“Fond Farewell to Maine”


We came home last night after our lovely Maine adventure. Pictured above is my husband exploring the granite outcropping at Mt. Battie in the Camden Hills State Park in Camden, Maine. On this clear day, we could see down to the port of Camden and across Penobscot Bay to many islands. Looking north we could even spy Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

While my favorite Maine activities are hunting for little bowls, looking at Wyeth and Homer paintings        , and eating halibut, my husband’s favorite Maine activity is walking around on solid rock. He had several chances to do that both here and later at the lighthouse at the end of Pemaquid Point. He also found numerous small rocks to bring home at the area around Giants’ Steps and the spit of land out of Boothbay itself. We sport quite a collection of rocks around our yard, bounty from our trips.

I get anxious watching my husband clamber over rocks, even though he has excellent balance and prioperceptive sense. I left the above scene and went to another part of the park to watch the ocean waves. Another way we have found to each enjoy our trips.

Now that we have explored several different regions of Maine, from the southern town of York, through the central town of Bangor, to the midcoast area around Boothbay Harbor and throughout  “Down East” Maine to the New Brunswick border, we have decided we enjoy the Bar Harbor area the best. Bar Harbor has the unbeatable National Park with its several different sections spread out along the coast. Numerous artists have their open studios back among the trees. And Bar Harbor itself, though overrun many days with cruise ship passengers, quiets in the evening and hosts a number of excellent restaurants.

But next year we intend to go to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, to Cornwall. That should be another adventure.

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