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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Last day in Boothbay

The weather forecast was not good for today with heavy rain arriving midday. As it was our last day in Boothbay Harbour we went for a last look at the ocean

This is East Boothbay.

The sea was much calmer than the stormy waters of the previous day.

It wasn't long before the rain started to fall. The rain was torrential, the back end of a hurricane apparently, so we retreated to a cafe in town, one of the few that were still open.

The rain eased off in the afternoon giving us the opportunity to visit the Boothbay Railway Village. The purpose of the village is to conserve and display artifacts and structures from the period of the mid nineteenth cent onwards.

There are some of the buildings in the village that you pass when travelling on the steam train.

In one of the large barns there is a large collection of vintage cars.

1940 Cadillac

1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

1959 Jaguar Mark IX

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1958 Ford Thunderbird Tudor series

1931 Pontiac Sport Coupe

1922 Peerless

1929 Buick 'Silver Anniversary'

1921 Studebaker Special 6
1931 Chevrolet

1927 Chevrolet Imperial Landau Sedan

We couldn't leave until we had a ride  on the narrow gauge steam railway


  1. Beautiful landscapes! Those classic cars are quite a sight.

  2. Wonderful photos of BoothBay ~ one of my favorite places ~ Did you eat at the TugBoat?

    love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Fabulous old cars! I'm glad you got a chance to see and share them with me. :-)

  4. It does look like a beautiful place.

  5. The water is beautiful even in poor weather and the special old cars are just magnificent!

  6. Glad you got out and about both before and after the storm ... beautiful ocean scenes and always enjoy the old cars. My parents owned a Thunderbird of about that vintage right around the time we got married -- we were so envious of it! I can't believe how huge they look now --- all those fins. Jeez!

  7. Beautiful picture.. glad that you get chance to visit the places..

  8. Looks like you made good use of a rainy day.

  9. Awesome photos. I love old trains, vintage cars and beautiful scenery; especially coastal. You've captured it all.

  10. Glad you made the most of the day --and that part of your trip, regardless of the weather... Where are you off to now???? Guess I'll have to wait and see!!!!


  11. Nice place! Glad you were able to enjoy despite the weather. That is when indoor activities come handy.

  12. The car museum looked a fine one. A good place to be if the weather is bad.


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