Visit to Castine, Maine
Posted on October 13, 2014
Hanging out in Harpswell for a week went by quickly and soon it was time to move up the coast to Castine, formerly the southernmost outpost of French expansion. We found a comfortable old fashioned “cottage” with roots to the 19th century as our home for a few days.
From our top floor window we could see the waters of Penobscot Bay.
We enjoyed breakfast each morning served at “our” table, the one with the checkered tablecloth.
If we had had more time we could have hung out in the parlor, reading books in front of a huge open fireplace, or listening to other guests playing on the grand piano.
But we had other things to do and explore. A short walk down the road took us to Dice Head lighthouse situated by a rocky cliff.
We were intrigued by where a nearby narrow path might lead us, so we took it, despite the warning sign.
We descended almost to the water’s dangerous edge, below the lighthouse.
Autumn colors were already beginning to show as we walked the trail.
Downtown Castine is home of the Maine Maritime Academy. Eva thrilled to see so many handsome young cadets in uniform.
What could be better than to find a nice place for lunch right on the water where we could watch harbor traffic come and go, and watch the future sailors practice maneuvers in water craft.
Now we leave Castine for Stonington on Deer Isle and on to Acadia National Park, the second most visited park in the United States.