Last summer during the last two weeks of August, we pointed our vintage Toyota Motorhome north along the coast of Maine. (This was before we were doing van life in our Ram Promaster.) It was an awesome adventure and one I won’t soon forget. Though the rest of the country was experiencing heat and humidity, we were met with cool breezes, mild temperatures and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. It was my first time to Maine and I’ve been trying to figure out a way to return ever since. The following pictures are the result of adventuring for a week: A photo essay of Maine.
All photos in this essay were taken with the Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only), a Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR and the BLACKRAPID wrist strap Breath. More about our gear choices here.
Some of the geo-tags I have on Instagram say that the photo above and the two below are from a place called Timber Point. It doesn’t ring a bell but I tend to be fairly consistent with my geo tags so we’ll go with that.
If you are able to take a trip to Maine, we highly recommend exploring as many of the nooks and crannies that you can. Open up a map (your cell phone won’t work in many places!) and figure out how to get there. Say yes to even the smallest map dot and allow yourself to indulge in all of the treasures from the sea: oysters, lobster, fish … and cooked in every way imaginable.
One of my favorite things about Maine was the vibrancy of the colors. There is very little editing done to the photo above. The weird marks on my feet are the uneven tan lines caused by the rope sandals I wore a lot that summer. As for the buoys on the building, to me it seemed quintessentially Maine to me and I snapped it as soon as the car stopped. Not a hundred yards away was a dock and several dozen lobster traps.
This photo and the one below it were taken from Owl’s Head Lighthouse. A quick Google search will tell you that there are 65 different lighthouses along the Maine coast. We visited a couple, but this park in particular was our one of our favorites. Funny because I didn’t take a photo of the lighthouse with my . I did take one with my iPhone though.
Driving in an old vehicle means that by default you go a little slower. We didn’t mind at all. Would you?
The dock in the photo below was taken from Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park. It was taken early in the morning and as you can tell there was a blanket of fog. It really set the mood and though it was summer time it almost felt like it could have been fall or winter.
The sunset photo below was taken in a tiny town called Winter Harbor. The sun turned rosy pink and then lit up the bay as we made dinner of fresh lobster over our Coleman camp stove. We used water from the sea to boil them in and it was incredibly delicious. No seasoning, just a little butter. If I close my eyes I can almost taste the meal! We had to eat it inside the cab because the mosquitos came out to wreak havoc on our evening. Still, it was a perfect night.
Like many, we had our sights set on Acadia National Park. It was everything I had hoped it would be, and then some…pristine, quiet and beautiful.
Photo Essay of Maine Recap
What are your top travel tips for Maine? We’d love to hear about your time there. Do you have any tips or recommendations for places we should go the next time we are there? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
We’re also interested in any photography – related thoughts you might have about photographing Maine. P.S. if you liked this, please check out our photo essay of New York City!
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