It was a beautiful sunshine-filled day here in Maine and we decided to hop in the car and make our way to the coast. We had planned to make it back to Camden when the weather got nicer. Today was the day. Camden is the quintessential New England harbor town situated at the foot of Camden Hills on Penobscot Bay. With such picturesque views, this makes Camden an ideal place for photograph taking opportunities. We had visited Camden a few weeks before Christmas last year. You can read all about that visit here. All of the ships and boats were winterized and we didn’t get a chance to get down to see the water. This time, we were able to experience the harbor and town in a totally different view. We had a perfect day and it was nice to experience the town before it gets too hot and crowded for the summer. On the way home, we stopped by the Belgrade Peninsula Park and got a few nice shots of the lake and fishermen while the sun was setting.
Civil War Soldier’s Monument located in Harbor Park, erected in 1899 by the Camden Soldiers Monument Association. This memorial honors the dead of what the monument terms the “Great Rebellion” of 1861-1865.
A view of Camden Harbor from the Camden Public Library.
A view of Camden Harbor from Harbor Park.
A group of boats in the harbor.
The front of the Camden Public Library.
The grounds of the Camden Public Library.
The Children’s Garden at the Camden Public Library.
Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis), growing in the garden.
A garden step inside the Children’s Garden at the Camden Public Library.
Camden Harbor from the park.
Looking out at Camden Harbor.
A view of Camden from the harbor.
Camden Harbor, Maine on a beautiful day.
A lifesaver at the end of the dock.
A row of horn cleats on the dock.
Taking pictures from the dock.
A couple stepping off of their boat on to the dock.
Buoys in the water.
An empty lobster cage.
The deck of a boat.
A front anchor of a boat.
Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) perched on a dock.
A boat coming into dock.
Boats docked in the harbor.
A dock in Camden Harbor.
A mallard couple (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming in the water.
A Canada geese family (Branta canadensis) all together.
A Mallard couple sitting in the water.
Swimming mallards in the harbor.
Canada Geese swimming with goslings.
A Canada goose watching over its goslings. Even though I was respecting the space of these Canada Geese, I still felt I was getting a watchful eye from this parent. I never like to interfere with nature, so I decided it was time to move on.
Before I left, the geese got back into the water and I was able to get this photograph of one of the gosling swimming in the water.
Adirondack chairs arranged in the front lawn.
A beautiful lawn with the town in the background.
Atlantic Avenue in Camden, Maine.
Another view of the harbor.
Boats in Camden Harbor.
Megunticook Falls flowing into in Camden Harbor.
The back of the Smiling Cow gift store.
The Smiling Cow located on Main Street.
Madilyn’s the Camden Psychic on Main Street.
A window display of flowers on Main Street.
The seafood and chowder sign of Marriner’s Restaurant.
Here is the last photograph of the day in Camden, Maine. I have also included a few videos from the day.
Now on to Belgrade, Maine.
The Belgrade Peninsula Park sign.
A sunset over Belgrade Lakes.
The sun setting over the lake.
Fishermen in their boats out on the lake.
If you look closely, you can see the bird-sized mosquitoes flying overhead.
Another view of the sun setting over the lake.
The path leading back up to the street.
A view across the street of calm lake water.
Lakepoint Real Estate located on the side of the lake.
The last picture of the day of Maine Street in Belgrade, Maine.