...and I am very happy there.

...and I am very happy there.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mainly Vacation

This week I had a chance to return to a few favorite spots in Maine. A friend and I traveled to Boothbay Harbor for the Windjammer Days. This is the start of our journey with a little of how Jim and I came to learn of this beautiful paradise.

The Bells started vacations to Maine the year I started home-schooling our two younger sons. We wanted to go to a real "vacation" spot and were trying to get to Cape Hatteras. When that fell through, we noticed an ad in the local paper for a week-long rental in Owls Head, ME. It sounded perfect: near the beach, private home, all furnished, all linens included. We just had to bring food, beach towels, swimsuits and change of clothing.

So for the first time in our lives we entered Maine. Everyone we had spoken to about Maine told us to be sure to stop at a place called The Marginal Way at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. So we headed there first.

Benches are placed along the path to sit and enjoy the surf, the birds, and the people.

It's a true taste of Maine and a wonderful way to stretch after driving several hours.

The Marginal Way - Walking Tour

Town of Ogunquit

As you walk along the path, it meanders along the coastline and goes from the cove to the beach. Breathtaking!

The path goes behind many resorts and hotels and at the end of the path you come out in town.

There are many delicious eateries and shops.

This week's trip was the first time I walked the "circle" from Perkins Cove to town and back.

I highly recommend this stop on your trip to Maine.

More "Maine" to follow!

1 comment:

  1. You described it beautifully! I only went there for the first time about 9 yrs. ago. Our good friends, Peggy and Dick Brueckner, took us there. We went in the winter and it's fabulous that time of year! No crowds anywhere.