Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

We spent some time walking around Belfast, ME.

It has a harbor in a bay much like all the other...

Interesting whirlygig. The sails move from side-to-side as it turns.

Not too many old Main Street shoe stores left, let alone one...



Leaving Belfast we cross the Passagassawakeag River. Try saying that with a...

Marsh River near the Fort Knox State Historic Site.


Beautiful bridge over the Marsh River.

Two columns hold cables that support the center of the bridge with...

Our dinner stop.

They all looked good and we could hear each one telling us...

Here the victim is being shown for approval and weighed.

Our dinner was boiled in one of these 6 wood-fired kettles.

Here's our dinner ready to eat. We already had our chowder.

He put up a good fight but we won.

(Ron Writing) This morning we continued our tour of the Maine coast heading north on US-1. The highway runs right along the coast through many small towns. Many of these towns cater to tourists with, seemingly every-other house being an “Inn”. These are mostly very old and very elegant homes that have been converted to inns. It’s a very scenic drive and is marked as such on the AAA map. At Ellsworth, ME we headed south on ME-3 to Desert Island. Desert Island is the third largest US island off the coast of the lower 48 states and most of it is occupied by Acadia National Park.

Just before crossing the bridge to the island we stopped for dinner at Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. Anywhere else this might be called a “lobster shack” but in this area it’s referred to as a “pound” and it’s not real clear why. This is the type of restaurant where local folks often go to get very good, very fresh, lobster for a very reasonable price. Everything is ala carte off the sign-board, a live lobster is selected from the big ice chest in the restaurant, weighed, put in a net bag, and taken out to one of the six big wood-fired kettles to be boiled. A few minutes later they bring you a delicious lobster in a roasting pan. We also had a bowl of “chowdah” to go with our “lobstah”. Both were excellent – may have to stop there again before we leave this area.

After dinner we drove in to Acadia NP and found a campsite at the Seawall Campground ($20, no hookups, water & dump station available).

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