Happy Sunday! I’m taking you along on a trip to Maine to enjoy some beautiful coastal scenery, lobster and lighthouses!
This was our first visit to Maine and it was more beautiful than we imagined. We spent 5 days there, just long enough for a taste and to whet our appetite for a return trip! We flew into in Portland to spend two nights, then drove up Coastal Highway U.S. 1, making a few stops along the way oohing and aahing over the scenery, before arriving in Bar Harbor and on to Bangor to fly home. A perfect getaway to escape our September 80 degree weather and enjoy some seasonal fall 50 and 60 degree temperatures.
So many beautiful sights, boats and buoys. . .
Schooner Margaret Todd…
Gorgeous water. . .
And so many lighthouses and so little time!
Pemaquid Point Light, commissioned in 1827 by President John Quincy Adams and the lighthouse depicted on the Maine quarter.
The views will take your breath away!
Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light
Walk across the almost mile long granite breakwater that took almost two decades to build, to reach the lighthouse. Tip: Go at low tide so you’re less likely to get wet walking the granite pier.
We visited Maine the last week in September, after the summer tourists were gone, before the lobster shacks close for the season and before the leaf peeping season begins.
I can only imagine how beautiful the leaves will be when they turn and reflect along the water.
Lobster, lobster and more lobster!
Our most memorable and delicious lobster experience was at McLoons Lobster or* Lobstah* Shack on Spruce Head Island.
Enjoy your lobster roll or dinner on a picnic table by the water . . .
Watch them pulling up lobsters while you wait, enjoying the scenery and salt air!
I took over 600 photos which I’m still editing and we spent a day (way too short!) visiting Acadia National Park, enjoying the beautiful scenery. More photos to come!
We have sunshine today but had a wet couple of days with Hurricane Matthew bringing us some much-needed rain and fortunately without the flooding like the eastern part of North Carolina. If you were in Matthew’s path, I hope you’re safe from rising waters!