Again this morning we woke to crisp air coming through the open windows. Peggy says, this is the start of fall in Maine.
We had no plans until around 10, so I had plenty of time to get out for my morning walk.
And, as planned...we were all ready when Mike and Peggy arrived. Our trip today was taking us into Portland, which is about 30 miles down the coast from Topsham. Our actual destination was Fort Williams Park located at the Portland Harbor.
From the 1750's Portland Harbor was of economic importance as the closest American harbor to Europe and of strategic importance as protective anchorage for the Navy.
It is also home of the
Portland Head Lighthouse.
We enjoyed the walk around and through
We got some great pictures of the
Sylvia even went out
on the ledge to get a better shot of the
We watched the
waves, looked at the
flowers and chased the
Then there was a
committee meeting to make a decision about lunch. We all wished we had thought to pack a picnic, but since we didn't, the vote was to drive to Freeport for
some BBQ. The food was good enough that the guys all decided that we should return to the campground for a afternoon nap!
After a leisure afternoon, we gathered again around 6 with drinks and snacks. Peggy, Judy, and I got in an evening walk before it
got too dark. The only thing that was missing was a good old campfire. But, since we had no wood and the night was cooling fast, it was time to conclude another day from the Maine event.
And, as for me and my love for lighthouses, the day was Awesome!