Sunday, August 4, 2013

Lobsterfest 2013, Rockland, Maine


We went with our friends Jana & Rick to the 66th Annual Maine Lobsterfest. Admission was $8 per adult and well, there really wasn’t much there. Yes, tons and tons of lobster – full diners, lobster rolls, the works. Since it was about 1 ½ hour drive from the campground, we were hungry when we got there, so the food tent was the first place we went.  All but Suzanne had lobster rolls – not her favorite food. The report was that the lobster rolls were very good eats. :-)

Then it was off to explore the happenings – there was the Maine Speed Knitters – yeah, they weren’t as fast as we hoped. We sort of expected their knitting needles to wiz by so fast that they were a blur – not so much.

There were more food venders (enjoyed some great fudge), the typical festival vendors,

and great views, 

yet our main interest lied outside of the festival at the nearby Coast Guard Station – there were tours of the station and Coast Guard boats, so there we went. 

We enjoyed our tour of the Station and went onto two boats – a smaller one (we forge the name) and a larger Coast Guard Cutter (any boat over 100’long).  This cutter is used re repair/replace buoys throughout the area. Interestingly, we learned that there are less people in the Coast Guard than the New York City police force! And let it be known that every Coast Guard person who led us in the station or their boat were well=spoken, open, friendly, articulate – we were quite impressed.

By then we were all hungry again so we made our way to a little dive for BBQ – Pig Out BBQ in Belfast, Maine. Suzanne’s not a big meat eater, certainly not BBQ, but the reviews by the three who enjoy BBQ food was, “Great Food!”  

All-in-all, the Lobsterfest itself was a bit disappointing. In hindsight, we probably would have been better served to get lobster rolls (and something for Suzanne) prior and then simply hitting the Coast Guard Station, which was free.  
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