Monday, September 24, 2007

Maine camping trip

Our gradual realization and the building urge to go camping this summer materialized last weekend in the vacationland. Yes, we had been to Maine, camping. What a beautiful place!

The drive was good since we didn't encounter any traffic all along and reached well in time. You are greeted by the sign board 'The Way Life Should Be' while entering Maine which says it all for me.

Wiki info:
The State of Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is the northernmost portion of New England. The state is known for its scenery — its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, and its heavily forested interior — as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.

The setting was perfect for a thrilling camping weekend !! We camped in the woods on Hermit Island in Maine. Would have loved a ocean front site however was content with one on the cliffs nearby. The original thought was that we might do some hiking & biking activities but once we got there everything else took a backseat. Food was the priority of the day and especially the evening.

255 Acres of Maine Coast. Five miles of rocky shoreline with wild lands and hidden coves to explore. White sand swimming beaches. That's probably the best you get on a camping vacation.

Vikas had taken it upon himself to have a successful campfire and actually was quite involved and efficient to keep the campfire burning.

The midnight moonlight walk was majestic especially since we had the entire beach to ourselves. The night faded as the stories started getting fancier while instigating the sleeping brain or the dreaming mind. In the midst of all this I would occasionally challenge the moonlight with my small, hand held, rechargeable white light LED torch.

The spur of the moment decision to go camping definitely had it's consequences. We had literally just packed some things at the last moment . We suffered.

Mosquitoes !!! They sure had the best time and the last laugh. Some of my attempts to drive them away were in vain so I accepted the terminator responsibility. Finally, got tired and went to sleep although when I got up 'early' morning I was in for a surprise. I had red welts all over my skin.

For them, it was a free unlimited buffet dinner on a weekend. Can't get better than that ! They had quite a feast on my ankles and forearms. And, that too, plenty of them. At the end of the camping escapade I was left scratching all over.

Damn those little bloodsuckers !

At the end of it I think we had achieved everything we had expected from a camping trip though :)

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Here are some good sites to look for if you plan going camping in Maine

Maine Camping Guide
Maine Office of Tourism
Maine Campground Listings

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