Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Castine, Maine


I know this seems hard to believe, but we walked into another storybook town here in Castine, Maine. The old homes are beautifully maintained and surrounded by huge elm trees and sloping lawns. Castine is also home to the Maine Maritime Academy and we saw cadets everywhere; even practicing docking their launches at the town landing. 

We walked about a mile out to Dice Head Light, which we had sailed by on our way in. There is a trail down to the rocky shore below the lighthouse where we were able to look out across the Bagaduce River towards our anchorage near Holbrook Island.

On our way back into town we stopped and read every one of the many historical signs. Castine was the site of many important events between the French, English, and Colonials in the 1600s and 1700s.
Castine has its share of gorgeous shingled summer "cottages" like this one, which also has a windmill!
After delicious Rueben sandwiches at Markel's Bakehouse, we walked out to an organic grocery store where we purchased some local tomatoes and lettuce. The sunflowers along the roadside took our minds off the long walk back.
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