Yesterday it rained hard all day. We only ventured outside the RV to go down to the wharf in Boothbay Harbor to get some lobster meat.
We saw this outside one of the hotels.
I had read that is was more cost effective to buy already cooked and packed meat rather that live lobsters by the pound and then throw away all that shell so we headed down to Atlantic Edge Lobster Inc at the docks.
This boat came in and immediately had, what I guess are, wildlife officials checking the size of the lobsters that they caught.
We bought some scallops ($15) and 1 pound of lobster meat for $30. Live lobster is about $6 for a one pound one. It didn't look like much but the package is fairly thick. We will see how long it lasts.
Today it rained all day again. Sometimes hard, sometimes just a drizzle. We decided to head out anyway so we packed our rain gear and drove to some lighthouses. We got lucky and most of the time when we were stopped the rain was very light.
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At times during the drive we wondered if we were crazy because there were some heavy downpours.
First up was Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. It is out at the end of a narrow, almost mile long, breakwater. You can barely see the lighthouse at the end, below.
The top of the breakwater is made up of huge stones all carved to give a relatively flat surface. There are some large gaps though and with the rain it was a bit slippery so we had to concentrate when walking.
Getting closer but still a long way off.
Once we got to the end there is a floating dock off to the side where you can get pictures. The lighthouse itself is open on weekends.
The view from the deck back to shore.
Heading out to sea.
Next up was Owl’s Head Lighthouse. It was just across the bay from the breakwater.
The lighthouse itself was open with some volunteers there to answer questions.
One of the sailing ship excursions coming out of Rockland.
We stopped for a look at this small harbour. It seemed that everyone was home today.
Our final stop was Marshall Point Lighthouse.
When we got there, it seemed familiar for some reason. Inside the museum I learned why. In the movie Forest Gump, this was where he ended the eastern part of his run across the country, turned around and ran back.
The displays inside the museum were quite interesting. This one showed the colours used by the local lobstermen to identify the buoys on their traps. Each person’s is unique. The ones on the side rack were for those that had died.
We were going to go to another lighthouse but by now it was about 4pm and it was an hour drive back home so we left it for another day.