Camden to Portland, Marine – Day 69

We got up early in Camden, Maine and went for a walk before heading for Portland, Maine.

Early in Camden, Maine Harbor

Early in Camden, Maine Harbor. This is the outer bay at Camden at low tide early in the morning.

As we walked in Camden we again saw one lovely home after another.

As we walked in Camden we again saw one lovely home after another.

Early morning sun on the Camden harbor as we prepare to leave for Portland, Maine.

Early morning sun on the Camden harbor as we prepare to leave for Portland, Maine.

Leaving Camden, Maine on a clear and lovely morning at the end of July. No fog!

Lovely sail boat outside Camden, Maine.

Lovely sailboat outside Camden, Maine.

Heading toward the islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven in West Penobscot Bay close to Camden, Maine. A gorgeous day.

We certainly are seeing all kinds and sizes of sailboats in this area...this one with light brown sails.

We certainly are seeing all kinds and sizes of sailboats in this area…this one with light brown sails.

As we entered The Fox Island Thoroughfare, a narrow channel between North Haven Island and Vinalhaven Island we began to see lovely homes along both shorelines. What a peaceful place!

As we entered The Fox Island Thoroughfare, a narrow channel between North Haven Island and Vinalhaven Island we began to see lovely homes along both shorelines. What a peaceful place!

Another great home and view.

Another great home and view.

And another in The Fox Island Thoroughfare.

And another in The Fox Island Thoroughfare.

Each view that came into sight seemed to trump the last one, if that were possible.

Each view that came into sight seemed to trump the last one, if that were possible.

As we traveled through The Fox Island Thoroughfare cut this picture almost better than any other captures the beauty of the day and the place, lobster buoys and all.

As we traveled through The Fox Island Thoroughfare cut this picture almost better than any other captures the beauty of the day and the place, lobster buoys and all.

Enjoy the stunning coast of Maine with us.

Enjoy the stunning coast of Maine with us.

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And More…

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And more…

And more...

And more…

And more...

And more…

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As we approached North Haven Harbor Cari started talking about getting off the boat and walking through the quaint town.

As we approached North Haven Harbor Cari started talking about getting off the boat and walking through the quaint town.

At this point Cari started talking about buying a second home here! Do you think this place has charm?!

At this point Cari started talking about buying a second home here! Do you think this place has charm?!

An enchanting yet typical boat house at the water with a lovely home higher on the hill.

An enchanting yet typical boat house at the water with a lovely home higher on the hill.

Goose Rocks Lighthouse in Fox Islands Thoroughfare.

Goose Rocks Lighthouse in Fox Islands Thoroughfare.

Looking across a shallow point toward a partially cleared hillside in the distance.

Looking across a shallow point toward a partially cleared hillside in the distance.

Another magnificent lighthouse in East Penobscot Bay, along the Maine coast.

East Penobscot Bay lighthouse.

East Penobscot Bay lighthouse.

Heading into Hurricane Sound along the  west shore of Vinalhaven Island in and among the very small islands.

Heading into Hurricane Sound along the west shore of Vinalhaven Island in and among the very small islands.

At the head of Hurricane Sound, a tranquil but lobster buoy-covered stretch of water.

Heading for the cut between Leadbetter Island and a finger of Vinalhaven Island, Maine.

Heading for the cut between Leadbetter Island and a finger of Vinalhaven Island, Maine.

A commercial boat and we passed in the narrow cut. No problem, just beautiful.

A commercial boat and we passed in the narrow cut. No problem, just beautiful.

Once we had completed the trip around North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands I set a course toward the southwest aling the coast of Maine as we headed about 70 more miles to the major city of Portland, Maine. Here we are passing a tugboat, one of only a few boats we saw along the way other than many lobster boats all along the way working there traps.

Once we had completed the trip around North Haven and Vinalhaven Islands I set a course toward the southwest along the coast of Maine as we headed about 70 more miles to the major city of Portland, Maine. Here we are passing a tugboat, one of only a few boats we saw along the way other than many lobster boats all along the way working there traps.

The famous Halfway Rock Lighthouse about 10 miles before we entered the Portland, Maine Harbor.

A friendly sailboat watching the Halfway Rock Lighthouse with us.

A friendly sailboat watching the Halfway Rock Lighthouse with us.

As you enter the Portland, Maine harbor you do so typically from the south. This is the Ram Island Lighthouse sitting just to the east of the harbor entrance.

As you enter the Portland, Maine harbor you do so typically from the south. This is the Ram Island Lighthouse sitting just to the east of the harbor entrance.

As we headed north up the narrow passage leading into Portland's inner harbor we came up to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse on our port side. After passing this lighthouse we turned to port and into the inner harbor along with other boats shown in this picture.

As we headed north up the narrow passage leading into Portland’s inner harbor we came up to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse on our port side. After passing this lighthouse we turned to port and into the inner harbor along with other boats shown in this picture.

The Portland, Maine waterfront seen here as we entered the inner harbor.

The Portland, Maine waterfront seen here as we entered the inner harbor.

We had made reservations to dock at the DiMillos Marina in downtown Portland, a very fine facility. Here is the iboats.com boat at dock along with a number of other boats and motor yachts.

We had made reservations to dock at the DiMillos Marina in downtown Portland, a very fine facility. Here is the iboats.com boat at dock along with a number of other boats and motor yachts.

A fun harbor in Portland, Maine.

A walk along the waterfront shows that Portland, Maine is a fun, alive place to be in the summertime.

Downtown Portland, Maine with cobblestone streets and fun shops and restaurants.

Downtown Portland, Maine with cobblestone streets and fun shops and restaurants.

Downtown Portland, Maine.

Downtown Portland, Maine.

More of downtown Portland.

More of downtown Portland.

The city has several long fingers of land sticking out into the harbor with condos and everything to do with boating all around.

The city has several long fingers of land sticking out into the harbor with condos and everything to do with boating all around.

 A great boat (in the middle!) and a tired crew get ready for bed aboard the iboats.com boat. We will have a relaxing day tomorrow with morning church. Till tomorrow to all.

A great boat (in the middle!) and a tired crew get ready for bed aboard the iboats.com boat. We will have a relaxing day tomorrow with morning church. Till tomorrow to all.


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