Perkins Cove: May as well start with my favorite. Sorry, Belfast and Boothbay, you've got cool footbridges, but it's hard to beat this one -- it's a foot drawbridge! I wouldn't ever, in my wildest dreams, have imagined something like this existed. But it does, allowing foot traffic between Perkins Cove and the main part of Ogunquit (this is a great place to start a walk along Marginal Way). Under it lies one of the prettiest commercial harbors in the state, with picture-perfect lobster boats (many old-fashioned wood boats) lying at their moorings. Someday I hope to be there when a boat sounds its horn to ask for the bridge to be drawn, and to maybe even be the one who gets to press the "open" button. I should be so lucky!
|Does it get better than this? Squuueeee! So cute.|
|I love this bridge.|
|Looking towards Perkins Cove|
|In the harbor.|
|I happen to be an adult . . . sort of.|
|Must. Resist. Urge. To. Push. Button.|
|And while you're there . . . .|
Belfast: With amazing views of Belfast Harbor and the Demillo's marina, this is a great way to get from one side of Belfast Harbor to the other. A perfect day would be a little shopping in downtown Belfast (a super-funky little town), then walking over the footbridge to Young's Lobster Pound.
|A great view of very pretty boats.|
|Belfast Harbor at its best.|
Boothbay Harbor: Even though Boothbay is a bit touristy, it still has its charms. One of them in the footbridge stretching across the harbor. This is a great way to get out into the middle of things, and you'll get views of the amazing boats that fill Boothbay Harbor.
|A nice view from the bridge.|
|It gets skinny past the bridge.|
|Makes you feel like you're out on the water!|
Get out there and see Maine!