The above photo was taken on Orrs Island.
We have just returned from another short but sweet couple of days in Maine. The coast is so different from ours here in RI. We don’t have that ruggedness – or the tidal range.
Speaking of tidal range, we walked our dog down to the shore at low tide, and she sank up to her elbows in stinky muck, which stayed on her paws when she got back in the car. Here she is, heading for the mud. Such are the joys of traveling with dogs.
We stopped for lunch near Bath, home of the Bath Iron Works shipyard. This is where the famous – or infamous – Zumwalt class destroyers are being built. We caught a glimpse of the first one, the USS Zumwalt. Two more are planned.
It is a strange-looking ship, narrow at the top and wide below, designed for maximum stealth, with a very low radar profile. However, there are also concerns about its vulnerability to capsizing in certain conditions. That’s it, at the end of the pier.
On the way home, we stopped at Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth. It was relatively uncrowded for a holiday weekend. This is a lovely, relaxing place to sit and watch the ocean. You can hang out on the grass, or go down to the beach. Either way it’s a mellow spot.