"Everything is made out of Magic..."
I thought this would be a good starting point for today's post. Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. We decided to get away for the weekend and made our way to the Jewel of the Maine Coast, Camden.
Our excursion began with a picnic lunch on the green overlooking the harbor.
We followed some stepping stones...
to the lovely garden that is next to the library.
Would you care to take a seat for a while?
We could read some poetry or write in our journals.
Let's take a peak inside!
I know you love flowers as much as I do. Let's stroll down to the Riverhouse Footbridge.
This is another good place to sit and chat.
Are you ready for an ice cream?
Let's see if they have any gelato.
The Camden Riverhouse has even more flowers in their parking lot. Now how cool is this?
We are here in time for the sunflowers.
These bright, cheery beauties remind me of our big day. We had mini sunflowers at our wedding in my bouquet and on the cake.
Moving right along we come to the charming downtown...
where each building is a different color and sporting inviting shop names and signs.
Every where you go, there are beautiful boxes of flowers.
Here is another view of Camden Harbor with Mount Battie in the background. We'll find our way up the mountain in just a moment.
Just below the white church steeple, you'll see the library. In front of that is the green where we had our picnic.
Further down the harbor we come upon Curtis Lighthouse.
I know you are curious to see the harbor from Mt. Battie. For the best view, let's climb up the stairs of this stone tower.
Incredible, isn't it? We can't see it from this photo, but the view from the top of the mountain shows so much more than the harbor. It was a bit hazy so my shots didn't turn out that well. I really want to come back here in the fall when the colors are changing.
Let's continue our lighthouse tour. To get to Breakwater Light in Rockland, we walk this long stone path.
On the weekends, visitors can go inside the lighthouse. Here is a view from one of the bedrooms.
The friendly volunteer you see on the right is guiding people up the ladder to the top of the light.
Let's head back across the stone path. I want to take you to my favorite lighthouse in the area.
It is so nice to see Owl's Head has had a little TLC. The black areas of the light house have been painted.
What a treat to climb up inside. It is a little toasty in here next to the light. I understand this glass light is worth 1.5 million.
This is perhaps why I love Owl's Head light - the views!
This is quintessential Maine where the mountains meet the sea. I love this rugged coastline.
Let's make one more lighthouse stop before we call it a day. This is Marshall Point Light located in Port Clyde. You make recognize it from the Forest Gump movie where Forest is running and running and running. There is a scene where he runs down this bridge and then immediately turns and keeps running.
Camden Harbor looks so charming in the evening.
Let's hang out by the bridge of flowers before heading off to bed.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Camden and the surrounding areas. It is one of my very favorite places and I love sharing it with you.
Where is your favorite place to visit? I'm looking to add some new destinations to my bucket list.
Thanks for traveling with me.
Until next time,
Kathryn Costa, Collage Diva + Creative Dabbler