[Coastal Maine] — Lonely lighthouses, stacks of lobster pots, and mist-draped harbors. The sounds of seagulls and distant foghorns. These are a few of my Maine motorcycling memories. Earlier this year, I spent several days riding from Kittery to Calais for HOG magazine, a distance of about 300 miles. There were few tourists, as it was just before Memorial Day, the start of the traditional tourist season. I had many of the places practically to myself; just the way I like it. The Maine seacoast is a beautiful area; Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, and Acadia National Park were among the trip’s highlights.

Earlier this month, I wrote about Downeast Maine, Maine lobster, and Boothbay Harbor, so I’ll wrap it up with some favorite photos from up and down the seacoast that I haven’t previously posted.

Look for an upcoming post in which I’ll write about LL Bean, Whoopie Pies, and the Maine Maritime Museum — three disparate stops from the trip which I’ll try to incorporate into one post. For now, enjoy these views of the Maine seacoast!

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About Glen Abbott
Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer. He specializes in writing about motorcycle touring and travel, and his work appears regularly in Harley-Davidson's HOG magazine, American Iron, and other publications.

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12 Comments
  1. Wow… really great photos! I love the fog in the first few shots.
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    • Travelin' Gringo

      December 5, 2011

      Thanks Christy, the fog really added to the overall “atmosphere” of the pictures.

  2. Absolutely love these shots! They make me want to visit Maine more than I did before :)
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  3. jenjenk

    November 30, 2011

    i haven’t been to kittery in about 15 years!! I spent some time in Perkin’s Cove which I loved!!! Great shots!!!

    • Travelin' Gringo

      December 5, 2011

      Thanks, Jen. I don’t think I went to Perkins Cove, but I’m not sure.

  4. adventureswithben

    November 29, 2011

    Love the photo of the crooked house and LLBean is like Disneyworld!

    • Travelin' Gringo

      December 5, 2011

      Crooked house was among my favorites; it just popped out of nowhere.

  5. Cathy Sweeney

    November 29, 2011

    Love the photos, Glen. They really bring back memories of my time on the Maine seacoast which was way too long ago. Beautiful area.

  6. Jan Ross

    November 29, 2011

    Unfortunately, we were only able to spend one day in Maine – in rainy Portland – but we did get to try the delicious whoopie pies!

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