Portland, Maine

Last winter we visited our friend, Peter, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  He said we should look him up at his summer home in Maine if we were ever in the area, so that’s exactly what we did today.  Up and off early this morning, we left the RV at the campground and drove the car up to Ocean Park, Maine.  Peter is a photographer, you may have seen his work.  He takes pictures of lighthouses and scenes all along the east coast. He makes post cards and refrigerator magnets and books for tourism, among other things. 

Ocean Beach, Maine
Our first stop was at the beach a few blocks from Peter’s house.  Peter said there could be as many as 300,000 tourists on a nice sunny weekend.  But this was Wednesday and it was kinda cool so the beach was not crowded at all. 
One of the things I noticed, that I found rather disappointing, is that every two feet you could see a cigarette butt in the sand.  I felt like I was walking in the world’s largest ash tray.
Huot’s Seafood Restaurant, Saco, Maine
In the Northeast there are seafood restaurants every where you go.  Peter took us to one of his favorites, a local spot off the beaten path…where the locals eat.  It was excellent.  I would love to eat there again.  It was called Huot’s Seafood Restaurant in Saco, Maine.
Portland, Maine
With our tummy’s full we hopped in Peter’s 1993 Suburban truck (with 366,000 miles on it) and drove up the coast to see Portland and some lighthouses.
The first one we saw was a little one called the Portland Breakwater Light.  It’s nick-named the Bug Light because it’s so little.

Portland Breakwater Light (The Bug Light)

Spring Point Ledge Light
Portland Head Light

Ram Island Ledge Light

Cape Elizabeth

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