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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Away, but not forgotten

     For the past six days, I was on vacation in Maine- Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, which is about a 10 1/2 hr drive from Buffalo (we stop and stretch a lot). Long drive, gorgeous places. The ocean is indescribable. I took sewing stuff with me (even the featherweight), but was so busy walking and looking, that I only managed to handquilt (more on that in another post). I was able to keep up with email and read blogs, but not able to post from my iPad from Blogger. 
     The salt water air is such perfume to me. The skies are fantastic. We just stared at the ocean for extended periods of time. I visited two quilt stores and one needlepoint store. I was looking for thread and thimbles. Found thread, no thimbles anywhere. Here are some highlights of what I saw. There was so much I should have take photos of, but I was too hot or tired to take out the camera.
    We stayed at the Beachmere in Ogunquit and at Captain Jefferds Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport- both of which I highly recommend and we had been there before. I could spend blocks of time in Ogunquit- just walking the beach and the Marginal Way. Too bad it is such a far drive.
We stayed in the top room, River Green at Captain Jefferds (the trapezoid windows).
View from the room roof. My husband just loves to sit and stare there.
Sunset in Kennebunkport from the bridge
The harbor in Kennebunkport. The large ship is a restaurant. 
Along one of the Kennebunkport beaches, early morning.
Me enjoying the seabreeze at Ogunquit
The Footbridge in Ogunquit 
Ogunquit beach at low tide
Nubble Lighthouse
Love the rocks along the Maine coast- this would make a great quilt!

2 comments:

Lara B. said...

This is my idea of a dream vacation Linda! Your photos are wonderful!

Betsey Kuzia said...

I stayed in the Patio room when I was there with Marlene in March. Sara and Erik were so wonderful to us during that difficult time. I drove up from Albany after my buddy called to fill me in on what was going on and I was glad I could be a support to her. I had never.been to Kennebunkport and loved it, we made a hard situation into the best possible time. Glad you guys crossed paths!