Walking on the beach. I actually had to duck back a bit taking this picture as the waves got a little close!
We spent 2 days in the Ogunquit/Kennebunk area. There was a lot to explore. We were hoping to find better bike trails, but it just wasn’t happening, so we did a ton of walking. We did find a Franciscan Monastery and wandered around those trails.
This trail led to the water’s edge and we saw a common Eider!
It was peaceful and relaxing.
The next day, we stopped for a donut breakfast at Congdon’s. Can I tell you that this was probably the best donut I have had in my life? Puts fresh and hot Krispy Kremes to shame. Seriously.
This was the honey dipped cake style donut. Damn this was good. You know that saying “nothing tastes as good as thin feels“? – well, they haven’t eaten one of these.
Then it was to Portland. It was chilly and windy in the morning, but we biked anyway. We found the East Cove trail, which ended up being about 8 miles or so of path?
It was mildly annoying because the paths just dumped you out to a busy intersection with no direction of where to go. We put about 11 miles on the bikes and then were a bit frustrated so called it a day on the wheels. Then we walked and shopped in Portland. We saw Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow’s house.
It has a precious hidden garden behind it.
There was also a multitude of coffee shops and we had a difficult time choosing one for a latte. We decided on Coffee By Design.
It was quite tasty! We sought out little local roasters and coffee shops on our trip, which was fun. I was wondering how many lattes I could drink in a day and still function – but I never found out (the most I had was 2).
We decided at this point to start heading back to NY. We were mostly avoiding the interstate, so driving was pretty lazy and slower. We did stop at Cape Elizabeth to see the other uber famous lighthouse in Maine. The Port Head Light! I loved, loved, loved this lighthouse! My favorite. We were there near sunset and it afforded me great lighting. If only I had a really good camera.
It almost doesn’t look real! This lighthouse you can go right up to and touch if you want, which I did.
I have a bajillion pictures of this one
Plus some interesting writing on the rocks.
A very nice person took our picture.
This is really just 5 hours from our home. I never really realized how close the Maine coast was to us. Seems like a world away, but we will definitely be back!
I think Portsmouth, NH was our favorite city. It was just big enough to have lots of stuff to do, but small enough to not be overwhelming (plus really good coffee).