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Aug 2, 2016 - Ayuh! (That's Maine Speak for "Yes")

After our stop in Boothbay (in which no one commented on the Star Trek reference) - we've made two additional week-long stops in Maine. Both were coastal and touristy but the vibe was completely different. The first was classic Maine – full of cute shops, restaurants, scenic views and New England architecture. The second was oceanfront carnival, T-shirt shops and pay toilets. As diverse as they were -both were very popular and have their own appeal. The classic Maine town we visited was Bar Harbor. Despite being “Ba-Ha-Ba”....there is still...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Southwest Harbor

Site 80, which we had reserved a year ago; large and somewhat private. We had to replace the tire as the hole could not be repaired; Dodge dealer had a matching tire, lucky us. We hiked two days with the dog, each about 3 miles; see map pics. Launching from Hadley Point, we kayaked with the dog for about 2 hours. Calm water; comfortable paddle. We saw a large eagle but no dolphins as we had in previous year. 7 nights later (one rained out day) we packed up in dry sunlight and headed home. 583 trailered miles, 560 touring miles, all with the...

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Aug 18, 2012 - On Our Own In Acadia Park

Echo and Charlie decided to take a down day. Jim and I wanted to finish checking out the rest of Acadia Park on our own. On the way to the park we found not 1 but, 2 quilt shops. At the first found some neat blueberry fabric for one of my blocks. Then at the next found some fabric with lobsters on it. It was OK, but got it anyway. We stopped at Somerville at shared a great seafood platter with Lobster Beer right on the dock. After leaving there we found a great little model ship building store. The older couple there were so nice. Jim...

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Jul 17, 2010 - Bar Harbor, ME

Today, we picked up our mail at the post office in Bangor, ME. We tried twice before that, but it still hadn’t arrived, so today we finally got it! We then decided to take a leisurely drive to Southwest Harbor and along the coastline. Again, we saw numerous lobster trap floaters in the bay. We stopped at a roadside vendor selling fresh Haddock and bought a pound of the fillet and had it for dinner. In spite of the fact of not really wanting to go to Bar Harbor because of congestion and delays caused by the president and his family being...

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Sep 1, 2009 - SW Harbor to Boothbay Harbor, ME

8/28 - we sadly leave yet another gem of a harbor and head out on yet another lovely weather day for Belfast. We are getting spoiled with all this great weather after so much crummy weather in Canada. today was a long day for us Maine-wise, 6 hrs. We see more pleasure boaters today than we have seen for the entire run from Quebec City to here, a period of months. Arriving in Belfast, we decide to see the movie The Basterds, with Brad Pitt at an old movie house in town. It was pretty gruesome, but not bad. We enjoy the town docks after...

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Just Relax

Aug 27, 2009 - Eastport to Southwest Harbor, MAine

Leaving Eastport on 8/25 after seeing haunted homes, we had a fairly rough day, but mild in comparison to the waters of Canada maritimes. There was some fog, but nothing to worry over and we see much debris still floating around from Hurricane Bill, including pieces of piers. We voted Eastport the best food we have had on this trip so far. Many lobster pots coupled with fairly high seas, made it rough on nerves and shoulders as we keep having to turn the boat here, and then there to avoid them. We ask the locals about the southern route out...

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Jul 17, 2008 - Frenchboro to Southwest Harbor

Our time in Rockland was up at 1000 on Tuesday. The day was clear and cool with just the right amount of sunshine. Our destination was Long Island just south of the Acadia complex and it's single, smallish village of Frenchboro. We had never been here, but this turned out to be a highlight. The Lunt and Lunt Docks pointed us to a mooring and we were soon ashore. We made the short trip from Rockland to Frenchboro, passing first thru the Fox Island Thorofare between North Haven and Vinalhaven. The day was beautiful and the route took us past...

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Jul 10, 2008 - Catboats and a Yawl

Coastal Images - Thursday, July 10 We set out today with the intention of taking a boat ride out to one of the islands, but the offshore fog caused a cancellation. So we spent the day riding the bus and getting off at various places were we could pick up our mail, have a nice lunch and enjoy a dish of good local ice cream while we watched a bunch of kids take a sailing class. A pretty nice day after all. Back at the campground we drove down to the beach and spent a nice hour watching the tide come in over the smooth flat Maine rocks. Here...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Sep 26, 2007 - Southwest Harbor

Our delivery still has not arrived, so decided to take another tour of Acadia National park and headed to Southwest Harbor. Here we visited an Aquaium and had a very interesting explanation of many sea creatures. We then headed to an area called Bernard where Al & Arlene had another Lobster dinner and Herb tried Clams. A new experience for him as he had never had clams in shells. The colors coming more each day.

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Sep 1, 2007 - Interesting Seafood By Andrea

2 nights ago we went to Beal's Lobster Pier. When we first came in, there was a big tank without a lid . The waiters would dig throgh the lobsters to find a big one and put it on a scale. One of the waiters picked up a lobster and put it on the scale. He tried to dump it into a net, and it fell to the ground with a big crack! Noah and I started laughing. It was funny! This is what they would do to cook a lobster: they picked up a good-sized lobster, plopped it on the scale, then he asked us if it was good (because we wanted a big one). Then...

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