Maine Trip, Part Four: Driving Down The Coast - June 2017

We spent this day driving Highway 1 along the coast, soaking in the picturesque towns Maine is famous for.  

Leaving Mt. Desert Island...we will be back, Acadia!

Tourist trap driving from Mt. Desert to Ellsworth, where we would get on Highway 1.  

This and the next few photos are from somewhere between Ellsworth and Belfast.

Penobscot Narrows Bridge, which you'll be surprised to find out spans the Penobscot River.  Cool bridge, and tall.  

Belfast.  Chelsea's maternal grandmother's family hails from this area.  Of course we did zero research beforehand so we just wandered around town for a few
minutes and looked at the old buildings.  

As it should be everywhere, the Belfast theater featured an elephant statue on the roof.  

Ghost signage along the main thoroughfare in downtown Belfast.  

Somewhere between Belfast and Camden.

Right before you hit Camden is Camden Hills State Park, where you can drive to the top of Mt. Battie and get a great view of the town.  

Also, a great view of the not-town.  

South of Rockland we took a diversion from Highway 1 and drove out to Owl's Head Lighthouse.

Owl's Head Lighthouse.  It was a stubby little thing, but since it was on the top of a giant hill/cliff, I guess it didn't need to be any taller.  

Driving over the bridge into Wiscasset, where we spent the night.  

We drove down the peninsula to Boothbay to have dinner that night, this was en route.  

Downtown Boothbay Harbor.  

The actual Harbor.

That good light was shining through the clouds onto the houses across the harbor.  

A few phone jams...

Old truck in downtown Belfast.  Few vehicles look good in turquoise, but it works here.  

Another snap of this great old building in Belfast - they appeared to be totally rehabbing it,
which made me happy.  

Panoramic shot from Mt. Battie.  

A different angle of that good light in Boothbay Harbor.  

House in downtown Boothbay Harbor - if they're not Tar Heel fans, they should be.  

Maine has jokes.