[Boothbay Harbor, ME] — It’s kind of a no-brainer, but it just occurred to me that every time HOG or another magazine publishes one of my articles, I’m left with a veritable bounty of unpublished photos from the trip. Many of my motorcycle trips are 1,000 to 2,000 miles over a week or longer, and I take literally hundreds of photos, from which — depending on the magazine — anywhere from 5 to 15 are published with the article.

Most of the publications allow me to plug my blog at the end of the article (“Read more of Glen Abbott’s motorcycle adventures on his blog www.TravelinGringo.com,” or words to that effect). So naturally, interested readers will check out the blog. Therefore, it makes sense that I should try and coincide each article’s publication with blog posts and additional photos of the trip — Duh! — can’t believe I didn’t think of that earlier.

Anyway, that’s my somewhat long-winded way of explaining that over the next few weeks, I’ll do a bunch of photo posts from the Maine seacoast trip I did in May of this year, which appeared earlier this month in HOG magazine’s fall issue  as “Lighthouses, Lobster, and Living to Ride: A Maine Coastal Cruise.”

I’ve got a plethora of Maine photos(love that word, plethora), since it’s such a beautiful state. In fact, some of the places where I stopped (Maine Maritime Museum, in Bath, is just one example), weren’t included in the article as I simply didn’t have enough space. Look for more on the Maritime Museum in an upcoming post.

For now, enjoy a few photos of historic Boothbay Harbor, a wonderfully scenic town that can be a tourist mecca, but wasn’t so crowded when I stayed there in late May. Here is a paragraph from my story:

“Morning over Boothbay Harbor dawned with mist and fog; water and sky blended in a luminescent white blanket. A lone lobster boat puttered past, disappearing into the mist. Floats marking submerged lobster traps bobbed on the water, and birds circled quitely overhead. A foghorn sounded from somewhere in the distance. It was a picture-perfect scene, a lasting final impression of the Maine seacoast.”

Welcome to Maine month on the Travelin’ Gringo!


Maine Office of Tourism: www.visitmaine.com

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce: www.boothbayharbor.com

About Glen Abbott
Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer specializing in motorcycle touring and travel. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.

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  1. Jocelyn

    February 13, 2014

    Hi Glen,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blogs about Boothbay Harbor and yours happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    – Jocelyn

  2. Marttha M.

    November 2, 2011

    I was just in Boothbay Harbor for the first time in late September 2011, this year, and I think that same lobster boat was in the lake outside my cottage deck at 6 A.M. Stayed at Linekin Bay, and old resort, very rustic but fabulous. Fall was a great time to visit, almost no tourists. Hope to return in the future. Love your photos, they are just a tad better than mine!….LOL

    • Travelin' Gringo

      November 2, 2011

      Hi Marttha, thanks for the comments. I stayed at Linekin Bay also, so yes, we probably saw the same boats in the harbor there. It’s nice to visit Boothbay Harbor in the off-season (I was there before Memorial Day); it’s not crowded or touristy.

  3. Lola T.

    November 1, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your roadtrip photos. You are right, when your article is published through a magazine, not all the beautiful photos you’ve taken can be featured. It’s because print medium have limited space for presenting photos and text. The complete set of photos you share here are amazing.
    Lola T. recently posted..Dieta del alpiste

  4. Luanne Dickinson

    October 31, 2011

    HI, thanks for the photos. Boothbay is MORE ‘stunn-in’ from the watah, comin’ in.’ Hope you got a chance to view the steeple with the sunset ripping across the bay onto the shore. Have fun on your travels. Love the blogs.

    • Travelin' Gringo

      October 31, 2011

      Hi Luanne, I didn’t really get to see a sunset in Boothbay, it was pretty much overcast the whole time. But of course that made for some nice pictures!

  5. Rose

    October 31, 2011

    I admire your beautiful work all as breath taking as being in the moment. As being born in North Conway NH and spending part of my childhood there I have a lot of great memories I carry with me. I returned there 39 yrs later in summer of 2006 and visited my family & many areas and loved every minute of it. I am an a person who loves nature and God’s gift at hand. Many picture I have and will add may more to my collection.

    • Travelin' Gringo

      October 31, 2011

      Hi Rose, thanks for your wonderful comments. I’m familiar with North Conway, NH as well, because we used to go on family vacations there when I was a kid — it’s truly a beautiful area (it’s hard to beat New England for scenery, isn’t it?).

  6. Jordan Baker

    October 31, 2011

    You have some really wonderful pictures of the Maine Coast. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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