Friday, October 3, 2008

Day 32, Friday, Oct 3, Kennebunkport, Maine

The day continued rather cold and windy, but still it was so refreshing to drive along this remarkable shoreline here in the area of Kennebunkport.
This is "Mother's Beach." We aren't sure just why it has that name. It is one of the few places we found designated as a public beach in Kennebunkport.

Numerous inlets along the coast provide natural harbors like this one at the mouth of the Kennebunk River where lobster fishermen anchor their fishing boats.

Our first stop on our tour of Kennebunkport was here at Cape Porpoise. Across the harbor is the Cape Porposie lighthouse on Goat Island. A bronze marker on the shore says that it was here on August 8, 1782 that the citizens of Kennebunkport withstood an attack by a British 18 gun warship, killing 17 and driving them from their shores. It says that the Americans suffered only one fatality; Lt. James BURNHAM, a resident of Kennebunkport.
Could this be a relative?

Today, Friday, October 3, began with a clear sky to the east, crisp and breezy; a beautiful Fall day for "The Maine Beaches" region which extends from Saco to Kittery. But, by the time we took a late breakfast at the world famous "Maine Diner" restaurant the sky's had turned ominous and the temperature was dropping sharply. In other words, perfect weather for Linda, the woman who prays for snow and will drive miles just to be in a rainstorm!

After our "Maine Diner" experience (a small, crowded, noisy place, but fast, efficient service and good food) we drove out to the coastline in the resort community of Kennebunkport.

This photo was taken on 'Old Cape Road' that winds it's way through isolated, thick woodland between the US highway and the bustling shore. You can't believe the sea could be anywhere close, and then, wow!, there it is!