Thursday, October 14, 2010

Greeting from Portland, Maine!

Greetings from Portland, Maine!
Today's excursion is called, Lighthouses of Maine
(This excursion actually occurred on Monday as we are in Nova Scotia now)
Before our Lighthouses excursion we took a cab into Portland to tour Wadsworth-
Longfellow house - The childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
Although I know a lot about his work, the song playing in
my mind right now is Neil Diamond's Longfellow Serenade
This chair belonged to Henry's father, Stephen. To
learn more about this Historic house and its history, read here
After our self-guided tour of Portland we hopped into a tour bus to see three
of Portland's 72 lighthouses. I say see because this tour was nothing like
the lighthouses we've toured in California or North Carolina because...
These lighthouses are Tiny, and therefore, you may not wander around inside
This one, affectionately known as, Bug Light was my favorite
So stinkin' cute!
Don't you agree?
By the way... I think it's worth mentioning that we've had the most Perfect weather!
Every port stop has looked just like a Post card!
And we've loved every minute!
It was hard not to wish that I could pick up Bug Light and take it home with me!
Bub-eye, Bug Light!
After Bug Light we headed over to view another shore lantern...
I'm sorry, but Pigeon Point and Cape Hatteras are Lighthouses!
So we'll call these Shore Lanterns, okay?

Here is a bit about this one...
Our final stop was more Lighthouse-like at the Portland Head Light
That's Better!

The coastline reminded us both of Pacific Grove!
Which made us a little homesick for Monterey...
All of Maine's lighthouses were sold by the Coast Guard and are now privately
owned and maintained. This one was purchased by a local doctor for 190k
I do hope you've enjoyed Portland Maine as much as we have!
Oh... And, a visit to Maine would not be any visit at all without having Lob-roll!


  1. Looks like you are having a wonderful time, I'd love to bite into that lobster roll :) YUMMY!

  2. Oh what beauty we are blessed to see through your camera and posts. You make a good tour guide through them. The lobster looks so delish. Loving everything we're seeing. Thanks for sharing your trip with us through your posts. Hope you continue having perfect weather and a great time.

  3. Beautiful! We loved spending some time in Portland. The hotel was downtown, a converted government building. What a lovely city.

  4. Your photography skills never cease to blow me away. I could look at your photographs all day.

  5. Between that shoreline and that Lobster roll, I want to go to Maine!

    Thanks for the postcards, hon!


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