My campsite at Pemaquid Point Campground. Again, a mostly RV site with tent sites available. Once again, like at Ocean View, a nice wooded site. I based myself here and have been going out to explore Pemaquid and the surrounding region. A comfortable, quiet place that has been a pleasure to camp at.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
above rocky cliff
where soil gathers in pockets
Iris blooming in another pocket on the cliffs.
Another flower I'm not familiar with that was growing in the rocks.
Another Rachel Carson site. 1/4 acre tide pool and then 40 acres of woods inland.
Bunchberry flowers in the Salt Pond Preserve woods. I hiked the trail that wandered through the preserve.
hiking woodland trail
pause for just one brief moment
buzz buzz swat swat swat
(The above haiku was conceived on the trail but not written down till I got out to the road!)
Red-throated Loon, not in breeding plumage. First one I've ever seen.
Dunes at Pemaquid Beach. They are very protective of the dunes, for the last 10 plus years or so anyway. Prior to that they were just there, used by everyone and the dune habitat was nearly destroyed. Now, with strict restoration policies the dunes are returning to a natural state.
Another view of the dunes, with the beach off to the right.
I visited Damariscotta Mills fish ladder, maintained for the alewives who migrate up from the sea to breed in the lake. I knew the run had ended but wanted to see the fish ladders. Henry Beston wrote about the alewives in Northern Farm.
Lower part of the fish ladder.
Near the dam up top.
Notice the Four Bushel limit!