Sunday, September 28, 2014

Honey, I'm home!

Hi bloggers - did you miss me?  My husband and I have just returned from a trip to Maine.  We started at the southern end along the coast and worked our way slowly up the coast to Bar Harbor, visiting some of our favorite places along the way.  Thought I'd share a few pictures today of our adventures.

Lighthouses - other than lobster, that may be Maine's other claim to fame.  Here are a few we visited this time around.

Nubble Light

Nubble Light, in Cape Neddick, near York

Marshall Pt. Light

Marshall Point Light, in Port Clyde, on the St. George Peninsula

Pumpkin Island light

Pumpkin Island Light, now privately owned, off Deer Isle

Bass Harbor light

and the often-photographed Bass Harbor Light, in Acadia on Mt. Desert Island.   In order to get this photograph, you have to walk down many stairs and across lots of rocks!  No, that's not me in the corner.....

Of course, we ate lots of lobster, and scallops, too, and we stayed in some lovely inns at each stop, one of them Pilgrim's Inn, built in 1793!

And all along our drive we saw some beautiful scenery.

dinghies

These little boats get the lobstermen out to their boats to check their traps.

working harbor

A typical seaside scene with more lobster boats

Acadia shoreline

This was taken in Acadia National Park, near an area called Otter Cliff, one of my favorite places in the world.

We had glorious, sunny, cool weather, as we always do in September.  And just before we arrived, they actually saw the Northern Lights in Acadia!  And there were patches of beautiful fall color starting to appear here and there, especially as we got further north.

Needless to say, we are refreshed and ready to get back to normal.  Now to get my mojo in gear again........see you soon!

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these scenic photos, Lin! I was in Bar Harbor a few years ago and loved the place! It is such a idyllic place to visit. Glad that you enjoyed the trip and now remain happily stamping at home :)

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  2. Such stunning beauty. I would love to take a trip through Maine.

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  3. Thank you Lin for sharing these beautiful vacation photos!! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!!

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  4. Gorgeous! I took my kids on the same (mostly) trip back in 2001. Portland to Bar Harbor. We had a blast, and ate really well! Acadia was gorgeous, too. We did the loop many times, including lunch at Jordan House Pond. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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  5. Love seeing where you live Lin - these are great photos! Maine does look lovely. We were supposed to be able to see the Northern Lights here a couple of weeks ago but as always when we want to watch the sky there was cloud cover!!

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  6. Great photos, Lin! Looks like a fabulous trip! Welcome home!! ♥

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  7. Wonderful photos, Lin! I love those fishing scenes and the lighthouses are just lovely. I have never been in this area of our beautiful country; maybe someday. :)

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  8. Gorgeous photo's Lin :-) They make me want to go visit ! lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. Thanks for sharing. We have just gotten some cool weather, only 70 with some rain. We're loving the rain.

    Hugs, Arlene

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  10. what delightful photos Lin. Such a pictorial area. This is somewhere I'd love to visit. Sounds like a great holiday. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your photo's of your trip are just fantastic, one day I might get the chance to see that part of the world!!

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  12. What lovely pictures! Looks like you had great weather. We moved to No. Yarmouth, Maine (just north of Portland) last year when we retired. It's really beautiful country. We recently visited Nubble Light when it was all fogged in - very atmospheric. I so enjoy your card posts - you're very talented. God bless, Sharon C.

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  13. This is on my bucket list and hoping to get there one day. Photos are lovely and very peaceful looking. Thanks for sharing and welcome home.

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  14. beautiful photos :) happy you had a nice visit!

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  15. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures!

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  16. wonderful pictures! Looks like an amazing trip, I have always been intrigued by lighthouses! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Sweet Memories for me, Lin. We made this trip 2 years ago. I have a picture of the Bass Harbor Light that I took - yes, probably one of many Light House pictures. It was my fixation :-) We ventured over to Nova Scotia & up to Cape Breton where I found my favorite spot ~ Meat Cover ~ the "end of the road" in the most northern point of Cape Breton. Thanks for the reminder!

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  18. This looks like our kind of trip, love lighthouses!! Thanks for sharing this!

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  19. Great photos - looks like a gorgeous place. I shall have to put it on our list of places to go :) Glad you are back!

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  20. Looks like you had a fabulous vacation, Lin! Maine is on my list of places to visit....Now we are looking forward to see your beautiful cards again :)

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  21. Although I missed you at the retreat this month your photos are beautiful! I'm so jealous you got to see the Northern Lights!!! The Aurora Borealis are one of the top things on my bucket list :)

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