Day Four - Portland, Maine to Coobscook Bay, Maine (265 miles)

Leaving Portland early the next day we began traveling north on U.S.1, the coast road. As we gazed out to the Atlantic Ocean and Penobscot Bay the coastline mesmerized us. We stopped for lunch near Belfast, and had our first of many great lobster dinners. Continuing on U.S. 1 through Ellsworth we headed for Bar Harbor where we stopped for a brief tour. We investigated the possibility of taking the ferry to Nova Scotia, but the cost was prohibitive. We were already spending more on motels than we had budgeted. This led Mike to lobby for us to camp. He had brought his tent and sleeping bag just in case Steve and I had a change of heart. We originally had no intention of camping. Once again Roy Boy (Mike) was right. We found a secluded camp spot in Coobscook Bay State Park. The park was practically deserted. We settled down and camped after another great dinner at Helen's in Whiting.