Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Camping Trip Number One of 2012....

After being rained out and cancelling due to sickness, we have finally completed our first camping trip of the season. We went back to the best camp ground in the world and stayed at our most favorite site in said campground.

Just after sunrise- in front of our campsite.
 We did a few short hikes (One at Hamilton Cove Preserve)  and went to Eastport to have treat at Dastardly Dick's Wicked Good Coffee (more about Dastardly Dick's) and also some more treats from Moose Island Bakery. We discovered both of these places last year on a camping trip when we needed something to do on a rainy day. We got a perfect iced mocha frappe at Dastardly Dick's and many yummy things at the Moose Island Bakery- our most favorite were the Cream Cheese Muffins, which lie on the line between muffin and cupcake in taste and texture and are filled with cream cheese frosting. Something else interesting about Eastport while we were there is that it was PACKED full of people...and sailors. Apparently Eastport goes all out for the 4th of July week ( according to the website they have the biggest 4th of July celebration in Maine) 



Along with food and activities, the U.S.S. San Jancinto was docked in the harbor. We had never been to Eastport when there were so many people, and dressed and smelling as we did ( campfire smoke, unusually hot and humid weather and a short hike make for an interesting odor...) We chose not to tour the boat.

notice anything? No power lines!
tired, dirty dog.
camp coffee.


Back at our campsite we relaxed, enjoyed the view, and then relaxed some more. Being the first outing of the season, we both used it as a time to recharge our batteries, and other than fighting off swarms of mosquito's and no-see-ums, recharge is just what we did.
Hamilton Cove


  1. Absolutely gorgeous pictures - It looks so relaxing there. Sounds like you had a splendid time.

  2. Thanks! The Bold Coast is a great place to visit. Anyone who gets the chance should!

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  4. This looks like a perfect camp spot. Can I ask where exactly it is? We have lived in maine for over 3 years and have yet to go camping. We just dont know where to go...

  5. This is my absolute favorite spot to camp in this state. It is Cobscook Bay State Park and it is in Edmunds Township.... It is a little under 2 hours from Ellsworth, about 3.5 hours from Augusta. It really is worth the long drive though- very few people, and most of the tent sites are ocean front and very private.

  6. If you go there, I can suggest the best campsites to reserve and places to go while you are there- it's a hidden gem though, so I must swear you to secrecy!

  7. That is awesome. I go up to a camp in trenton sometimes but doing some tent camping will be awesome too. I will certainly ask about the prime sites when the time comes. And my lips will be sealed!

  8. Trenton is Beautiful too- not far past the camp ground. I am basically in love with the whole down east area.....I suppose I can through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in there too!