Sunday, September 23, 2018

Winslow Park, Freeport, Maine and Schoodic Peninsula,Acadia National Park, Maine

Well----once again there is a long space between postings---since July 15!!! So, Jan and I decided to post some current pictures today and then we will post pictures from August and early September in the next few weeks.  No excuses, we have just been having a jolly old good time!!!  The picture above is from a favorite campground, Winslow Park, in Freeport , Maine; taken from our campsite.

The campground is beautiful and is part of a public park in Freeport looking out on Casco Bay.  It is not listed in the printed literature you might pick up in Freeport, but it does show up on the camping apps.  Sites are dry camping, no electric or water hookups.

A view from the end of the park towards South Freeport Marina and Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster. All of this is basically south of LL Bean store off Route 1.

Every time we see a beautiful boat on  a mooring, we always wonder-----how often does it get used?

In our quest to offer info on campers we see here and there, this is an Alto made by Safari Condo.  The black area retracts for travel after the rear wall is folded in.
Not totally sure, but we believe that the two flat panels on the roof are solar panels. Or maybe just vents? You will note on the website how much light there is inside with the added windows in the slideup.
Interesting sign on the way out of Winslow.  Not "Drive Safely" etc. , but "Drive Leisurely"  Maine has a different way of looking at things.

Heading up Route 1, always a beautiful sight coming to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Bucksport, Maine.

The support tower on the left is also an observatory that gives a great view. And no, we have not gone up inside yet.
For this trip, we head first north of Ellsworth , following Route 1 to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia. Views along the way include Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island in the Bar Harbor section of Acadia National Park.

We should have realized that the new campground , Schoodic Woods--just 3 years old that we visited back in June, would be very popular.  We do not make reservations and sure enough, they were full.  But we discovered this campground above. Used to be called Mountain View, but under new ownership is now Acadia Seashore Campground. And , even better, water view sites.
The view across Flanders Bay and Frenchman Bay is to Mount Desert Island and Dorr Mountain and Cadillac Mountain.
The campground is number 17 on the map in East Sullivan.

One of the great things to do here is to bike ride from the visitors center--at the top of this map -Schoodic Woods. The ride takes you down to Schoodic Point and then up to a gravel road back to the visitors center
A little fire by the waterside , waiting for sunset.
A nice ending to a great day!

It is a very few miles to the main section of the Schoodic .

A screen shot from Strava of our 10.2 mile bike ride from the Schoodic Woods National Park campground . The Schoodic Loop Road is one way after the campground and not for RVs. Schoodic Point is at the very end of the peninsula.

The surf is very active with huge waves breaking over the rocks.
And, of course, one more sunset.

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