Boothbay Harbor is said to close up the Sunday night before Columbus Day. It definitely was less crowded than during mid-summer. So with our late foliage season, it was about the perfect time for a bicycle tour around the area. We ended up having a perfect fall day for the ride.
First, leaving Boothbay, we went down Linkekin Neck to Reeds Island.
Then we circled back and went down around Ocean Point.
And back up to East Boothbay. No, we didn't eat the donuts, sadly.
Next we went west through Boothbay Harbor and on to the Maine State Aquarium. It was closed. (Remember what I said at the beginning of the post.)
Boothbay Harbor panorama.
Then we continued on to Southport Island, crossing the swinging bridge.
After continuing down the island, we came to the pier at Newagen.
The close island in the back is the Ark, and on the right is a lighthouse on the Cuckolds: Cuckolds Light.
We cycled back up the west side of the island to Hendricks Harbor and got to see Hendricks Light.
Then it was back up to the mainland to Boothbay Harbor for lunch.
Afterwards riding northwest we crossed over to Hodgdon Island.
Finally we looped around again and headed back to Boothbay.
All in all, an excellent ride. Fifty miles total. It would have taken a quarter the time without the camera.
All photos taken with the Fuji XF-1. The miniature filter was used for some images. The Fuji tends to make stars out of bright spots like the sun if a smaller aperture is used. In other words, the sunstars are intentional. Most photos were taken in RAW format and processed in Lightroom. I am still working on optimum color.