#37c New Hamphire to Pemaquid

New England Acadia Run
Day 3 - Sunday
August 22, 2006
185 miles
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a small touristy town full of character, but we didn't take time to walk the downtown area. We were ready to do a load of laundry, maybe go to bed early and hope for an early start in the morning.

We got the laundry done, but not the early start. Oh well... Leaving Portsmouth, we cross the Piscataqua River into Maine and took the Coastal Route US1 north along Maine's coast.



Must have been about 80 degrees...the beaches were busy. This is Kennebunk Municipal Beach.
This is a pebble beach...not sand or shell.
Cool boat anchored off shore.

Just down the road, we rode through Kennebunkport. Didn't see any Bushes.



Talked about mixed marriages... This is a motorcycle minus the front fork, handlebars, and wheel, and instead has a bat-mobile front end. I had to go back for a closer look when I saw it sitting on the side of the road with a "for sale" sign.
Guess this would be a 4-seater ... 2 on the bike part and 2 in the car part?

Freeport, Maine is home to L.L. Bean.
Freeport looks like you just stepped into a real-life "factory shop" mall. The whole downtown is shopping, including four L.L. Bean stores!


While in Freeport, we ate at Crickets...but they didn't serve crickets.

We passed through lots of little working harbor towns. They're not all touristy.

Those are lobster trap buoys on the dock. We say lots of these ... you will too before I'm done! They're painted in unique combination of colors as a way to identify whose they are. Think...branding a calf.
Remember the guy at the New Hampshire Visitors Center? He highly recommended visiting Pemaquid. Well, we made it ... barely.


Though it was dusk when we arrived at Pemaquid Lighthouse, I managed to take a few decent shots with the SLR...

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They seem very fond of lobsters up here!
Day is done...looking forward to what tomorrow brings. So far each day has gotten better with each mile traveled north!


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