Matt had the day off from work yesterday, so we took a drive up the coast to explore Maine.
We live literally about 1/4 mile from the bridge to Maine, so its not a terribly long drive. ;-)
First, we stopped at York Beach to watch some surfers catch some morning waves.
Then, we continued up the coast a little ways to Cape Neddick, where the so-called "Nubble" Light is. Matt has an affinity to lighthouses, and has a nice collection of lighthouse prints hanging on our walls. We have this print, by Doug Brega, hanging in the livingroom, so it was cool to see it in real life!
It was a little overcast in the morning, but it made for some beautiful pictures.
The lighthouse is on its own little island, and the only way to get to it is by cable-car!
Visitors aren't allowed onto the island; I guess its only for the lightkeeper.
We walked out to the tip of the boulder-y spit and watched the algae sway in the current.
After we left Cape Neddick, we headed north through the seaside towns of Ogunquit and Wells, then headed east to Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, and finally stopped at Cape Elizabeth.
We climbed all over the rocks and enjoyed the sunshine, since all of the clouds had dissipated.
Finally, we drove just a few miles farther north and arrived at Portland Head Light in South Portland. Matt told me that Portland Head is the most-photographed lighthouse in the world. Not sure if that's true, but I can see why it may be! It is absolutely beautiful.
We walked along the cliff trail, where we came upon this collection of picked flowers, pebbles, and an acorn that someone left on a granite park bench. I wonder who left them?
A nice lesbian couple asked Matt to take their photo, and then returned the favor. The woman who took the picture grew up in a town close to where Matt grew up! Always fun to be reminded of what a small world it really is. :)