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Hunting Lighthouses Again

Day 7 took us to Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine!

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Welcome to Day 7 and just like that one week of our adventure is in the books. We have seen so much and have been blessed with great weather and traveling. Today we got an early start, loaded up the van, which by the way, I should say how great a job my hubby does in loading everything in its place; makes it so much easier to find everything! We took off for Portland, Maine to find the 6 lighthouses in that 20 mile area. AND…we found them all! Here are a couple of pics from the car window that show the trees starting to change. I know, the pics don't do it justice…but still

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The first location was set in Two Lights State Park. Actually the best viewing spot was from The Lobster Shack there. This is the Cape Elizabeth Light and was settled into a beautiful rocky cleft. It’s sister light was behind us and is now a private home, but I still got a pretty good shot of it.

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The Portland Head Light is located in Fort Williams Park and is the most famous of the Portland lighthouses. It is well maintained and can be visited on Maine's Open Lighthouse Day each year. I got some of my stamps here for my Lighthouse Passport. It has so many angles to take pics from so get ready… we also had to laugh at the para-sailor who was trying to get his sail in the air. What a beautiful spot to enjoy the water.

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From the Portland Light you could see the next lighthouse out on a small island. This is the Ram Island Ledge Light. This lighthouse has a twin in Boston.

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Our next stop was the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse located by a student parking lot for Southern Maine Community College. We had a nice drive through the college. We were able to walk out on the boulders all the way to this one. I'm not as spry as I used to be, so I felt pretty proud of myself for not falling in the ocean or slipping into a crack and twisting an ankle.

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Bug Light, or the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was our last stop. This beautiful light house was accessible to walk to and had some beautiful Greek architecture incorporate into its design. You could also see a pretty view of the Portland skyline from this one.

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I know you will get tired of seeing this over the next few days but feel free to scroll ahead. The trees are in their glory and I can't help clicking away on my camera.

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And Wynn and I are on the look out for moose! I really want to see one, but this might be our only one…

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What a fun time looking for each of these lights! Then we changed gears and headed to our new home for the next two nights in Ellsworth, ME. We are staying at a place called White Birches and it is 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. We unloaded everything and then jumped back in the van and headed down to see what all the hoopla was about Bar Harbor. The traffic was crazy and parking for us was at least a 10 minute walk away. I hear that is a good parking spot! We took in the Shore Walk and really enjoyed the beauty. We were surprised by the craziness of the town and yet how peaceful the Harbor walk was. Loved it! Wynn is such a good sport and tried moving the balancing rock for me…love him for humoring me!

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Heading back into Ellsworth we decided to look for restaurants. Saw this little lighthouse one but decided on going to the Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery. We got some chicken Alfredo and it was so yummy! I left some on my plate because the portions were too big for this girl. And now it’s back to rest and plan tomorrow’s first day in Acadia. We hope to do the Loop trail and then go up Cadillac Mtn on Monday. Have a wonderful Sunday. We will miss our New Community Family. Goodnight!

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Posted by brendagerber07 00:17 Archived in USA

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