MAINE COURSE, DAY 2: Lewiston, ME, to Ellsworth, ME
After planning a few letterboxing stops and booking a room for tonight near Bar Harbor, we set out from our hotel in Lewiston around 10:00, in search of a series of boxes planted at obscure, overgrown little cemeteries in the area. Of the first three we visited, only one had any spot remotely nearby to pull the car off the road. And all were knee-deep—or taller—with tick-filled grass. Once the third attempt certified the pattern, we abandoned this series and moved on to some other boxes, as there are plenty in the area.
|Weathering has erased the names from most of the headstones in this small cemetery.|
|Boothbay Harbor Footbridge|
From Boothbay Harbor, we returned to US-1 and drove north, our sights aimed at Ellsworth, where we would spend the night. As we were driving through Rockland, we paused to check out a couple of windjammers moored near the Rockland Ferry Terminal. Victory Chimes was built in 1900 in Delaware and spent her first 45 years hauling cargo around Chesapeake Bay before being transformed into a passenger ship.
|Schooners in Rockland|
Continuing northward, we began to experience a bit of déjà vu, having traveled this same route five years ago. We were delighted to see that an old Searsport inn we remembered as abandoned and overgrown today was buzzing with staff and guests.
|Captain A. V. Nickels Inn in 2010 (L) and today (R)|
|Penobscot Narrows Bridge|
- Mileage - 183 (Trip total: 1,268)
- Weather - 57° to 81°, sunny
- Letterboxes - 4
FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2015