Travel: 42 Hours In Maine

August 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A long summer vacation wasn't in the cards this year, but a quick trip to Maine before the chill of September hits was. Keeping things simple we headed to the Portland area (that we know and enjoy) and were treated with beautiful weather and light. The first evening we visited what I read was "the most photographed lighthouse in the world", Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park on Cape Elizabeth. I am sometimes a little hesitant to visit popular photo destinations because often they have been photographed in every conceivable way, but I was there as a tourist spending time with my family and just to take casual pictures. I'm really glad we went because it was a beautiful spot to spend a beautiful evening. The lighthouse was certainly photo worthy and the park itself was full of lovely paths, wild flowers, and views - not too crowded either. As evidence by the Maine license plates it was a place the locales enjoy too.
We stopped for some ice cream afterwards. My daughter Isabel decided that my cone was really her cone... The next day was a day at the beach - Scarborough Beach. We had been there before a few times - great sand, fun waves, and the water was warm (for Maine). I took a few pictures at the beginning and then wrapped my camera up in a bag. As you probably know sand gets everywhere so its better just to put that camera away if you want to have fun. Isabel made a major breakthrough with her fear of the ocean and played in the small waves and after almost six hours of fun we went back to our hotel for naps. We wrapped up the trip with an evening in Portland, I didn't take many pictures...


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