Breaktime in Belfast
Trip Start Jun 16, 2012
26Trip End Jun 23, 2012
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I rolled into Belfast, ME about 1:30 PM. I could tell right away that I was near the ocean...the town had that feeling, that feeling you get when you know there is big water nearby but you can't see it just yet. Maybe it is the way towns and cities on the water are laid out, sprawled only in one direction, or maybe it is the smell, I don't know, but I can always tell when I am in a town or city near a river, lake or ocean vs one that isn't.
The town looked exactly like I expected a New England harbor town to look
I parked and grabbed the camera, snapping a few shots before I sat down with some water to recharge a bit. It was a little windy and the water was a little choppy. I sat in the sun for about 20 minutes, enjoying the view and the smell of the water, then decided it was time for lunch. I rode back along Front Street, wondering if all towns on the water call the road along the water "Front Street" until I found a small bar called the Lookout. It was right out of a postcard, sitting there next to an actual boatyard where guys were repairing boats. I went in, sat at the bar, and ordered the "Lookout Burger" and something to drink.
Feeling good after lunch and wanting to get going, I got back on the bike and headed out of Belfast to US-1 for the ride up the coast to Calais.