Monday, November 22, 2010

A Summer Place

One of our greatest joys of this life is the freedom to walk along the beach, smell the salt breeze, and listen to the waves as they roll ashore.  We are fortunate indeed to have a nice quiet RV site nestled under the trees within a short walk to the beach along the Penobscot Bay in Maine.

Our Summer Place

The Belfast City Park is just “down the street” from my brother’s house.  The park occupies 15 acres right on the shores of Penobscot Bay.  The park offers lighted tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, picnic areas, a baseball field, basketball courts, horseshoe pits and a playground.  But our main attraction is the access to the beach.

Beach At City ParkLooking North Toward BelfastLooking South Toward Northport

One of my warmest memories has been looking out across the bay and seeing monument light standing firm announcing the entrance to Belfast Harbor.  There’s security in seeing that monument ever present on duty.

Monument Light

Belfast was once home to several manufacturing plants which actually polluted the harbor.  During the 60’s efforts began to “clean up” the waterfront and today it’s a beautiful shoreline with docks, parks, and walkways provided for recreational use.

Belfast WaterfrontA New Park Where A Poultry Plant Used To StandA View From One Of The Walkways

Being that we have family in Maine and New Hampshire, we’ll be spending time in Belfast each year.  Here are a couple of parting shorts of the Harbor.

Belfast HarborBelfast Harbor

Penobscot Bay conjures up many fond memories of family outings; clam bakes, cruising, fishing, parties, etc., etc..  The rugged Maine Coast has a lot of beautiful little cities, towns, and harbors, but Belfast will always remain on the top of my list since it is “home sweet home”.  So, needless to say, we look forward to our return to Maine this coming July.  

Well, thar ya go!  Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the Maine teaser, Darrell...really enjoyed seeing it through your eyes.