Palm Trees in southern Florida

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Belfast Maine

We've been up this way for a while now parked on a friends place not too far from Belfast. It's a really pleasant part of the world!

Parked at a friends for the summer

Dirt roads, tar roads, dirt to tar to dirt roads. Trees, lots & lots of trees of all types. A very green land. Farms, dairies, farmers markets & homesteads.  

Book stores, used book stores all over the place! 
I've been places where there are no book stores & that's not here!

The road to our friend's house

There were several farmers markets

I have never seen such a small place with so much to do every day,  the local free papers had numerous activities listed for every day during the summer.

The harbor. Just a beautiful place full of sailboats, I don't remember ever seeing this many twin masted sailboats in one place before. 

Floating docks
Boats tied off to buoys in the harbor

A lot of sail boats

There is a walkway along the shore and there is a foot bridge over the bay that used to be a train track. 

The foot bridge ran where the RR tracks used to be

The foot bridge can open for boats

The ship yard tour was a good one.
We went inside the huge boat shops too.

There is a thriving downtown with book shops, bike shops, art shops, bakery & places to eat.

There were several streets and they were all active

And the lobsters! Can't forget the lobsters...

Right on the water

Good eats here!

At the grocery store ...
this was the day after the prices went up

Our dinner one night, $18 & they were steamed
before we took them home
At home, ready to be cleaned & eaten

We ate them on a lobster roll. 

I didn't know what a lobster roll was until we stopped at a roadside stand. Lobster meat on a hot dog bun with melted butter.  Spendy but good!

We also had a boiled lobster dinner for two at a seaside restaurant near Rockland.


  1. How lucky to have a friend's place to park your rig at. Never been to Maine but from your pictures it looks quite beautiful.

    The lobster looks absolutely delicious! It has been at least a decade since I was fortunate enough to eat some :(

    1. We hadn't plan to stay that long, it just worked out like that.
      Maine turned out to be a huge surprise in how the place "felt".
      I don't recall ever having lobster before...

  2. Yum, lobster! I'm not a big fish eater but we've had some really good seafood when we were in that part of the world.

    Everyone that stays in the west all of the time is missing out on a lot of beautiful scenery and historic sites. I can understand why they don't come east though. It's so much more crowded and expensive. Looks like you have a great spot to stay. Enjoy the rest of your visit!

    1. I have to agree with all you had to say about the east, lot's to see & spendy!
      I was really impressed with Maine, both the people & the country and the salt water areas. It's a place I could have seen myself living back in the day (instead of Minnesota).

    2. Hope you are still in Maine now that the leaves are turning. Take a trip up to Rangeley in the western mountains for a real color spectacular.
      the Ol'Buzzard

    3. We left last Thurs (4th), took Hwy 2 into Vermont and spent a few days parked in a ski resort parking lot.
      The leaves were great!
      I really enjoyed Maine, I'm sorry I didn't discover it 25 years ago (when we moved to Minnesota). The northern lights are good but the Maine coast can't be beat!