Giant Boot, Lobster Rolls, Cool Bridge, and an Inn
Trip Start Jul 29, 2009
11Trip End Aug 08, 2009
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Where I stayed
Oceanside Meadows Inn
We took a picture of the big boot outside of the store, but Sarah had to be the comedienne. She caused several of the other tourists there to snap her picture because of her creative pose.
It was getting to be lunch time and we were headed to Wiscasset, ME to Red's Eats for our first taste of Maine lobster
Matt was interested in seeing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. We were all impressed by this one. I later learned that we should have turned around and looked at the rocks for a natural seam in the cliff that looks like a human footprint.
The scenery continued to soften into deep forests and coastline as we approached our B&B. The weather was quite misty and foggy. The manager at the Inn gave us an overview of the property and local haunts and was not optomistic about the weather...they had been having a very uncooperative summer weather wise.
We headed out to explore the grounds and take a quick little hike on the salamander trail. It didn't take us very long to realize that we neglected to load up on insect repellant and rushed back for a good spray...then we took the walk. It was soggy and not much to see. I took some pictures of wildflowers along the way, but did not see a single salamander. There was another trail, going back to the salt marsh, but we never made the time to go and see what was back there (probably that moose that I never got to see).
We decided to go for a drive over to the Schoodic Pennisula section of Acadia National Park. It was very foggy and drizzling rain. It was also quite chilly...remember we have been in Texas for a long time and our blood has thinned. Any temp under 60 degrees is chilly to us!
Our dinner destination was the Fisherman's Inn at Winter Harbor. It could have been the weather that influenced our decision, but here we ate the best clam chowder and lobster bisque on the trip! The girls split a full order of fried clams (with the bellies), Matt had a haddock special, and I had the lobster bisque and an order of very thin, crispy onion rings. The meal was delicious and we planned on coming back to this restaurant later in the trip.