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  •  A Trip Down East


    The coast of Maine is a beautiful area, and we've been visiting it for many years. These photos are from our trip in August of 2004 to the Camden-Thomaston area. While there we attended the Union Fair, a great little local fair in the old tradition...and with some absolutely delicious blueberry pie!

    For pictures and comments of all the campgrounds we visited, click on "Campground Reviews" in Top Menu or on the links in the journal.

    PDR 0797  A great place for a lobster roll is Harraseeket Lobster House at the Freeport Town Dock. Sate the belly and the eyes at the same time.
     The view of Camden Harbor from atop Mt Battie at Camden Hills State Park. PDR 0802 
     PDR 0832 Another view of Camden Harbor.
     We had a great time at the Union Fair. It's the kind of fair that's up close and personal. Horse-pulling, livestock displays, harness racing, homemade blueberry pie, and local talent, including this fellow playing a saw. PDR 0820 
     PDR 0835  Belted Galloway cows at Ardmere Farm in Rockport.
     No trip to Maine would be complete without some lobsters. We bought these in Rockland and brought them back to our Camden Hills SP campsite to cook. Hmmm-good! PDR 0844 
    PDR 0867  Our campsite at Lobster Buoy Campsites in South Thomaston. This is a great little old-fashioned CG run by the daughter and widow of the fellow who started it years ago. Every evening they sell fresh homemade slices of pie. 
    The view from our site at Lobster Buoy Campsites.  PDR 0897 
    PDR 0899  A little cottage next to the campground. Can't you imagine spending the summer there? 
     Flowers at Batty Farm. PDR 0901 
     PDR 0912  Site # 168 at Recompence Shores Campground in Freeport.