Virtual Hike to Arundel, Maine

The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Arundel, Maine.

Arundel Maine, kenneth Robberts, Historical Fiction, Virtual HikeNo family connection for this stop, and it will be awhile before I again have one. This stop is not far from the last stop in Kittery, Maine, but it brought back some memories.

Arundel Maine, kenneth Robberts, Historical Fiction, Virtual HikeArundel is on Highway 1 and here is the welcome sign as you enter the town.

Arundel Maine, kenneth Robberts, Historical Fiction, Virtual HikeArundel has an interesting history in regards to the name of the town. Back in the 1700’s it was called Arundel, but in 1821 the name was changed to Kennebunkport.

In 1957 the area above was renamed to Arundel after the death of Kenneth Roberts who was the author of several historical novels that featured characters from the Arundel area during the Revolutionary War.

Arundel Maine, kenneth Robberts, Historical Fiction, Virtual HikeI discovered the historical novels of Roberts while I was in school and they helped begin a love for historical fiction.

The virtual hike took me along Highway 1, and passed by many businesses and restaurants.

Arundel Maine, kenneth Robberts, Historical Fiction, Virtual HikeIt also passed the Maine Classic Car Museum.

The Virtual Hike now continues north along the coast of Maine, but not too close as that would involve a lot of back and forth through the inlets. I need to be further inland to follow a straighter path. The next big destinations are in Canada and include several places where my ancestors lived and some important places near them.

Steven

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