Saturday morning dawned, and it was beautiful. What to do to enjoy the gorgeous weather before two days of rain arrives? Why not head north about two and a half hours to Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
This area was settled in the mid 1600s by fishermen and farmers. The current full-time population is about 2,100 earning their living in the shipyards of Bath, fishing and tourism industries.
In the summer months, the area is flooded with tourists who want to enjoy the beautiful scenery, water-front hotels, shopping, restaurants, art, culture and historic area lighthouses.
After enjoying the gorgeous scenery, we decided lunch was in order and who could resist The Lobster Dock.
One scallop roll and an order of mussels please. And, of course, a Shock Top wheat beer would be nice too.
We had a nice ride up and back, but we certainly weren’t alone on the highway. On one stretch of Route 1 going into Wiscasset, traffic was backed up well over four miles. When we reached town, we saw the line wrapped around the corner for Red’s Eats. Maybe part of the challenge was people trying to get a lobster roll at the famous Red’s?
I decided to count state license plates and camping vehicles for one hour. We saw 22 different state plates, 112 campers of all types and a whopping 129 kayaks, boats, and surfboards.
I think it is safe to say that the tourism industry and outdoor activities are alive and well in the State of Maine. 🙂