Maiden Voyage – Day 3 – Boothbay Maine

IMG_1573After a good nights sleep, we woke up to a beautiful, and very quiet campsite. We were assigned one of the last full service sites next to the river; simply beautiful views and did I mention very quiet?. The morning coffee tasted especially good today.

The campground office was closed when we arrived last night so our first order of business was to go check-in. Being that it’s already in the high 80’s, I was a little sweaty after doing the 15-minute walk uphill. Good thing the office is air-conditioned.

The office is also a general store that sells convenience items as well as souvenirs. The campground also has a shuttle bus that will take campers into town which is 3.5 miles away. Since this was our Maiden Voyage I wasn’t  pulling a TOAD so having a camp bus was a definite plus , and one of the reasons we chose this campground. Unfortunately, the bus only runs four times a day, 9:00, noon, 4:00, and 7:00. We already missed the 9am bus and didn’t want to wait three hours for the next one, so I asked if there were any local cabs, and was given a choice of two. We placed the call and within 15 minutes the cab was at our campsite.

The cab driver dropped us off right at the harbor where there are a lot of restaurants and gift shops.IMG_1578

The first order of business was lunch. Of course being where we are, the only choice was which restaurant had the best lobster roll. The cab driver recommended Andrew’s Harborside Restaurant, and he knew what he was talking about because we were not disappointed!

After a great lunch it was time to pick up our tickets for the whale watching tour. Since it’s now 90+ degrees, the tour is a smart move since it will be a lot cooler when we get out to on the open ocean. It was a great 3.5 hour touring we were able to see and photograph a few whales.

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By now you may know that the main reason we chose to stay a Shore Hills was because of the article in the May issue of Motorhome magazine. When I checked into the office this morning, I asked about the delivery service and was given their business card. Before leaving for today’s adventure we called and placed our order with the company and at exactly 7:00PM, two 2-pound lobsters, one pound of clams, and two ears of corn delivered right to our campsite. The delivery guy must have steamed the meal in his truck because the container it came in was piping hot when he handed it to me. The cost of the entire meal was incredibly cheap. It’s a good thing we don’t live here because I would be eating lobster seven days a week.

This was a perfect way to end our first day in Maine. If you’re ever in the area I highly recommend Shore Hills Campground, Riverside Cab Company, and especially Gary Blackman Sr., owner of Maniac Lobster!

 

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