Photo journey along Maine’s rugged, beautiful coast

Lighthouses and lobster; hiking and biking; and more lobster

We love Maine in September. The summer crowds are gone. The fall leaf peepers have not yet arrived. Temperatures are delightful.

Our 10-day stay including hiking and biking; driving the coastline from southern York to northern Mt. Desert Island; eating massive amounts of lobster, both whole and on a roll. Lodging varied from a comfy, predictable chain hotel in Portland to Boothbay’s boutique Spruce Point Inn to the historic Claremont Hotel at Southwest Harbor. All had lobster on property or nearby.

Maine is a photographer’s paradise with history and beauty and lobster at every turn. These photos are just a few of the hundreds of images we still look at from time to time, and get giddy and hungry for lobster.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse Maine
Dusk falls on Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse on the harbor at Portland, Maine.
South Portland Bug Light Park
Enjoying South Portland’s Bug Light Park, maintained by the South Portland Land Trust.
Maine’s oldest lighthouse, the Portland Head Light
Maine’s oldest lighthouse, the Portland Head Light at dusk
Ogunquit vistas of flowers and boats
Ogunquit vistas of flowers and boats.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was a wonderful surprise and one of the prettiest and most unique botanical gardens we’ve ever visited.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was a wonderful surprise and one of the prettiest and most unique botanical gardens we’ve ever visited.
Boothbay Harbor Maine
We took a fantastic boat tour of Boothbay Harbor and the nearby islands.
Lighthouse on our Kennebec river tour near Bath, Maine. 
Lighthouse on our Kennebec river tour near Bath, Maine. Bath Iron Works is in the background.
Maine seashore
Maine's seashore is a photographer's and artist's dream.
swans island
Swans Island is accessible only by ferry.
maine seashore acadia national park
Maine seashore viewed from Acadia National Park.
boat harbor maine
A tale of two photo albums: While Martin photographs places, things and history, Libby sees the world with an artist’s eye for light, color and texture.