Travel Day to Lubec, Maine–Monday–June 24, 2013

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Monday, June 24th
Travel day:  Ocean View CG, Wells, ME  to  Sunset Point CG, Lubec, ME
Distance: 266 miles

Our travels today were from E to F on the map.0 - Travel to Sunset RV Park, Lubec, ME  266 miles

We had a really scary night of heavy rain and wind.  However, when we got up, the rains had stopped and the sun was beginning to shine:o))  Good deal… we have a long ride to the Canadian border in Lubec, Maine.

Lubec is the ‘Easternmost’ town in the United States. We have  been to Lubec before.  Back in 2001,  we stopped overnight when we drove the Pleasureway Van to Newfoundland.  However, it was only an overnight stop and we wanted a chance to spend more time and explore the area!!

About 8:30am, we pulled out of the Ocean View Campground and headed north on I-95.

Before I continue with our trip north, I want to share my thoughts on campgrounds in Wells/Ogunquit area of Maine.  First word is EXPENSIVE!!  Second is CRAMPED!!  Ocean View was one of the least expensive at $42 tax included per night for 30amp F/U.  However, it can only accomodate about 3 large rigs and they could not be over 35ft.  So be sure to ask questions and be specific if you plan to visit this area.

Now, back to our travels today...  
Most of our trip will be on I-95 except for a short section from Portland, ME to Gardiner, ME on I-295.  Taking I-295 saved about 10 miles and it is a good road also. 2 - Travel to Lubec, ME  I-295 at Portland
The rain had left and it was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 80’s.6 - Travel to Lubec, I-95 beautiful clouds  3 - Travel to Lubec, ME  - 84 degrees
I believe Baby has a BIG smile;o))
4 - Travel to Lubec, ME  - Baby folllowing along
She’s lovin’ this ride!!
However, I-95 and I-295 do not have many rest stops;o((
The ones that exist were at the very beginning or very end of our travels.
So we made a Wal-Mart pit-stop at Exit 112A on I-95. 
It's an easy off and easy on:o)
This sign caught our ATTENTION.
You bet we paid attention… a 1000 pound moose could do a lot of damage!!!5 - Travel to Lubec, ME  - back on 95 heading north
As much as we would love to see a Moose, we don’t need to meet one near the Inter-state;o((
For anyone traveling to Acadia National Park,
Exit 182 A onto Rt 1A to Coastal Route 1
will take you to Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Acadia and points further north. 7 - Travel to Lubec, Our Exit end of the interstate
So….that’s our Exit...we are definitely going  FARTHER  north:o))
8 - Travel to Lubec,ME  Route 1A towards Ellsworth
For those that might want to fill-up with Gas or Diesel before they get to Acadia,
just as you get onto 1A East, the second station on your right is VERY convenient!!
9 - Travel to Lubec,ME  Route 1A - Gas for Big Rigs
It has a seperate diesel pump in the back right.
The first station on the right was very tight and the diesel was not convenient.
We know, we tried ;o((
At this point the battery on my small camera died,
so no more pictures until we reached the campground in Lubec.
The rest of our drive was up Route 1A, Route 1 and Route 189 into Lubec.
Once we got past Ellsworth,
where most of the traffic turns right towards Acadia NP,
the drive was quite relaxing and very pretty!!
It was about 3:30pm when we turned into our campground for the next week:o))
  10 - Lubec, Sunset Point RV Park Sign
YEP, I think were gonna like it here!!!
Our Site #6, looking out over Johnson Bay20 - Sunset Point RV Park, Lubec Maine, Site 12
My view looking out the window from where I am typing this blog;o))21 - Sunset RV Park, Lubec Maine, Site 12 - View from Computer Desk
Probably the most beautiful tent site I have ever seen!!
The entire area of Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, New Brunswick
are surrounded by bays which have extreme tides.
Actually, they are connected to The Bay of Fundy
which has some of the most extreme tides in the world!!!
Here are a couple photos from the campground of low tide in Johnson Bay.
22 - Sunset Point RV Park - Johnson Bay Low Tide22b - Sunset Point RV Park - Johnson Bay Low Tide
Clam collectors drive out on the beach during the low tide to dig for the steamers!!23 - Sunset Point RV Park - Johnson Bay Low Tide - Clamming
A few hours later, the above spot looked like the photo below!!!24 - Sunset Point RV Park - Johnson Bay High Tide
The average tide changes 20-28 feet depending on the moon cycle.
We arrived on a pretty day and can’t wait to start exploring.
But for now, we will just relax and enjoy our views:o))25 - Sunset Point RV Park - Johnson Bay- Boats
26 - Sunset Point RV Park - Johnson Bay- We're gonna like it here
YEP... I know we're gonna like it here :o))))


  1. We stopped at the same WalMart on our way up! We had been trying to make it to Bar harbor but it was going to be dark and we decided it wasn't happening.Had dinner at Olive Garden next door, and found a campground at the next exit in Vasselboro. GPS then took us east the next morning to Belfast and up US1 to Bar harbor rather than back on I95. It was a nice ride, back in the beginning of May. Now, I hear US1 is very crowded. See you soon!

  2. Wow thatis some fabulous campsite! Sign me up!! Thanks for all the logistics info. Very helpful. We will be in Maine today, Camden.

  3. Wow! I could just sit and drink in that view all day. Beautiful!

  4. Looks like you've found a beautiful spot there! Have fun!

  5. Traveling into Nova Scotia in a former life, I remember Lubec. Beautiful area!

  6. Looks like you found a great spot. Gas stations that accommodate motor homes once you get away from the interstates cause me stress. I have been known to travel around in my car after we park the MH to check out possibilities. Good to know there is at least one in Maine :-).

  7. That is one incredible campsite, what a view! Not to mention the great view! I think I'd be spending too much time there enjoying the view... ;c)

    Boy do I remember the tides up there in Maine! Years ago when I was on a CG Cutter, we pulled into Southwest Harbor, ME for a couple of days and had to have a continual watch on the mooring lines, to adjust them as the tides came in and out. If I remember correctly, the range was somewhere around 17 feet. Of course, one of the junior guys, who had the middle of the night watch fell asleep on the job, the tide came in, the cutter drifted away from the pier and the metal gangway fell into the water. It took a lot of work and many choice words to haul it out of the water and back in place. :c)

  8. Thanks for the heads up on the diesel. Always looking for easy in and out at a decent price. See ya soon!

  9. Yep - I think we will hit Lubec on our next trip to Maine! :-)