Day 15 - Thur July 30th - Southwest Harbor to Freeport, Maine - 160 miles A relatively easy day today to accommodate setting up camp tonight and spending some quality time at the flagship store of LL Bean. Not a lot of pics today, but Wynette did a nice job capturing the feel of our route. Departing Mt Desert Island. Church, pets, picnics, cobbler shop, scarecrows, glass shop, covered wagon, ladder to roof, basement doors open .. a lot going on in this pic! Crossing the Penobscot River near Bucksport you get a view of Ft Knox State Park - looks like a cool spot to stop if you have time. . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Knox_(Maine) The Penobscot Narrows Bridge opened in 2007 and has an observation tower you can enter from Ft Knox. Camden is a cool little sea-side town. ... The historic Bath Iron Works shipyard kinda snuck up on me, I wish we would have stopped and got a few pics. The BIW has built hundreds of warships (mostly destroyers) dating back to the 1890s... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Iron_Works ...Most recently it has been know for the build/launch of the futuristic USS Zumwalt. .. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zumwalt-class_destroyer You can see the Zumwalt on the left (in the water) and the Michael Monsoor still under construction on the right. These are very large destroyers with the radar signature of a fishing boat. OMG, I want that barn! A short distance down the road, we hang a left for Recompense Shore Campground. It came highly recommended by folks on ADV and I'd say it's as good as it gets on coastal Maine. Stay there if you get the chance. Once checked in, we get things set up. Rain is in the area so Jim also sets up his tarp - holy guylines batman! .. .. That's some good rigging! The ocean is right thru the trees behind us. While we were setting up, we could hear a throng of kids laughing/screaming out on the shore. After a bit we start to see several dozen green mud covered aliens return from the ocean and head for the showers. You can imagine what the showers looked like afterwards, ahhh .. the charms of camping. With camp set up we head into Freeport to get dinner and check out the original 24 hour LL Bean store. The town has grown into a outlet store mega-strip around Bean, but strangely felt a bit abandoned, very little traffic for the end of July. Anyway, I got a down puffy at 40% off - life is good! We got a little rain while we were in town, but it stayed dry overnight. Tomorrow we head for Mt Washington! .