Coastal travels: Mid-Coast and Northern Maine

I came across many beautiful sites as I continued my wandering up the coast of Maine. Salt marshes, rocky coasts, conifer forest, deep blue bays, smoothed-rock beaches, and charming waterfronts were around every turn and resulted in numerous stops and course changes as I followed the winding rural roads. And multiple fairly cold swims. Of course there were spectacular sunsets as well and, if you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know I love sunsets.

I found myself in love with the northern Maine coast for all these reasons and hope to return again to see all the places I missed – I already have a list of places I’d like to see. I might also plan my visit to coincide with the annual pirate festival held in Lubec, which I was unfortunately a week too early for, arrrgh. So, this post is just a compilation of the rest of the random sites along my journey from the mid-coast up to the Canadian border:

Salt marshes at sunset, Maine

Salt marshes at sunset, Maine

Coastal Maine

Coastal Maine

Boat ramp in the fog, Maine coast

Boat ramp in the fog, Maine coast

Fog, Maine coast

Fog, Maine coast

Sunset, Maine

Sunset, Maine

Listening to the waves tumble the rhyolite on Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine

Listening to the waves tumble the rhyolite on Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine

Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine

Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine

Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine

Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine

Marina, Cutler, Maine

Marina, Cutler, Maine

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Passamoquoddy Bay in the fog, Maine

Passamoquoddy Bay in the fog, Maine

Smoke house, Lubec, Maine

Smoke house, Lubec, Maine

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine

Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine

Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine

Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine

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