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Aug 11, 2015 - Belfast

First rainy day in quite a while so we headed up to Belfast to walk along the harbor way trail. We passed by some beautiful sailboats and huge yatchs along the way. On our way back we stopped at the Marshall Wharf brewery company and got their Big Twitch IPA. Great tasting beer vs doing laundry. Stopped at a seafood market and bought fresh haddock which we will cook tomorrow night since it's raining.Rented a movie and enjoyed listening to the rain.

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Aug 10, 2015 - Fernalds neck preserve

We are still at Camden Hills sp and have totally enjoyed staying in one place vs traveling. We ate a great Italian sub for lunch and then headed off to find the hike at the preserve which was only about 20 minutes away. It was a nice walk in a forest on lake Meticuncook for about 2 miles. We came back and sat at the ocean overlook across from the cc and drank a Boothbay craft beer before heading back to our site 74. Well, lo and behold, 2 girls have set up camp on our site despite our stove sitting on the table and Bill's shoes on the...

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Aug 9, 2015 - Cool weather

It was so nice to wake up hearing a barred owl call during the night. They hoot and call to each other off and on during the night. We don't hear that much at home. We went down to the beach site of Camden Hills and hiked the shore trail down to the beach. The"beach" is a rocky area hard to walk on but you're on the water. We came back up to the parking lot and sat and drank a boothbay craft beer looking out at penobscot bay. We had bought kielbasa and fresh lettuce and cukes at the farmers market so that was supper tonight.

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Aug 8, 2015 - Owls head lighthouse

We stayed again at Camden Hills having scored a great quiet campsite #74. This maybe the best site here or 75. At first they said no more sites since it was the weekend but by 11 am several opened. We took today to go see owls head lighthouse which was beautiful. Views are great and we had stopped at the farmers market in Camden to get corn, cheese,and a baguette. Drove out to the lobster company there and bought 2 softshell lobsters for $5 lb. Best price yet and pulled up out of the sea for you. Headed on down to boothbay craft brewery to...

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Aug 7, 2015 - Lincolnville

Our legs have recovered from the hike the other day so we thought a nice bike ride through the trails of Camden Hills would be perfect. We set off on the multiuse trail outside of Lincolnville to bike the ski trail. Well, well, a trail that is rated one on a scale of 3 was straight up for 1.5 and I had to walk. We don't want to see a 3 rated trail! We rode 4.7 miles and had to finish it off with a beer and oysters at the pub in Lincolnville beach. Came back and ate lobster again!

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Aug 6, 2015 - Camden

We took today to explore Camden and Rockland since our legs are sore from yesterday! We walked around the towns and looked in shops. We drove up the road to Mt.Battie for a most amazing view of Camden harbor and the Atlantic. A drive was sure easier than the hike. Decided to give lobster a break and had chicken stirfry.

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Aug 5, 2015 - Camden Hills sp

Before we left Old Quarry, we went down to the launch area to watch kayakers take off for the many islands that are just off of Deer Isle. The water was perfectly flat and the views are amazing. We drove back up the island and stopped at a farmers market to get lettuce, tomatoes, snow peas and blueberries. All of the fresh produce is so good! We joined the traffic on US 1 and headed to Camden Hills sp just outside the quaint town of Camden. This park is beautiful with lots of hiking and biking trails. We decided to hike Mt. Megunticook...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Camden, Maine

After visiting Maine-ly Maine we headed off to another favorite place in Maine, the town of Camden and Mount Battie State Park. We first wandered through town and then had lunch at Cappy's Chowder House. I had an unusual sandwich - a Haddock Rueben sandwich. It was different but not something I'd want on a continual basis! Then we stopped into a few stores along the main street. The fist one we walked into was an Art Gallery called the Duck Trap Trading Company. We were wandering through a lot of art that was too rich for our blood. There...

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Oct 3, 2013 - Camden

October 3 Gorgeous morning. Went into town and had a very reasonable and good breakfast on the Mariner’s Grill deck overlooking the inlet. Bob had a blueberry pancake and I had the blueberry muffin. Both were full of blueberries! Instead of driving back to camp to hike we headed towards Rockland. I have been a fan of the Wyeth family art for most of my life. (During our last remodel I gave away my framed print of Christina’s world that I had since I was 14 and now very sorry that I did! The print I saw today was nowhere as good as what I...

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Oct 2, 2013 - Bar Harbor to Camden, ME

October 2 Another lovely morning! We have only 65 miles to travel today to Camden. At Prospect we stopped to visit the Penobscot Narrows and Bridge and Observatory. Opened in 2006 as a replacement to the Waldo-Hancock Bridge which was irreparable, it is the only bridge observatory in the US, only 1 of 4 bridge observatories in the world (others are in China, Thailand and Slovakia)and the tallest bridge observatory. The bridge was built from Mt. Waldo granite (as was part of the Washington Monument) and completed in 42 months which is...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Camden

We have a few weeks left. We did finally get our plane tickets and will be leaving Sept. 19, heading home to Longboat Key. The weather here is the best ever and we are soaking it up and giving ourselves lots of relaxing time. We'll be heading further northeast and try to visit some islands before we end the season. Many tourists will be gone and we will have a lot of this gorgeous country to ourselves. Thanks for staying with us. We enjoy putting this journal out there for friends and family. Oh, and BTW, we miss you all more than we can...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Airports and my sisters have to go home

Sadly, all good things must end. It is to be a LONG travel day for Linda and Patti, but Marlene, who loves to fly (not!), has to leave extra early, endure 7 hours of layovers and must then drive home from Sacramento after landing at 11PM. I picked her up at their hotel in town early and we drove to Augusta. No fog, so her flight was expected to be on time. On the way back to Camden, I picked up Topper. He seemed so surprised to see me that I think he thought he'd gotten lost and had new owners. We had a nice chat on the way back to pick up...

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