Belfast and Camden and Lighthouse

Our destination for Wednesday were the two harbor towns of Belfast and Camden.  We set out for breakfast at Darby’s on High Street in Belfast since it was good our last trip.  But then we discovered that not many people eat or cook breakfast here on a Wednesday (only weekends) so we had to “adjust” our thinking.  A quick snack then lunch at Darby’s later in the day.  We then walked down to the harbor and caught a lobster boat coming in.  It is a clean town and has a small park right on the water’s edge for enjoying the sunshine. Belfast has many people here who enjoy a lifestyle of organic food and vegetarian meals so had a hard time finding meat for us Texans who are used to more hearty fare!  But we enjoy this town as they have turned the area into a Museum of the Streets which makes it interesting to visit.  Here is an antique bicycle art spot.  The first church in Belfast was built in 1796 and is a beautiful building.

Next we drove down to Camden, ME.  This is very pretty coastal town with a great harbor for sailboats and lots of unique shops, inns, hotels, and dining.  They have a great place to sit on their harbor and just watch the world go by!  The gardens that were originally designed by the famous Olmstead Brothers in the early 1930s have been redesigned and updated in 1994 by the Town of Camden.  Many of these places are on the National Historic Register.  Kelly and I walked up to browse in a couple shops and the Leader stayed down on the dock to take pictures and let the Basenji girls get some fresh air. Kelly even found a place to get a piece of famous Maine blueberry pie to go. Most places run out at lunch but usually have more by dinner. Could spend days here but we wanted to go on down the road to catch a lighthouse before it was too late.

We drove down to the Marshall Point Lighthouse and discovered after we arrived that it is the same lighthouse used in the 1994 film “Forrest Gump” with Tom Hanks.  This is the spot where Forrest ran to the end of the east coast then turned around and ran back across the US. They have a great little musuem here cared for by local sponsors and tells lots of history of the area.  Isn’t this pretty shot?  After this we left and drove back to Lincolnville to eat a lobster dinner at the Lobster Pound on Penobscot Bay.  Our cute little waitress was glad to discover we were Texans as she has a boyfriend in Farmersville that she was going to go visit the next day who is an Aggie like the Leader so had lots to share.  Interestingly enough many places here begin to close for the season after Labor Day so finding places to dine is sometimes a challenge.  Another long day and tired by the time we got home.

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