Monday, September 17, 2012

Summer Vacation Heaven on the Coast of Maine

It's been a few weeks since we got back, at least physically.  Emotionally we are still lounging in our cottage by the water, strolling through adorable towns with interesting shops, running with our pup along the rocky coastline of southern Maine, driving through green, lush and pristine countrysides and admiring stately waterfront homes.  It wasn't our first time in Maine and, hopefully, it won't be our last.  Relief at getting back home to sleep in our own bed?  Nope, just misery that our heavenly vacation was over.


Kennebunkport

Goose Rocks Beach

Kayaking on the Kennebunk River

Shopping and dining options in town near Dock Square


Cape Porpoise

Fishing boats heading out in the morning

Lobster traps on the dock


 Cape Neddick

The Nubble Lighthouse


Brian and Hadley posing on the rocks


Wells



Portland




Dining and Accommodations

Dinner at "Earth", a farm-to-table restaurant at Hidden Pond

Sipping a Pear Cosmo at "One Dock" near the Kennebunk River

Our stunning little cottage in Cabot Cove





Truth!


The Hungry Couple

On the beach in Wells

16 comments:

  1. Heavenly indeed! I want to go on a vacation too! Great pictures, Anita!

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  2. It looks so beautiful and relaxing! I'm glad you guys had a great time :D

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  3. What a lovely vaca! It looks like you had so much fun!

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  4. Your photos of the coast are gorgeous...love that shot of the fishing boats and the lighthouse. I think it's time for another trip to the NE :) What a wonderful vacation!

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  5. Oh wow!! What a perfect getaway!! Love your cottage and the towns around it. And your pup is absolutely adorable!! What I wouldn't give to go to a cottage on the beach right now...does summer have to be over? I've never been to Maine, hoping to get there one day!
    Christy

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  6. The cottage is fantastic! Is it yours? Do you rent it out? We try to get to Maine almost every summer. We usually end up in motels . . . but a cottage is much better.

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    1. Hi Joan,

      No, the cottage is not ours. We rented it. You can find out more about it in this post:
      http://hungrycouplenyc.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-cottages-at-cabot-cove.html

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  7. I love vacations by the sea... yes, a little closer to heaven! We are on opposite coasts, and I've never had the opportunity to visit the East. Interesting how it is similar, yet so different. I'd really love to visit one day! Thanks for sharing your photos...
    Good luck on the Post Vacation Blues! I"m still feeling mine from August... :)

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  8. Loving these photos, Anita. I will sit here and live vicariously through the fun you had :-)

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  9. Maine is on my summer vacation bucket list for sure. Your vacay looks like a dream!

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  10. Maine is one of my favorite places in the world. We go every summer. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  11. Next vacation y'all go on - I'm in!! Just letting you know so you'll WANT to take me..:) Looks so wonderfully peaceful.

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  12. What a beautiful place to vacation!

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  13. Scott keeps saying he wants to take a road trip to the East Coast. I've always wanted to but now you've made me really want to go!

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  14. Wow. I've been to the East Coast a few times, but never to Maine. Everything looks so lovely!

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  15. Maine is one of my most favorite spots to visit in the summer. I hope you had plenty of relaxation.

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