South Portland to Bailey Island, Maine and points in between was where I spent the first six days of my Maine vacation. Actually, I was a bit further south because son and granddaughter live in Hiram (almost on the NH border), which was where graduation took place. For those reading this that don’t know, I spent three weeks in Maine earlier this year. We had expected to spend the summer at our camp, arriving in time for granddaughter’s graduation and staying through August. Unfortunately, Mr. B had a health problem that prevented him from going so I decided to fly up for graduation and spend a few weeks being a tourist. I had the BEST time! 😊 I put just short of 2500 miles on my rented vehicle while there, staying in a hotel or motel each night except for the two nights that I spent at our camp. I took a LOT of photos – around 5000 of them!! That doesn’t mean that I have that many good photos but I was trying to cover all my bases and figured that I could always throw the bad ones out.
I will post photos from my trip over the next few weeks. I’ll have to break my posts into areas, I think. I’ll show some photos from each area. I promise not to show each and every photo I took like Aunt Martha who shows you each and every one of her vacation photos when she gets home each year. 🙂 So here we go. First, I will start for the real reason that I went to Maine. Below is our beautiful granddaughter, Kendra at the senior assembly the day before graduation.
She stayed with me on Wednesday afternoon and evening. What did she want to do? Why, go to Cook’s Lobster House on Bailey Island for a haddock dinner. She had been talking about Cook’s since last year when she had haddock there and declared it the best she had ever eaten. On a side note, Cook’s recently got new owners. Hope if they make changes, it is NOT to the haddock!
We did sightseeing along the way from the hotel in Portland, stopping to take a photo of the house that Mr. B grew up in in Brunswick, driving to Harpswell, stopping on Orr’s Island (where I lived when I met Mr. B) and then over the Cribstore Bridge to Bailey Island. On Bailey Island, we ate at Cook’s and drove to Mackerel Cove and then Land’s End. We had dinner and I took photos. Luckily, she, like Mr. B is very tolerant of me when I am in photo taking mode (a LOT of the time).
I took Miss K back to Hiram the next day and headed back to Cape Elizabeth to photograph the Portland Head Lighthouse. I love lighthouses but in all the years that I lived in Maine, I had never been to this one. If you look to the back right, you will also see the Ram Island lighthouse. Don’t you just love the rocky coastline?I ended my day by driving to the Old Port section of Portland for dinner. If you ever go to the area and find a parking place on the street, it’s all good. Just check to see where you pay the parking fee even if it is unmarked, like my space was. I spent about two hours there an paid $15.00 for a parking ticket. Lesson learned!!
Did you know that the Old Port has its own “Love Locks” fence on the waterfront. Check it out!With that, I will bring this South Portland – Bailey Island, Maine post to a close. I hope that you enjoyed the photos. Have you been to any of the places that I mentioned in this post? Be sure to comment and let me know!
For more photos of my trip, click HERE. I will add more as I blog about the area’s.