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Sunday, June 17, 2012

MAINE: CAMDEN AND PORT CLYDE

We are having the MOST wonderful time here in Maine. RVPainter and I lived in Maine for 20 years - first in York Beach, which is in southern Maine, just over the border from NH, and then in East Boothbay, which is in mid-coast Maine. I have a life-long association with Boothbay, as we vacationed here from the time I was 7 or 8.  We have had the most wonderful weather here. There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect Maine summer day - the only problem is that it often seems there are too few of them! But this week has been GLORIOUS!

We went up to Camden, which is where the movie Peyton Place was filmed way back when. It's one of the most charming towns in this area. Then we drove out to Port Clyde, where Marshall Point Light is. Parts of Forrest Gump were filmed there. The whole area is just gorgeous.

We spend today out at Ocean Point in East Boothbay - possibly my favorite place on earth. Then we went over to Hendrick's Head Beach. Today I'm posting the Camden pictures, and I'll post the Boothbay ones later in the week.

Enjoy!


Camden, Maine

Camden Harbor

RVPainter in front of one of the schooners

Different view of the harbor

Sea Roses

More harbor

shops and galleries

One of the sailing vessels you can go out on

Camden side street

Just a great little scene

RVPainter getting frisky with a moose


Belted Galloways - I think these cows are beautiful

Port Clyde


Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde

This would make a good painting

Typical Maine seacoast garden - this one at Marshall Point Light

Marshall Point is a very unique lighthouse, being out at the end of the walkway like that

Looking from the lighthouse back toward the lightkeepers' house

Buoy display inside the lighthouse museum. I love buoys :)

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    1. A harbor filled with boats is a beautiful thing

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  2. I've never seen cows with markings like that! Everything is so different when you live next to the ocean and all that water. What a beautiful area. :)

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  3. Thanks for all these inedible photos!
    Maine is such an amazing state...one I've often thought about for relocation...don't believe I knew you and RV painter lived there!

    Camden: oh, a favorite for sure.
    I'm living vicariously through you Melissa!

    Happy Travels,
    Shelley

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    1. Hi Shelley - there is nothing more beautiful than a beautiful Maine day :)

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  4. My neighbor Dottie has a house on the coast of Maine - I'll have to ask her where exactly when she comes back. She leaves for Maine around the first of May and returns to Georgia in the fall. I can see from your photos what the attraction is - just a gorgeous place.

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    1. Oh yes - let me know where. There are many lovely places along the coast. Maine summers and Georgia winters sounds good to me :)

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  5. I'm reading a book set in Camden, Maine and this sure gives me a great picture. What a beautiful setting. I was in Maine when I was in elementary school and would love to return for another visit. Thanks for the great pictures.

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    1. Glad to take you back there - it's been a lovely week.

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  6. Beautiful pictures. I love the look of Port Clyde.

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    1. It's very sweet - small and quaint. The lighthouse is just lovely, especially on such a nice day.

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  7. *sigh!* It's beautiful! And now I totally want to head up to my favorite spot - Wells! I love Maine!

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  8. Sigh. I love Maine too! We lived in York for many years, and that's where I'd like to settle again. xo

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  9. Dear Melissa, this posting of yours was quite satisfying. I've always wanted to vacation in Maine. I lived in Claremont, New Hampshire, for a year back in 1972-73, teaching at the high school there. I got down to Boston for my birthday but the farthest north I got was Dartmouth. So one of these days, I hope to see Camden and also Port Clyde. You are wetting my appetite for travel! Peace.

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