Day 42: Wiscasset to Rockport

42 miles

Looking back towards Wiscasset

Looking back towards Wiscasset

Our breakfast yesterday was quite tasty, so we didn’t hesitate to walk over to the Ship’s Chow Hall for breakfast again today. I had a fruit crepe that had a yummy sweet cream filling. I also got a blueberry pancake on the side and poured their real maple syrup on it. Delish!

After the rain of the past two days, this morning the air was wonderfully clear. There were still some scattered clouds remaining in front of a crystal blue sky, but it was as if every bit of dust had been washed out of the atmosphere. In short, it was a beautiful morning.

We were riding along Route 1 with its wide shoulder and were making good time today. We had a bit of a tailwind helping, but the rolling hills on Route 1 also seemed to allow a faster overall pace compared to the steep ups and downs on the back roads we’ve ridden. The wide shoulder also means we don’t have to continually watch our mirrors for cars coming up behind us. We got off route 1 in Damariscotta to go through town and the lack of shoulder was definitely stressful. Other than a stop in Waldoboro for lunch we stayed on Route 1 until Rockport where our campground for the night was located.

We’re staying at the Megunticook Campground in a campsite that is probably only 50 yards from the ocean. Unfortunately all the trees block our view of the water. I keep jokingly suggesting that there would be many more nice views in the Eastern U.S. if they would just cut down all of these trees out here. Fortunately we didn’t have to resort to such drastic measures. We just walked down the hill to a small seating area the campground had at the water’s edge and enjoyed the view. The view was so nice we walked back down after dinner to sit a while and take some photos.  Eventually we called it a night and slept well after a tiring day.

Nice views from our Rockport campground:

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