A restful day yesterday...a leisure morning, and we were ready for an outing. We packed a picnic lunch, the girls in one car, the guys in the other, cameras, maps, etc. and we were off.
Today's adventure took us to the Bristol, Maine.
were the leaders, however, they took us up one road and
down another...they just weren't the right roads. LOL
However, soon we were heading in the right direction and in short time, we were at the
Pemaquid Harbor which is the location of
Fort William Henry. This fort was the second of three forts built on the site. It has a commanding view of the John's Bay from the roof. This is also the site of
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. This site offers a glimpse of what life was like at an English frontier settlement during the 17th and 18th Centuries.
We also wandered through the
old cemetery. Darrell found gravestones that dated back as far as the early 1700's.
While here at the park, we decided to have our
picnic lunch. What a great place for a picnic overlooking the
After lunch, it was on to
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse was first commissioned in 1827 during John Quincy Adams' administration. A second lighthouse was constructed in 1835 due to poor workmanship of the first one. This lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be automated in Maine in 1934.
This lighthouse is only 39 feet tall and has a focal point of 78 feet. The original fog signal bell tower was established in 1897.
The lighthouse is great, but what we saw beyond was
The Gulf of Maine and it was awesome. We watched the waves,
walked on the rocks,
sit on the rocks and
looked out across the Gulf from the top of the lighthouse.
And, as our friend, Jim Meacham, says...
"it's a rough life, but someone has to do it."
Only one other thing could make this day complete and that was a trip to Hartwell for dinner at
Estes. We enjoyed
the food, and
What a finish to a great day.