We are posting two entries today in order to include the pictures from our Pemaquid trip on Monday, so be sure to scroll down to that entry.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and yesterday was the last day of the 2010 Maine Event. We decided to end it with a grand finale; that is, a Cap’n Fish’s Special Tour out of Boothbay Harbor.
The Pink Lady was waiting for us at Pier 7 and we began boarding at 9:30.
Ironically our Captain was quite young and his name is Young.
We departed Boothbay Harbor at ten hundred hours sharp. Spruce Point marks the eastern point of Boothbay Harbor.
We played tag with this sailboat as we rounded Ram Island.
Along the way we saw a couple of Osprey nests as well as seals lounging around on Hypocrite Islands.
Then we made our way into Christmas Cove where another pair of ospreys make their home. The tower in the background was used during World War II.
The last leg of our tour passed by Damariscotta River and Ocean Harbor.
Burnt Island Lighthouse marks our way back into Boothbay Harbor along the western shoreline. The light is automated today but, it is a state historical site with the lighthouse tender’s boathouse and boat on display.
Once back on dry land it was time to forage up some food and we found another great seafood meal awaiting us at McSeagulls Restaurant. After chowing down we spend some time checking out a few of the cute little shops that make up downtown Boothbay Harbor.
What a great week it has been. We’ve enjoyed the company of wonderful people, eaten all of Maine’s seafood (sorry folks), drank a few margaritas, told many a story, and laughed a lot. The weather has been superb and our accommodations more than adequate. We are truly blessed people in deed.