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It was another nice day, a bit cool with a bit of sun. We got packed up early and did the quick 1 1/2 hour drive up to our new campground near Boothbay. We wanted to arrive early so that we could use the rest of the day to look around as the forecast for the next few days is mostly rain.
Here we are at Shore Hills Campground. Its kind of expensive but we have full hookups and Jennie has her TV back. It is not busy here which is good because this area is known to be a real zoo in the summer.
We decided to do a few short hikes. I had read in a blog that a land trust in the area had been given many small parcels of land and had built hiking trails on them. It turns out that the views were not exactly awe inspiring but they made a nice walk in the woods.
The first was called Porter Preserve and it was out at the end of an island in one of the large bays.
The trail was only about a 1 km loop with a bunch of short offshoots to some lookouts. It was a bit soggy in places. It was also kind of buggy so the head net came out.
We came across this interesting rock wall that went on for quite a ways.
Our first view of a small fishing wharf.
Jennie is always looking for interesting rocks.
If it wasn’t for the seaweed
I could easily have imagined us being in Northern Ontario.
The next trails was call the Ovens Mouth Preserve. A 2 km loop around another point but this time surrounded by a river.
The opposite point Jennie is looking at also had some trails that you could get to via this bridge.
Jennie stood up on the railing so we could see her.
A few nice flowers at the trailside.
We happened to pause at this spot.
and saw a geocache in the log.
We still had some time and weren’t tired so we decided to wander into Boothbay Harbor, which is the local tourist Mecca.
We saw this long building right down by the waterfront in the middle of all the shops and restaurants.
It was a bowling alley. It seemed like someone would have converted it by now.
Jennie went into this shop that had all kinds of weird and wonderful things.
An interesting restaurant.
The view out to sea and a lighthouse far off in the distance.
By now it was about 5. We had looked at some of the menus but everything was pretty pricey so we headed back to the RV.
As I said the forecast looks kind of ugly for the next few days so we may not do anything tomorrow.