crate out of the ocean to get some more lobsters for the rolls.  How fresh is that???:)

We enjoyed out meals in the fog.  Way cool!!!!!