You can smell the fish!

Trip Start Mar 17, 2012
Trip End Jun 26, 2012

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Where I stayed
Flagship Inn Boothbay Harbor
Read my review - 3/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Maine
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

From Freeport we put our blinkers on (then our night vision glasses) and we drove non-stop to Boothbay Harbour. Our GPS delivered us right to the door of our accommodation and we hurriedly checked in lest they close up reception for the night. So far, the township looked fairly average and the diner adjacent to the hotel (or rather motel) looked very ordinary. Since we had not yet actually reached the harbour, the two hungry explorers went in search of the best harbour view restaurant on offer. Our drives up and down every street in the little town revealed no open restaurant and not even a pizza parlour to fall back on.
We looked knowingly at each other, then sped as quickly as the speed limit would allow, to the now more inviting diner adjacent to the motel.
We entered the empty dining room and a rather large waitress pointed to a table and called out "hey Joe, 2 more for dinner".
The Caesar salad, whilst sparse, was edible and Gail's Mediterranean chicken & rice was surprisingly nice.
After the meal and walking back to the motel, we were no more than 30 steps away when all the diner's lights were switched off and the staff was leaving the premises.

In the morning we went down to a room by the reception for a very basic continental breakfast and then headed back down to the Harbour just in case it looked better than what we had imagined the previous night. To our surprise, it was a serene and picturesque setting with eclectic shops and pretty vistas. Whilst most places were closed it was not difficult to imagine a lively parochial village with much to offer during the summer season. In fact, Boothbay Harbour is the boating capital of the mid coast. The harbour is at its best in late June, when majestic tall ships parade in under full sail for the annual Windjammer Days festival.

A full day lay ahead as we set off continuing on the last leg of our northward journey.
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Libby Forrest on

When there is nothing open, McDonalds is not that bad!!!

Jenny Cribbes on

Boothbay is my type of town - plenty of boats. Keep enjoying trip.

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