Sunday, June 13, 2010

Maine - Day 2

On the morning of our second day we drove around Kennebunkport for a bit before we headed on our way. The morning was very foggy, we still hadn't seen the ocean and it was right there in front of us!

After I got home, and was looking at my pictures, I could not figure out what this picture was. I thought it was a mistake and almost deleted it, then I realized that it was of the Bush home in Kennebunkport, the Summer White House. All we could see were the secret service agents in the guard house, waving us on as we took our picture of the fog. You can see the shape of the house in the fog.
The day got a little better and we headed south for a bit to see some sights we had missed on the way yesterday. We spotted this little Episcopal Church and thought it was pretty sweet. We were able to go in as there was someone working on the organ and he told us that they only have services there in the summer.
On to York Beach to see the Nubble Lighthouse. We were so glad to see that the fog had cleared. They say this is one of the most photographed lighthouses in America, and it is indeed a beautiful spot. You can't actually get to the lighthouse, it is on a little island.
Another view, with Jim on the rocks. He loves to climb on the rocks. I have many pictures over the years of Jim in precarious places.

Most of the Maine coast is fairly rocky but there is a beautiful sandy beach in Ogunquit. There were very few people there, I think we were a little early for the summer season.

We had lunch right on the beach. The weather was still clear and cool, and right after we got in the car it rained - hard - for a long time.
So we just continued on to our next inn, located in Rockland. This inn had beautiful flowers too, but the special thing here was fresh pie in the pantry - day and night -usually 2 or 3 kinds. Yum!!

We had a lovely room in the main house. There was a fireplace too, but I didn't get a shot of that.

A little sitting area outside our room where the fresh coffee appeared every morning.
We unpacked, had some predinner wine in another sitting area and then took a taxi to our dinner location located right on the harbor.

Not the best picture, but I had to get a shot of someone in a lobster bib!! The 3 of them had lobster, Robin and Bob had lazy lobster, but Jim did a great job with his. They all said it was very good. I, of course, had steak.
Finished the evening back in the inn for pie...wonderful day!


Rettabug said...

What a fabulous trip, Sue! I'm enjoying your vacation, vicariously, through all your wonderful photos.

I just finished reading Ahab's Wife, part of which takes place at a lighthouse on an island. Your pictures reminded me of it.

I must go check out the rest of the trip!

TLEB said...

I loved the picture of Jim in his lobster bib! I'm glad everyone else enjoyed their seafood. Looks like a beautiful place to visit...your room was gorgeous!