Cruising the Coast

We have spent the last 2 nights at this gorgeous cottage in Cape Elizabeth.

Today we drove from Cape Elizabeth to Bar Harbor via a somewhat scenic route.  Our goal is stay clear of the interstate highways as much as possible and we certainly achieved that today.  A combination of my research, a map and the satellite navigation device, nicknamed “Grace” (by the grace of God we will get there) managed to guide us along some minor coastal roads where we saw lots of amazing scenery.  I did not take too many photos because it is impossible to stop for every view you glimpse.

However, here are a few photos of what we saw today.

The Portland Head Light at Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth.

Pemaquid Point was some way off the closest through road but it was worth it to see this classic structure.  I love lighthouses and with 60 of them along the Maine coastline there are plenty to choose from.  I am happy to have seen a few today.

It was a glorious day to be mucking about in boats.

Even though it is the beginning of fall, all things summer are still being celebrated.  There are flowers everywhere.  Every home, shop, business and lampost has hanging baskets, window boxes and flower beds bursting forth with colour.

We bought some produce at this farmgate stall.  It was all fresh and beautifully set up.  I hope to buy some fresh, wild blueberries in our travels over the next couple of days.

This is the view of the head of Penobscot Bay and the bridge from Bunksport.  Once we saw the name ‘Penobscot’ on the map we simply had to see it as the only time we had heard the name was the character in MASH, Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Penobscot whom Margaret Houlihan married (a bit contemporary trivia for you).  There will be more trivia, I can assure you, before this trip is over.

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4 thoughts on “Cruising the Coast

  1. **sigh** I want to go on holidays too…. Looks like you’re having a great time!

  2. Glad you are enjoying the trip.

  3. Pat and Tom

    Beautiful photos Fairy. Very inviting.

  4. Love the lighthouse photos- looking forward to seeing more!!

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