Atlantic Coast US Route 1
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As said I am heading for the State of Maine, more specific the village of Bar Harbor, which is more or less halfway from Maine's Southern Border to the Northern Border with Canada.
For those who had never heard of Maine, and I discovered that is the case, Maine is the most north-eastern state of the USA. It borders the state New Hampshire in the west and south, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick in the north. The Atlantic Ocean is on the east side of Maine. Two little rock islands in the ocean between Maine and Canada's Nova Scotia are still under dispute by the US and Canada.
Maine is the 39th largest state of the US, approx. 1.5 times smaller than New York State. It was the 23rd state to join the union. The state is not often in the news, it is supposed to play a main role in the famous TV Series "Murder She Wrote / Jessica Fletcher" but the series was completely shot in California.
Since I had driven many miles on the interstates yesterday I chose to drive a local road to Bar Harbor, today, the US Route 1. The distance in a direct line would be 161 kilometers, I had to drive 240 kilometers today. Route 1, is a very special road to me. It is one of the longest routes in the US, starting in Key West Florida, and ending 3825 km (2377 miles) later in Maine at the Canadian Border. I have driven sections in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. And in Maine it follows the coast with nice little villages, lighthouses and views.
I made a small detour to the Marshall point Light House.
A last curiosity before arriving in Bar Harbor was the Penobscot Narrows Bridgeï. This 2006 bridge has a special construction, one of the two supporting pylons houses an observatory. The bridge stands next to its predecessor, the Waldo–Hancock Bridge, a very elegant 41 meter high construction that was the first long span suspension bridge opened in Maine.
More pictures below. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt.