September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013 Day 118  Penobscot Bay
Trident Yacht Basin
Rockland, Maine

The Camden harbor
Pretty waterfall going into the harbor
We had a very pleasant day touring Camden and Rockport. Both are just north of Rockland and are delightful little towns with charming harbors.  We had lunch in Camden at Cappy’s, a popular restaurant on the waterfront. Joyce had a lobster roll (what else?) and clam chowder and Bill enjoyed his chowder and fish and chips!  Everything is certainly fresh here!  We went through many of the small shops and enjoyed browsing.  Many of the shops feature products and handcrafted items made in Maine.  Joyce spotted a hair salon on a side street and was thrilled that she could get her hair cut thirty minutes later! She is very happy now!
Cashmere Goat - a yarn shop near the water
We stopped in Rockport on the way back and walked around the harbor there.  Again, many boats are being pulled out for the winter.  We enjoyed seeing the old lime kilns there dating back to the 19th century.  They melted down the limestone and put it in kegs and shipped them by schooners.

Lovely view from a wooden bridge
leading to a hotel in Camden
Rockport Harbor
One of the old lime kiln furnaces in Rockport

We returned to Rockland and stopped by to see Ron and Lisa at their marina for a quick visit.

We decided to have pizza on the boat and get things ready to leave tomorrow morning. We have enjoyed our three day stay here in Rockland.  The staff at our marina, Trident Yacht Basin has been fantastic! 

Tomorrow's destination: Boothbay, ME