Thursday, August 28, 2008

Boothbay Harbor - On the Way Home

Although the sky was clear with full sun, there wasn't much wind so we motored to Boothbay. I had called ahead last week to reserve a mooring for the Labor Day weekend and when we arrived, the harbormaster said he was booked solid. Traditionally, the summer season ends in Maine on Labor Day so we expect a great exodus. In fact, there was a steady stream of boats headed south with us today with some going to Boothbay and others for points further south. However, it's still very warm, we're wearing knit shirts still as we walked along the town.
Boothbay is full of shops, much more so than Rockland. The main focus here is on the tourists although there's still lots of lobster pots to avoid on the way in and out! We ate at Kaler's again which offers good food at reasonable prices, we had fried clams - pretty good but not as good as Lenny's. After that it was off to the lawn of the town library to listen to the local band. The best that can be said is that there were enthusiastic. We'll explore the area for the next few days and pick a weather window for our trip south. Boothbay is big enough to occupy us for several days!