August 9, 2019 Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor, ME


Well, my IT guy, Ken, worked his magic for the last 3 days and my blog seems to be fixed.  He did this all while on vacation in Ireland himself.  Thanks, Ken!  It was a sunny, 75 degree morning and we were so glad to see the sun after yesterday's rain. Our trip today is 109 miles along the coast.  We had to time our departure around the arrival of the shuttle buses because to hook the truck to the trailer, we would block the road into and out of the campground. Then we would have 30 minutes before the next shuttles arrive. We waited for the 2 shuttles to arrive at 10:10.   Then we waited for both shuttles to leave, hooked up the truck, and pulled out.  After a quick stop at the dump station to empty our tanks, we were on the road at 10:40.  (We had the campground come with the mobile pump-out machine on Wednesday to empty our tanks for $12 because the gauges said they were 3/4 full. Darn gauges never work right, but it was better to be safe than sorry.)  Leaving the area, incoming traffic was already getting heavy for the weekend. 

 We were taking scenic Highway 1, the Atlantic Highway, along the coast. We crossed the Passagossawakeag River.  This gorgeous bridge was a new, two-lane bridge crossing the Penobscot River.

There was an elevator to the top of the bridge and an observatory area, over 400 ft. high, above the river.  You can see the windows at the top.

From the bridge, we could see Fort Knox where you can access the observatory.

Unfortunately, our drive took us through some bigger towns with more congestion, but we saw some amazing old homes all with carriage houses attached.  These were the homes of shipbuilding and lumbering barons of the area.  These weren't even the gorgeous ones.

Going this way, took us a little longer, but the views of the harbors and the ocean were awesome.  It was a beautiful drive.

We saw some new places and more opportunities to visit on our next trip to the area.  We turned south just before Wiscasset and drove the 8 miles to our destination, Shore HIlls Campground and RV Park.  

We were assigned site #34, a wooded site with a platform deck area and some woodsy smells for Auggie. 

We settled into our site and relaxed with a cocktail.  This is a picture of the water's edge in the campground when the tide was out.

This camper had collected floats of all colors and hung them from this post.  They were very decorative.

We got caught up on our emails, made a few phone calls, and made plans for our visit here.  After dinner, Auggie and I took our walk to check out the campground.  We walked back down to the water's edge to see how the tide had come in.  The campsites along the water are very nice and had a beautiful view of the water.  

We watched some TV and had a restful evening.


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