Friday, September 12, 2014
Naples, Maine to Freeport, Maine
Walking on the nice , new sidewalk to the bridge offers views of private boat traffic traveling between Long Lake and Brandy Pond. Many pontoon boats indicate how locals value a quiet ride on the lake.
Captain Jack's is a Florida Keys style open deck restaurant at the Marina. From your table, there is a great view of Brandy Pond, the marina and the new Naples bridge.
There are some serious private boats here, capable of leisurely travel on the river or fast, all day travel on Sebago Lake.
Jan is remembering 1969 and a ride on an airplane just like this one, from this very spot. We shared the ride with friends Peter and Jeannie.
Jan said "no way" to a repeat ride. Huh??
This was a warm weekend in September, so sitting on the beach as the moon came up over the lake was a good option.
Another good stop, just a little north of Portland, Maine is Freeport, Maine. To most people, Freeport, Maine means the LL Bean store and other outlet stores in a picturesque town.
But, Freeport is also on Casco Bay with lots of good ocean views.
Don't tell too many people, but one of the nicest campgrounds around is Winslow Park , a town park, where the Harraseeket River empties into Casco Bay. With some 90 acres, the Harb family donated this estate to the town back in the 1950's . There are no hookups. Some seasonal campers are located in large sites back from the water. But all of the water sites are reserved for visitors with a maximum 2 week limit.
This is a typical water site and many were available when we visited this year.
There are a few trails around the large park. Many great views like this one. It seems there are always sailboats, kayaks, and small fishing boats out inn the bay.
One of the views is over to Freeport Marina.
The view from inside Lady Blue is so great that we have to add another day! Oh the decisions when your are fulltiming.