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Our traditional summer sojourn begins as the band strikes up the local 4th of July parade ending after a revisit to the Isles enjoying the rocky beaches, great boats and fat Lobsters




  

A few days after the 4th traffic dies down; a trip over to Mount Desert Isle must include a stop at George’s lobster pound at the bridge...smell that wood firing those pots!



 

Spotted at Bar Harbor; classic lines, well trimmed and a nicely powered…outstanding!








 

Looking up towards Bass Harbor Head Lamp:

 


A free million in the wallet?  Spend it on one of the boats this company makes [
Southeast Harbor location]:




 


Back home; Betsy looks out over the Reach viewing the comings and goings:








We'll take that bridge over to
Stonington for some views:






 

And Finally...straight from the boat ready for the pot...Ciao, Mr. Lobster!

post #2 of 22
 Great photos Don, thanks!
post #3 of 22
Pretty good counter point to the mountains, eh?  Mmmmmmm, I can smell the fire!
post #4 of 22
Nice photos, man. I'll be heading up that way in about a week myself. My US family lives in Lincoln County, ME during the summah.
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Nice photos, man. I'll be heading up that way in about a week myself. My US family lives in Lincoln County, ME during the summah.

Outstanding!  When driving up from Boston we’ll motor through Lincoln County for awhile via route 1 on the way to the house.

 

Chris mentions in his above post the “counterpoint” of the Maine coast with that of the Rocky Mountains.  We agree and consider ourselves fortunate to enjoy that contrast regularly.  And I would think you find the Milano to Lincoln County ME a bit of a contrast   

 

Periodic changes of views are always good for the psyche.  Have a great trip!  We’d look forward to a TR…

post #6 of 22

We're in East Boothbay, don't know if you know the area. Right at the tip, called Ocean Point. My family's been summering there since before I was born, and it's one of the two places in the world where I feel "at home" (the other is Madesimo).

Have a great summah!


J

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We're in East Boothbay, don't know if you know the area. Right at the tip, called Ocean Point. My family's been summering there since before I was born, and it's one of the two places in the world where I feel "at home" (the other is Madesimo).

Have a great summah!


J


You mean here?

Here's another  of the town, my favorite

We vacation in Maine every Summer. Usually stay on Peaks Island and in Boothbay Harbor. All my family on my Mother's side lived in Maine and I spent Summers there for several years growing up.

Some of the most beautiful country anywhere.
post #8 of 22

Indeed. I for some reason am not able to view photos here right now (anyone else having that problem?). 

 

Don't know where Peaks Island is, Lars, but of course Boothbay Harbor (or "the hahbah" as it's known in our parts) is the big metropolis of the situation. I, in fact, have bought my own place in East Boothbay, kind of to give the folks an extra space for guests, in addition to a private place for my little family when we visit. Always wondered what I'd do ski-wise if I lived up there fulltime, guess I'd be trucking up to Sugahloaf.

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We vacation in Maine every Summer. Usually stay on Peaks Island and in Boothbay Harbor. All my family on my Mother's side lived in Maine and I spent Summers there for several years growing up.

Some of the most beautiful country anywhere.

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 I have bought my own place in East Boothbay...

Interesting how I have found many Epic folks have significant ties to ME.  All the finest skiers I believe.

 

While we anchor near Eggemoggin Reach, regardless, wherever you touch the coast all views are tantalizing. 

 

Some additional views near about the Reach:












Yup…summah’s on Maine water & winter’s on CO snow…that’s just fine.

post #10 of 22
Don, you've got the right stuff when it comes to synching with good weather!..;-)

STeveD
post #11 of 22
Hey, Don. Why do you keep taking pictures of my front yard? Seems a bit ironic that a guy like you leaves the mountains in summer to come to Maine, and a guy like me leaves Maine in the summer to go to the mountains. Check out my travel post above - summer skiing on the glacier in France. If you are still in Sedgwick, call me or walk up the road to my house.
David
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Interesting how I have found many Epic folks have significant ties to ME. 

 



 

 


Ayuh, I grew up with one foot in Maine and one in New Hapstah. I'll be takin' the missus to Maine to see the foliage this fall. Puttin' in at Baath, takin' the inland route to Boothbay Hahbah, then Damariscove Island and on to Po'tland.

We been to tha coast the last 3 summahs sailing on my 21' sloop. First yeah was Casco Bay (tha's where Peaks Island is, by the way), the next was Bah Ha'bah ta Camden. Last yea' was Sou' Freepo't up ta Cape Small then back to Po'tland.

Two weeks on the ocean and the summah on Lake Dillon makes for a fine yea' o' sailin'.

MR
post #13 of 22
Pardon me, Master Racer, but I have lived in Maine all my life (so far) and my kids are 6th generation Mainers, and none of us can make heads or tails of what your're saying. Is that German or one of them other Romatic languages?
post #14 of 22
I can talk the accent better than I write it.
post #15 of 22


Casco Bay looking towards Portland from Peaks Island



I could stand here all day.



Portland Headlight


The pictures don't do Maine justice. What beautiful country.
post #16 of 22
I couldn't agree with you more. It is why I keep coming back.

I used the spell checker so I ought to be understood this time.

MR
post #17 of 22
Can't wait, hope the weather's gonna be OK. Really good road biking out where I am, though I won't be taking my racing bike this year. If any of you guys get out to Ocean Point (which I much recommend), let me know.
post #18 of 22
Thanks for sharing!
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Hey, Don. Why do you keep taking pictures of my front yard? Seems a bit ironic that a guy like you leaves the mountains in summer to come to Maine, and a guy like me leaves Maine in the summer to go to the mountains. Check out my travel post above - summer skiing on the glacier in France. If you are still in Sedgwick, call me or walk up the road to my house.
David

David…I knocked on your door and where are you?  France??  Skiing??? 

I just read your TR…Fantastic!


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Don, you've got the right stuff when it comes to synching with good weather!..;-)

STeveD

 


Don’t let those pics fool you Steve…it was [and has been till recent as you know] rainy and cool up there.  We kept an eye on channel 5 weather finding those clear days but it looked like everything that made CO’s ‘09 June the wettest on record had found its way to ME.


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Ayuh, I grew up with one foot in Maine and one in New Hapstah. I'll be takin' the missus to Maine to see the foliage this fall. Puttin' in at Baath, takin' the inland route to Boothbay Hahbah, then Damariscove Island and on to Po'tland.

We been to tha coast the last 3 summahs sailing on my 21' sloop. First yeah was
Casco Bay (tha's where Peaks Island is, by the way), the next was Bah Ha'bah ta Camden. Last yea' was Sou' Freepo't up ta Cape Small then back to Po'tland.

Two weeks on the ocean and the summah on
Lake Dillon makes for a fine yea' o' sailin'.

MR




 

 Like the problem I have with my mild dyslexia while reading Shakespeare…I have a pretty good understanding but it takes me awhile to capture it correctly       




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I could stand here all day.

The pictures don't do Maine justice. What beautiful country.


Nice pics Lars…and I’m with you on just standing at a spot looking out.  Here is a favorite spot where I frequently anchor:

post #20 of 22
Great trip report as always!!!!!!!!  Someday I would like to ride my motorcycle to Maine.  Have never been there and would sure like to see the coastline from my saddle.

Mark
post #21 of 22
Maine. The way life is! 
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One of my favorite places on the coast: Cocktail Cove on Jewell Island.

MR
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