"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 30, 2013

July 29 - Castine, ME

Smith Cove - Anchorage

Castine, Maine is one of the oldest communities in North America. It has been occupied continuously since the early 1600s as the site of numerous trading posts, forts, missions, and permanent settlements of France, Holland, England, and colonial America. The earliest permanent settlement began in the 1760s and Castine has existed as a town since 1796. We walked down Perkins Street on our way to the Dyce Head Lighthouse, it runs along the bluff above the water and is full of historic 18th and 19th century Georgian and Federal houses. One of the homes we saw belonged to John Perkins, one of the earliest settlers in Castine. It was built in 1763. On our way back from the lighthouse we went through Fort Madison State Park and made our way down to the water. The tide was still out and we found quite a few nice pieces of sea glass. 

We're in need of a grocery store. Finding a real grocery store has proven difficult around here. Most of the towns we've visited say they have a "market"...it's just a quaint word for convenient store and very small convenient stores at that. Most don't carry fresh fruit, vegetables or meat...all the things we are in need of. 

John Perkins home in Castine

Dyce Head Lighthouse 
Just a few of the nice pieces of sea glass we have found

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