Camden, Maine Restaurants

During our trip, we spent two nights, and had two dinners in Camden Maine: Natalie’s One the first night, we ate at a place we have been to multiple times– Natalie’s. We were too lobstered out from Red’s (not to speak of 1.5 weeks of lobster lunches and dinners in Nova Scotia) to partake in [Read more …]

Up (and Down) the Downeast Coast to Camden, Maine


After deciding to pass on the tempting exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, it was time to leave Portland Maine. We followed the route we had taken many times before when we lived in Boston. And, since things change slowly on the Maine coast, we did most of the same things we have done [Read more …]

A Night in Portland, Maine


Our ferry from Yarmouth Nova Scotia to Portland Maine arrived as scheduled at 6:30 PM. After disembarking and going through immigration and customs (our Global Entry Passes aren’t applicable for travel from Canada but we were at the front of the line and got through quicky), we decided to explore one of the hot, newer [Read more …]

Yarmouth Nova Scotia to Portland Maine Ferry


Rather than drive back from Nova Scotia to New England, we travelled from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Portland, Maine via the NovaStar ferry, a lo-o-o-ng (10 hour) sea journey. While many people use the ferry to transport their cars, as well as themselves, we left one rental car in Yarmouth and picked up another (at [Read more …]

A Day in Camden/Rockport/Rockland

Appledore at dock

We spend two nights and one full day in the lovely three-city area, taking in as many of the area’s attractions and restaurants as we could in the time we had available.   Appledore Day Cruise We began our day in Camden by doing something we hadn’t done for more than 20 years–join a Windjammer [Read more …]

Interesting Stops Between Portland and Camden Maine

Bailey Island-harbor-vg

We left Portland early and made a short, mandatory, but generally perfunctory stop at LL Bean and a couple other Freeport outlet stores. Then on to a couple more interesting stops.   Bailey Island We had planned a walk along one of the most scenic areas of the lower Maine coast (Pemaquid Point) and either [Read more …]

Portland Update–2013

Since we got off to a late start, we spend the first night in Portland. Hardly a hardship, since we enjoy the city and have always had good meals at the perpetually popular Fore Street. The treat of the evening, however, was a new discovery; Gingko Blue Jazz and Blues Club.   [Read more …]

Mount Desert Island Restaurants


Joyce and I, as discussed in our Mount Desert Island Top Ten List blog, enjoyed another fantastic time on Downeast Maine’s Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. But now trip, regardless of how beautiful or how much fun, is complete without restaurants. Unfortunately, Maine’s restaurant pickings get slimmer and slimmer the farther downeast you [Read more …]

Our Top Ten List for Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park


This is truly God’s Country. Joyce and I have spent a lot of time on Mount Desert (including a month back in the 1980s) and plan to spend at least another month on the island in a few years. But until then, we can only enjoy a few snippets of time. Our ten favorite things [Read more …]

A Brief, Reminiscent Spin through Southern Maine: Kennebunkport and Wells


After leaving Portland, toward our Boston July 4 rendezvous with friends, we took a very quick, painfully brief, reminiscent spin through a couple of our favorite Southern Maine towns. Our first “stop” was a drive (with about our only stops being for traffic) through one of the prettiest towns in Southern Maine—Kennebunkport. Although Kennebunkport is [Read more …]