Visiting the Mid Coast of Maine
Last weekend my husband and I went north and visited the “Mid Coast” of Maine.
Gracie the Pup at Cellardoor Winery
We decided to bring Gracie the Pup along , who was a great traveler. It helped that the air temperatures were cool so keeping her in the car from time to time wasn’t a problem. I opened the roof and she was fine.
Lincolnville was our home base, so to speak. What a lovely little spot! The first night we had a seaside cabin with a deck overlooking the ocean. Wow, so special. The second night we were bumped to one cabin back- which we knew was going to occur, but that wasn’t a problem at all since we still had a perfect view of the sea. Our prior planning could have been better there but we waited until the last minute to make our decision. There is a new baby due to arrive soon and we didn’t want to be too far away in case we were “called into duty”.
New baby brother coming soon!
Dice Head LIghtHouse Castine, Maine
Cute little tugboat from Maine Maritime
We visited Castine, (the home of Maine Maritime Academy), Bayside, ( a step back in time with small Victorian cottages), Camden and Rockland. What a lovely part of our great state of Maine. You could spend an entire year traveling around from town to town, island to island, cove to little cove and still not see it all.
The Lobster rolls
There were some lobster roll comparisons to be made. First stop was in Freeport at the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster. We were dazzled by a double rainbow while we ate! But I’d have to say that Youngs Lobster Pound won. Then again- there is Five Islands Lobster Co that needs to be revisited- their lobster rolls are quite fantastic! Another road trip?
yummy lunch of a lobster roll
Fun unexpected side trips
Mt Battie watch tower
Panoramic view from Mt Battie
A trip up Mt Battie in the Camden Hills State Park was gorgeous. The views from the tower were fabulous- even on a day that wasn’t crystal clear. Views of the surrounding harbors, islands , schooners, etc, is not to be missed.
Even a library book sale in the sweet Castine library! It’s hard to deny my husband the joy of looking at books- you just never know what treasures you might find! We did find a few, but limited ourselves this time! My favorite find was Rumpole of the Bailey DVD’s- a British show about a barrister in England- 5 DVD set for $1. What a steal!
Then, for fun- a side trip to Cellardoor Winery. That was a beautiful spot