Maine Vacation: A Relaxing Day
We didn’t eat breakfast out today, having purchased instant oatmeal in a cup and fruit last night for today’s breakfast.
Today was a relaxing day. We did very little sightseeing, visiting places less than 20 miles away from Pioneer Motel.
In the morning we drove to Ocean Point, located in the village of East Boothbay, where we went for walk alongside the ocean. The ocean view, which included Ram Island Lighthouse off in the distance, was phenomenal. As we were walking back to our car, we spotted two seals!
Leaving Ocean Point we drove into Boothbay Harbor. This was our second visit. We browsed a few shops. In one shop we purchased kaleidoscopes, one for each granddaughter. In another shop we were surprised to find a maritime history museum of sorts. The Windjammer Emporium blends a maritime history component with nautically themed merchandise.
Located along Atlantic Avenue in Boothbay Harbor is Fishermen’s Memorial.
A short distance farther along Atlantic Avenue is a giant statue of “The Old Lobster Fisherman”.
This is a GIANT statue.
I don’t know how long the Old Lobster Fisherman has stood here. My first visit to Boothbay Harbor was in 1983; he was standing there then.
We got lunch at the Subway in Boothbay and drove to a nearby park to eat.
After lunch, we returned to Pioneer Motel, where we stayed for rest of the afternoon.
Around 6:00 pm we drove to Damariscotta Mills – home of one of Maine’s oldest and most productive alewife fisheries.
Be sure to click on the link above for Damariscotta Mills to learn all about alewives and the fish ladder.
We made a return trip to Boothbay Harbor, where we ate dinner at the Harborside Tavern. Bob ordered fish and chips; I ordered a harborside burger. For seating we sat at a corner table, where we had a splendid view of the Boothbay Harbor footbridge and the water on both sides.
And, yes, I did eat all of the burger. I didn’t eat all the bread, though! The burger was delicious! We had room for dessert, too. We stopped at Wannawaf, located below the restaurant, for a small serving of ice cream in a cup, before returning to Pioneer Motel.
This blog post concludes Day 6 of our 10-day Maine vacation (June 28-July 7, 2019).
– TO BE CONTINUED –
4 Responses to “Maine Vacation: A Relaxing Day”
It’s good to have at least one quiet, relaxing day while on vacation, especially when it ends with a delicious meal and a great view.
Wow on that fish and chips dinner that Bib ordered and that burger was also imoressine, Linda.
Whoops meant impressive.
I would enjoy this day so much…your burger looks delicious. Nothing quite like a good one.