Lighthouses in Maine, over 68 of them and some more colorfully dressed than others, like this red, white striped one in Lubec Maine called West Quoddy Light.
Communication on the rugged rock bound Maine coast line is pretty important.
Maine lighthouses have a very long stretch of water highway to police, protect from hazards in any sea weather conditions.
The walk around the West Quoddy Maine lighthouse in Lubec Maine is incredible.Pathways with benches, protective railings on the ledges give incredible vistas to capture. Green Point changes the dark cobalt blue of the Maine coastal waters in the region known as Downeast, Washington County to emerald green.
When you wander in to Lubec which used to years ago be part of Eastport Maine to the north, you realize how important the fishing industry is to this area of Downeast.
Lobstering, scallops, mussels, clams when the red tide does not cause them to not grace our Maine dinner tables.
And the ever present oceanfront, Maine seacoast offering miles of craggy rock formations to explore, exercise around, to shoot and capture photos, videos to take home.
Making Downeast Maine a must on the yearly bucket list of things to do in Maine. Many vacationers start with one Maine lighthouse and slowly collect images of them all. Become well versed in what makes each and every Maine light house extra special, unique.
Sometimes a sea coast vacation to Maine is best in late summer, early fall.
Enjoying crisp cloudless blue skies, fresh sea air, sunshine and without the herd of people.
When the streets are not packed with tourists, when the sounds are the seagulls. The bells on the red, green, black buoy floating markers.
And the local restaurants with seafood are not so crowded. I made the tour of Lubec Maine after the pirate festival in Eastport the night before.
And sitting in the sun on an open deck, looking out over the water was different than the many other channels of Maine tourism available for vacationers to experience.
The commercial fishing boats and pleasure craft coming in and out of the Lubec Maine harbor, using the public launch to put in or pull out part of the scenery.
Whatever the season, Maine is the place to escape, run away to for the down to earth people making sure your stay is one to remember.
For the local food pulled fresh from the sea, grown and raised locally on our Maine farms.
Get here quick as you can, as often as you can fit in some time in Maine.