Kennebunkport, Maine- Days 2 & 3

 Our second day in Kennebunkport started out a bit foggy.  We decided to walk through town again and eat breakfast at a cute little Parisian themed café we spotted the day before. 

But first a bit of reading on the deck. 



We got croissants & my husband got an egg sandwich.

After breakfast we headed to the complete opposite end of town and bought a couple of mini handmade donuts to share. We took them back to the same park as yesterday and sat along the harbor.  Tides were extra high and low this time of year so the harbor was mostly mud at low tide. 

I thought this pool barge looked really neat


We headed back to the room and eventually headed out to try and find some nature/hiking trails.  We went to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Rescue and walked a trail along the marsh. 




It wasn't even 10 by the time we finished up and we decided to try and look for some sort of boat cruise.  We picked a scenic cruise to the Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine (we've been many times to both York and the lighthouse but had never taken a boat cruise in Maine).  Our boat left out of Ogunquit and we had plenty of time to get there, find parking, and get settled. 

A pedestrian operated drawbridge

We started off on the cruise and our guide was telling us a lot about the area, the rock formations, various houses, etc. but about 1/2 way to the lighthouse the fog began rolling in. 



We saw some seals frolicking in the water along the way. 






We drove around the 3 sides of the lighthouse that you can't see from Mainland York and learned about the history of the area, the lighthouse itself, the fog horn (which we got to hear), and some local lore and legends. 








Once back on land around 1:30/ 2:00 we walked the tiny area around the marina in Perkin's Cove and settled on eating lunch at Barnacle Billy's. I forgot to snap photos of our food but it was delicious. I got a fried haddock sandwich with a side salad and I'm pretty sure Ben got a lobster casserole with baked potato and a salad.  

Lunch view from Barnacle Billy's




After lunch we decided to walk up to the main street in Ogunquit, do some shopping, and get some ice cream. 

Isn't this library adorable?!

I got ice cream from Sweet Pea's while my husband walked next door and got ice cream from another Big Daddy's.  
They had Maine Black Bear-- my favorite! Raspberry ice cream with chocolate/raspberry cups

We took the marginal way (a paved walking trail along the ocean) back to Perkins Cove and our car. 



Though the fog persisted we could hear the waves and it was a much nicer walk than along the streets


We stopped at a grocery store on the way back to the hotel and bought some snacks and water to eat later for our "dinner."  We got showered and changed into comfy clothes and spent the evening reading, watching TV and just chilling. 


Our last day was a very short day.  We got up, got dressed (I did a big more reading on the patio!).  It was drizzling and foggy so we decided to check out of the hotel at 7/7:30 and head out to breakfast at Mike's All Day Breakfast.  I forgot to take photos (again!) but the food was delicious.  I had a farmer's market breakfast sandwich and my husband got an omelet. 





After breakfast we stopped at the Kittery Trading Post and then headed home; stopping once on the way to pick up groceries for the week. 

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Comments

  1. Oh these pics are making me long for Ogunquit- need to get there asap- the walk downtown and passing the church is giving me all of the feels- so glad you enjoyed!

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    1. It was wonderful! Crowds and all-- it really made me feel like summer was here.

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  2. You can see (without actually seeing, lol) why those lighthouses are necessary for ships! Very pretty town!! That library is amazing. Lovely views of the water. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Right?! I thought it was pretty fitting to hear the fog horn too.

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  3. I love lighthouses! The fog looks like it did when we were in Oregon!

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    1. Thank you! I tend to like lighthouses too and Maine has so many of them with it's rocky coastline.

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  4. ...what a lovely destination, thanks for taking me along for the tour. I will have to get my own ice cream.

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  5. Those pictures of the fog are so cool! You can see why they need the lighthouses!

    Lauren @ Don't Mind Our Mess

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    1. We were a bit disappointed, of course, but at the same time I thought it was kind of neat to see the lighthouse in the fog as well!

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful trip!! Lighthouses are so cool - and you got some amazing photos!

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  7. Ooooh the fog made for such beautiful pictures! I love all of these!

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  8. This sounds like such a wonderful trip! I've never been to Maine but your posts really make me want to visit! And that Maine Black Bear ice cream sounds so good!

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    1. Thank you! That is my favorite flavor of ice cream.

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  9. When I was a kid, my family and I went to Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, and Kennebunkport. It was a lot of fun reliving that trip. Thank you for taking me along. 🖤

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  10. Looks overcast and cool. Was it very cool? Your photos are always outstanding. The pink flower! The photos of the lighthouse as you approached. How fun to hear the fog horn. And to see seals! Great experience. All of the food sounds scrumptious but I vote for the lobster casserole as my first choice. So glad you enjoyed your getaway. P.S. What a darling black top. You look very slim and fit.

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    1. Nope, it wasn't all that cool (though we did start getting sprayed with salty water on the boat). Thank you! I am not feeling very slim and fit but figure I could have done so much worse this summer with all the vacations and treats we've been enjoying.

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  11. Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing trip! Love all the photos :)

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  12. We love those kinds of tours where you hear all about the details about the place.
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    Jodie

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  13. Such a pretty area. The mist adds to the charm.
    Oh yeah-- the floating pool is such a cool idea. :)

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  14. Just beautiful photos! Glad you had a great trip!

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  15. That looks like a fogy place. I want sun on my hollidaytrips. I was in Iceland in june in wery mush rain. It could have been much better.

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    1. Me too but sun has been so hard to come by this year! We've been on 3 trips and I think only one of them was sunny.

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  16. It doesn't look like summer with the fog but the fog looks really cool. I think it gives the locations a lot of character. Since it is so hot and sunny here, that sounds appealing.
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    1. We have had an unusual summer for sure with lots of gray cloudy days-- though oddly some of them are so hot and muggy anyway.

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  17. I want to visit so badly. Regine
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  18. In a way, it's too bad it got foggy on your cruise, yet it's kind of cool because you got to hear the fog horn. Thanks for sharing all these photos, Joanne!

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  19. What a beautiful place! The lighthouse is so pretty, even in the fog - or maybe, especially in the fog!

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  20. I went to Ogunquit years ago and don't really remember it at all. Thanks for return visit!

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  21. What a shame about the fog, although it does create an atmospheric vibe! Looks a very interesting place. Thanks for linking!

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  22. Looks like an enjoyable visit. Those names are all so familiar to me. My mother was raised in South Berwick.

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