Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Southern Maine Vacation - 6/19-6/23/17

I've been going to Maine my whole life; almost always at least once per year in recent years.  Leesa loves to wander the beach and we both like to spend some time on the water sea kayaking.

As in past years, we started out at Ogunquit.  Our favorite lodging facility is the Dunes on the Waterfront, located at 518 Main Street, Ogunquit.  It is an oasis in a busy vacation town and there is a choice of motel rooms or cottages.  We have always opted for a cottage and did so again this year.   At low tide, you can wade across the Ogunquit River and be directly on Ogunquit Beach,  The deservedly famed Marginal Way is nearby.

The weeklong forecast was for cloudy weather with occasional thunderstorms.  Fortunately, the weather forecast was wrong and we had perfect weather all week!  We had no complaints.

Ogunquit River on the left; Atlantic Ocean on the right. 
Cottage 5B at the Dunes on the Waterfront.

We also took the opportunity to eat at our favorite seafood Restaurant, Fisherman's Catch on Harbor Road in Wells. 

The Fisherman's Catch Restaurant.

After two days in Ogunquit, we ventured further North to Hermit Island Campground in Small Point, Maine.  I've been going to this campground for 45 years!  Believe it or not, it hasn't changed at all.  That is fine with me; I like it just the way it is.  The rest of the photos in this post are taken from the campground.

We arrived on Tuesday morning, 6/20.  The campground was still in off-season mode and wasn't taking reservations until Friday 6/23.  All sites were first come, first served.  We thought all the ocean prime campsites would be taken, but to our great surprise we had a lot of options, including our favorite sites on Joe's Head.  We took site # 12 which is elevated and has a 270 degree water view.   See Joe's Head on the left side of the campground map.  Also available were Osprey Point sites 1 & 2 which are also really nice.

View from campsite Osprey Point #1

Our site - Joe's Head #12 

Joe's Head #12

The point on Joe's Head as seen from our campsite.
Once at the campground, we didn't do much for 3 days except chill.  We did a lot of paddling in the kayaks, roamed the beaches and just enjoyed time at our campsite.  Not only was the weather great, but we didn't have any morning ocean fog and we had a great sunset each night.  Alas,,, until next year....

Picture perfect...

The cove at Bald Head.

Gooseberry Isle at sunset as seen from our campsite

Sand Dune beach at sunset.