Thursday, 22 December 2011

An Afternoon in Portland

On our last day in Maine we explored downtown Portland and the surrounding coast. 
Matt wanted authentic New England Clam Chowder so we went to Gilbert's in downtown Portland for lunch.

In the restaurant Matt and Dad looked at an old navigational map of the Maine coast. 

Matt and his clam chowder, brimming over in a bread bowl. 
After lunch we headed to Portland Head Lighthouse at low tide. 

Under the lighthouse.

Old wood at the Lighthouse.

We left Portland Head and went to Twin Lights where we explored a bit of the park and coast line. These burrs were similar to the ones that were stuck in the alpaca fur from a few days ago. 

Lichen growing on the rocks.

Dad and Matt in the waning light.

Rocky shore line. 

Dad explores tide pools at sunset. 

Matt and Dad searched for sea glass.

Matt gets ready to dip his finger into the Atlantic...


The sun sets on another wonderful day. 
I even managed to fit some yarn shopping in, at a great local shop called KnitWit. I will share my yarn haul from another local company, Quince and Co. in a later post.

Long drive home tomorrow.


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