Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Three awesome footbridges in Maine

I'm a sucker for a footbridge.  They call us back to former times, before we zipped along in our rocket cars at ridiculous speeds, making the landscape a blur and hiding the most amazing parts of the world.  They make us pay attention to what's going on around us -- the weather, the water, the people.  Here in Maine, we have three terrific footbridges you shouldn't miss:

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.

Dory approves.

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.

Pretty.

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!

2 comments :

  1. I'm glad you like our footbridge here in Belfast, Janet..the other ones are very cool..a very imaginative post..(is that the correct term?)

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    1. I love Belfast! Funky little town by the sea.

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