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Knox County

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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day12

    Mount Battie Camden Hills State Park

    September 12 in the United States

    Pictures absolutely don't do it justice. This place was beautiful and peaceful and I could have spent the rest of the afternoon just sitting on a rock looking out at he harbor below.

    I went and sat on a rock for a bit and I just felt this sense of peace that I haven't felt on a long time. The last time I felt this way was when I was in Mexico with an injured back. I couldn't sleep in because my back would hurt in the bed so I was up really early every morning when everyone else was still sleeping. I would sit outside and snack on fresh fruit and listen to the sounds of nature while working on a sudoku. In that moment I felt no stress. None. That's how I felt today too.Read more

  • Day12

    Owls Head Lighthouse

    September 12 in the United States

    This lighthouse was short and stubby, but it was on a big cliff so it didn't really need to be tall. Very different style down here compared to the ones we saw in Canada.

  • Day9

    Augusta, Camden & Penobscot Bay

    June 17, 2017 in the United States

    Breakfast was a bit chaotic, with quite a few families, part of some kids sports team. No tables when I arrived, but I bagged one fairly soon. The tables are all big round affairs which would seat 5 each. So once one person sits at a table, it's gone. I spread out. As it happened there were only two chairs at my table, so no takers until my travelling companion arrived.
    Breakfast was ok but disappointed with the fruit and lack of English muffins.
    Headed to the State Capitol in Augusta. The state museum is next door. Very good exhibits, well designed and informative. Some are quite detailed for the casual visitor. Still it was well worth the $4 admission for us both. That, of course was after the $2 senior discount!
    Next, the downtown, waterfront, historic Augusta. This makes Limerick look like Paris. Lots of unoccupied shops. we balked at the $8 p.p. Admission (net of senior discount, of course. The only basis on which I engage) to a recreated fort. Augusta is not glamorous.
    Onwards eastwards towards Camden and Penobscot Bay. Along the way we passed miles of houses many of which had junk scattered about. Looked poor.
    Camden is lovely. A narrow cove with a smallish number of boats, some quite large. Nice views from the town which is a nice stroll. Touristy shops and a few restaurants. Some classy houses too.
    We dined at the Sea Dog Brewery, out on the rear deck looking over the ha-bah. A pint of stout was my first drink since the plane. Discovered that there is a branch in our next port of call. Took a walk afterwards down by the quayside and saw the waterfall which runs under one of the other premises' deck. Camden gets added to the Essex-Wickford-Marblehead list of towns worth seeing. But it is the most remote of all three.
    Returned to Augusta via Belfast. Looking at hotel, might have been better to have stayed 2 nights in Brunswick.......VLL, but won't be in Maine again to benefit from the lesson.
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  • Day21

    Perry's Creek

    August 22 in the United States

    It did rain during our voyage today, most of time just lightly. Once we got into the Fox Islands Thoroughfare, however, the rain started to get more . . . Well, wet, frankly. Anxious to get out of the rain, we ducked into Perry Creek just as the rain seemed to have stopped. We grabbed a mooring, lost it, then grabbed another (thanks to directions from a helpful gentleman nearby), and sighed in relief. As we stood under the Bimini (canopy), the skies opened up and it started raining cats and dogs!! We scurried below and changed out of our wet clothes. Once the rain stopped a couple of hours later, we realized that we had found a beautiful, serene cove.Read more

  • Day18

    Allen Island

    August 19 in the United States

    Moored in tiny George’s Harbor for the night, between 2 private islands.

    We circumnavigated Eastern Egg Isl. today, hoping to see puffins, but they did not cooperate. Instead, the cormorants were showing off.

    Great day for sailing!!

  • Day20

    Pay Showers

    August 21 in the United States

    This is a new wrinkle for us but it’s happened twice now, pay showers! The first time, you put in quarters not really knowing how much time you will get. First quarter gave me five mins, second two mins, third 3, fourth 4. As I was feeding the clock a man came in soaking wet, lathers up, wearing a towel, he looked at me and said: “ran out of quarters”. My first time I was able to complete my shower with time to spare; I’m sure it gave me more than indicated. But I was not going to let it go to waste, so enjoyed the extra time😊

    Today’s marina was different. The machine had eight slots for quarters so I put in eight quarters and pushed in the bar. Thinking I had ample time, per my first experience, I took my time, which was a mistake! When I was completely lathered up, the water stopped. No problem, I still had six quarters. Unfortunately it only takes eight at a time. I recalled the man from the earlier experience and had great empathy. Not to be deterred, and only with a small towel, I opted to finish at the sink. Nobody else was in the place, so I set about splashing water over me from the sink. That’s when another gentleman came in, took one look, turned and left. Go figure😂
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  • Day20

    Rockland ME

    August 21 in the United States

    We explored Rockland today, and loved it. It seems like a creative, energetic small city. Lots of art galleries, a great art museum, antiques, TWO independent bookstores!! And one of Collin’s college friends, Jack, lives here.

    David and I found a nice coffee place this morning complete with disgustingly large, delicious cinnamon rolls. David had to return to the boat to fix the septic (really bad job, so glad he knows how to do that) so I explored the bookstores, the Island Institute (connected to Allen Island where we stayed the night before last) and saw the art museum (while David was doing shower math, see entry below) and then we met at the Lighthouse Museum.

    The art museum has lots of Andrew Wyeth’s work, Winslow Homer, some Frank Benson, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frank Bellows, and at least one Prendergast. I didn’t have time to see everything but did the best I could. One of the Wyeth paintings referenced a building on Allen Island that we saw!

    The connection with Allen Island is from the owner, Betsy Wyeth (widow of Andrew). The Wyeths supported the Island Institute by establishing Allen Isl. as a campus for the Institute.

    The lighthouse museum was fascinating. We got to see close up how the many prisms (of the Fresnel lens) increased the light projected by the lighthouses. They also had models of the Nantucket, a restored lightship that we have often passed while sailing in Boston Harbor.

    It was wonderful to see Collin’s friend Jack tonight. He told us all about his work at the Island Institute, where they are trying to find ways for Maine island communities to be sustainable, economically and culturally.

    We may leave tomorrow and head to Isle Au Haut, but we are expecting rain and possibly fog. We will wait til morning to see what the day is like.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Knox County, Нокс, কক্স কাউন্টি, Condado de Knox, Knox konderria, شهرستان ناکس، مین, Comté de Knox, Knox megye, Նոքս շրջան, Contea di Knox, ノックス郡, Knox Kūn, Hrabstwo Knox, ناکس کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Knox, Округ Нокс, کنو کاؤنٹی، میئن, Condado han Knox, 諾克斯縣

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