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July 6th 2009
Published: July 6th 2009
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Cape Neddick, ME
We left the campground in Epsom, NH, driving east on Hwy 4. At Portsmouth, NH, we picked up I-95 for just a few miles to the Welcome Center. There we picked up some brochures and advice and got onto US 1 heading north in search of lighthouses.

We lucked onto our first, at Cape Neddick, the famous Nubble Light. It was quite pretty on its little island, but a real pain to get to, as we had to maneuver our camper down narrow residential streets. The beaches at York were rocky in spots, sandy and narrow in others, but the Atlantic Ocean looked gorgeous, fairly calm.

We went looking for the light on Cape Porpoise, but never found it. We did find the Presidents Bush compound at Kennebunkport. Sorry no picture of it as I didn't realize until we were past it just what it was.

We did manage to find the Portland Head Light, a very beautiful lighthouse in gorgeous surroundings at the entrance to Portland Harbor in Casco Bay. From there we could see the Port Elizabeth light (just barely) and the Rams Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay. We watched a lobster boat coming in.
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South Portland, ME
We saw lobster pot floats all over the place.

US 1 is a busy road, lots of traffic in some places, not much in others. Another gorgeous day.

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Rams Island Ledge Light

Casco Bay, Portland, ME

7th July 2009

What a wonderful show of lighthouses. Did I say I was jealous? Well I am. I can only imagine how it feels, looks and smells along the coast up there. Beautiful. Love ya all, Peggy
4th June 2010
Portland Head Light

light house
This gets my vote. I like the peacefulness

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