Change of state again and now we move into Maine. Seaside villages backed by thick pine forests line the dramatic coastline. We drove into Boothbay Harbour and could remember some of it from our last visit about 15 years ago. Boothbay Harbour is an extremely popular tourist resort. The setting is indeed pictureseque. Overlooking a pretty waterfront victorian houses line the streets and a wooden footbridge crosses the harbour. We wandered the streets checking out the small gift shops and had our first sample of New England seafood with a crab wrap and lobstr roll washed down with 2 beers sitting in the afternoon sun.
After 2 nights we moved up to Camden, again a place we visited before. Camden is a picture perfect harbour and one of the prettiest in the state. We stayed in Camden Hills state park and took advantage of one of its 30 miles of trails and climbed up 1450 ft to an ocean lookout with fantastic panoramic views over Camden and its surrounds. We are really pleased with our new bike rack which means that we do not have to keep putting the bikes in and out of the camper. The whole thing is made to swing out to the right hence it's rather strange name of 'Swing Daddy' and we can open the back door without having to take the bikes off the rack..it's worth it's weight in gold for the time and effort it saves us.