The first place we stopped was Nubble Point Lighthouse at York Beach. It is a lovely little lighthouse that sits about 20 yards off the coast on a rock island. We stumbled upon this place about two years ago with my brother Ib and his fiance Lisa, so we wanted to visit again.
Analise was so excited to see the ocean again. It had been over ten days since she had seen the ocean! As soon as we got out of the car, she wanted to go explore and get close to the water. Markus went with her to explore the tide pools and let her touch the Atlantic for the first time. It wasn't the most comfortable position for her, I am sure!We continued to meander up the coast and decided to head for Kennebunkport. As soon as we got close to this quiant little coast village, we fell in LOVE. It is SO hard to capture just how lovely and CLEAN everything was here. I am not on my normal computer, so I am not able to crop this picture, however I loved the sign that welcomes visitors. We ate at a clam shack and walked all around. I wasn't able to get as many good pictures as I would have liked. As I mentioned, it is really hard to capture a town on camera...with a 16 month old nonetheless! Analise loved looking at all of the waterfront shops and she liked the brick sidewalks too.
Markus and I decided that if we are ever able to, we would love to open a bed and breakfast here in Kennebunkport. It is a lovely place and the people we encountered were so kind--very reminiscent of some small towns in New Zealand. Needless to say, visiting Kennebunkport has been the highlight of our travels on this trip.